Welcome To Magnifier

Wondering what Magnifier is? Well, when I was in junior high school, I had a friend whose older cousin lived in England, and that cousin would always send my friend great new records we usually knew nothing about, except that if the cousin liked them there was a very good chance we would, too. That's how we first heard the Clash's debut LP, Closer by Joy Division, and countless other albums I still treasure today.

So, Magnifier is basically Music Beta's cousin who lives in England, except that we don't actually live in England, and you don't have to wait weeks for new packages to arrive via air mail. Because we’ll bring you new free music each and every day. Sometimes it will be songs you haven't heard of by artists you have. Sometimes it will be new artists we think deserve more attention. And sometimes there will be video interviews and live performances. But you can always count on the following:
  • You can add any or all of the songs to your Music Beta library instantly
  • You can do this for free
  • The artist is being featured because someone on our team thinks they're pretty great
We hope you enjoy browsing through all these free songs and videos as much as we enjoy bringing them to you. -- Tim Quirk, Head of Music Programming

31 comments:

Farran said...

This sounds really awesome, I can't wait to use it :D I absolutely love discovering new music, I trawl youtube and my friend's music libraries all the time.
Kind of an ironic shame though that Music Beta isn't available in England. :/

KirkT said...

Excellent! I'm quite excited to start using this.

macewan said...

Listening to Eminem on Google Music Beta at this very while working in Google Docs Spreadsheet. Believe it or not his music and Royce Da 5'9" - entertains my brain during this mind numbing cell to cell dance.

Keep the free music coming.

:-)

Kirk Holmes said...

LOVE IT!

No Evil said...

when I'll grow up, I'll become iTunes :)

alex said...

Love it but I still need to get an ivite for Google music!!

alex said...

:)

Irfan said...

I'm loving it.

isradroid said...

Hi,
The blog is a great idea.
can't wait that Google Music will roll out of beta.

Kenny said...

When will Google Music be available in the UK?

stoner said...

Why is great stuff always available in USA? I'm loving music and i like google products. But always have to wait months to test the products... :-(

stoner said...

Why is cool stuff like this only available in US?
I'm lovin music and i like google products... I always have to wait months to get these products... ;-(

sanatvij said...

KICKASS !!!

Anonymous said...

This English cousin would love to have a go on this.....

stm said...

will this button type thing be available on other music blogs? or is it just a music blog from google?

bgfay said...

There should be a link to this blog from within Google Music Beta's player. There could be an option there also to set a pop-up for a daily reminder about what's available here on Magnifier.

And it would be cool if all of this was tied to Google+ too.

bgfay said...

One more thing: It would be cool for users (like me!) to be able to suggest bands and songs for you to consider.

DrWolfgangVonBubbles said...

You should tag posts with genres so we can sort them by specific styles of music.

Edward said...

Thanks for being that cousin, jaja!!!

eaphis said...

What a great service!

memurlar said...

it is a great blog for google music beta. i will follow this service

navethechimp said...

I see little reason to follow the musical tastes of a small group of developers at Google. However, the Magnifier model is brilliant. Could this be used in such a way that artists, record labels, music archivist bloggers, etc could post music with an "add to library" link? It seems like this could revolutionize music sharing!

Oh yeah, copyright...

Audobrianna said...

Glad to be here!

New Job Vacancy said...

well, let see how this google apps can affect our thirsty 'bout music.

thanks google

JiaOnBlogway said...

I'd like to hear the song first regardless it's free or not. It's missing the play button so far.

Keith Stripe said...

I would love to have podcast subscriptions added. I know I can simply put them in there but it would be nice to have. Then it could automatically delete after a certain time you set for the podcast.

bgfay said...

Does anyone else wish the +1 button existed for each post here?

navethechimp would get a +1 from me.

Keith Nash said...

Any way to listen before adding?

Keith Nash said...

Any way to listen before adding?

Josh Strobl said...

I really like Magnifier, don't stop posting Google. I like all the new stuff I can add to my Google Music.

Marcels Blog said...

I'm loving it.

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