Google in an effort to make their online music service Google Music more popular has created a website called Magnifier (more precisely a blog) which promotes the service by giving away music for free. Visitors need to have a Google Music account to benefit from Magnifier, and since it is currently limited to select countries and invite only, it could mean that some won't be able to listen to the free music Magnifier offers just yet.
Users with a Google Music account find at least one free song per day over at the Magnifier website. Each new song is introduced with a short review on the site and a "add free music" link to add the song free of charge to the user's Google Music collection.
The songs are added online on the Google Music Beta website where they can be listened to. Google Music offers no options to download songs to a computer. The program Google Music Downloader adds that functionality so that it is possible to download the free songs to the PC.
The Magnifier website has a free song archive where all past songs of the day are grouped into genres. One nice feature here is the ability to add all songs of a selected genre at once to Google Music.
One song per day may not seem much but it is a free service nevertheless. You find songs from various music genres, e.g. Metal, Alternative and Hip-Hop or Rap there.
Another interesting thing on the Magnifier website is the artist of the week feature which offers a short biography of the selected artist or band plus links to free songs.
The last option is located under the Scanner link on the Magnifier website. Here you find multiple themed tracks, from classic over hip-hop to electronic and jazz.
I have to admit that I'm personally not using any online music storage services which can be attributed to the fact that I have no requirements to access my music collection on other devices. What about you? Are you using music services like Google Music or Amazon Music?
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