Editor's note: We used Cover It Live for this event, so if you missed the live blog, you can still replay it in the embedded component at the end of this post. Replaying the event will give you all the live updates along with commentary from our readers and CNET reporters. Or you can read the edited transcription below. And to get the key points from today's announcement, in which Google opened up its music service to all users and debuted music downloads and Google+ music sharing, you can check out a summary story here
. In addition, there's video of the Google Music event
, Greg Sandoval's analysis of what Google has accomplished
, and Jessica Dolcourt's Google Music-themed interview with Busta Rhymes
Google is holding a music-themed extravaganza Wednesday, and we'll be there live to bring you the news.
The event is expected to bring the launch of Google's online music download store, the latest such digital storefront from the search giant. Google already operates a digital store for books, as well as for software applications on both its Android and Chrome platforms.
Alongside the formal launch of that service, Google is expected to unveil deals with most of the big record companies to sell digital music downloads from those catalogs. Purchased tracks can then be accessed from both the Web and on mobile devices, including those running Google's Android operating system. Social features could let users share purchased tracks with their friends via Google+. … Read more