We had our go at analysing the potential impact of Google’s new music search in yesterday’s PDF Report, but others have been doing the same. Billboard’s Glenn Peoples has penned two pieces analysing the implications. Among his conclusions and questions: Google now has a massive say in which online music services will succeed, routing search traffic to a handpicked selection of partners; how will developing acts benefit from this, if at all – people aren’t necessarily searching for them on Google; will this be a further challenge to the album format, since it’s based mainly around individual tracks; and will Google share data on these searches with labels and artists? Meanwhile, TechCrunch focuses on iLike’s deal with Google, and questions why Facebook or Ticketmaster didn’t swoop in to buy it before MySpace. “We frankly can’t see any reason at all for Ticketmaster to let iLike go to a potential competitor, particularly with this Google deal locked up…”

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