Google has been taking constant flak from music rightsholders about the prominence of pirate sites in its search results. Here’s something more positive, although possibly controversial for different reasons: when people search for popular songs on Google, they’re now seeing a big, bold image linking to their music videos right at the top of the search results. “This was already available in September 2013 when you searched for an artist and then clicked on a song – you’d see a preview of the music video if it was available to display,” Google told Search Engine Watch. “Yesterday we made it easier to get to – you can now just search for a song directly and see the video screenshot right away.” Controversial? Well, the new feature focuses on the “first playable video in the search results”, and that’s almost always Google’s own YouTube service. Rivals (whether video or audio streaming services) may see this as unfair competition, although rightsholders may be simply happy that legal results are getting more prominence.

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