Music is a hugely popular search topic, with two of the top 10 queries in the US being about music, which is probably why Google has partnered with MySpace to make it easier for those searches to link to actual music.
Entering the name of a song, album or artist into a Google search will now include links to audio previews on MySpace (via iLike) or Lala. Naturally there are links to purchase the music too.
As Google’s expertise is in search, simply entering a portion of the lyrics will also bring up relevant music tracks.
In addition, Google has partnered with Pandora, imam and Rhapsody to provide more ways of discovering related music.
As per usual with Google’s new rollouts, it’s US only at present, but hopefully this will be pushed out to other countries in due course.