Google, which just has been subject of the former post about new services around Google Music, has introduced a new technological standard to index information about music and music files available within websites, which concerns the development of music sites. Introduced has been a set of Rich Snippets tags enabling the display of available music at sites within the search results. By this searchers now become aware of the availability of music files at sites appearing within search results. More about the new function including technological details is available by the official Google post A new rich snippets format for music.
Here by the way is another interesting article about the development of the online music space and the distribution of music, which states that new media in general as well as social networking means have led to a broader choice of music at all and by this to a change of the consumption of music.