Google plans to introduce Google Music search.

In conjunction with on- and off-line retailers, this new service will help surfers find information about acts. Results will be placed above main search results - the same place as weather information is sometimes found.

The feature will offer artist information, links to albums and a picture, where available. A "more" music link will direct users to song titles and a variety of music retailers.

Apple, Real, eMusic, Amazon, Wal-Mart and others have already agreed to allow links to their sites to be included as options in the retailer lists.

Search Engine Watch reports that: "Placement in search results is determined by a combination of the retailer's page rank and other relevance factors, as well as an element of "randomness" to ensure "fairness,".