About a year ago Yahoo! Search launched a music artist shortcut to make it easier for users to find quick details about artists — like videos, photos, sample song tracks, and even their official website links — directly from the search results page. This evening, we’re rolling out some key enhancements as part of our partnership with Rhapsody.
Now, in addition to gaining access to all of the artist background that you could before, you’ll also be able to play up to 25 full songs a month, as opposed to the 30-second samples from before. And, by tapping into the vast catalog of songs available on Rhapsody, we’re expanding the number of audio files that are available for playback and increasing the number of tracks in the shortcut from three songs to four. If you want to look over a greater list of songs, you’ll also be able to link directly to Yahoo! Music right from the shortcuts; full song playback will soon be enabled in Yahoo! Music as well, so stay tuned.