Google has updated its search results that will put artists at center stage on Search. What this means is that the next time you make a music-related search, you will be able to hear the update directly from them in the search results. Google rolled out a similar feature that will answer your celebrity questions with selfie-style videos back in December.
When you search for Steve Aoki, Sia, Son Little, Sofi Tukker, Shakira, and Kygo, you’ll find updates from them in the Search results, inside their Knowledge Panel. In the same panel, you can find images, videos, GIFs, and text posted directly by the artist you’re searching for. Through this, you can now stay assured that these updates are from a verified musician as the posts will be marked with a blue checkmark next to their name.
Google says that this feature is live for all musicians who are on the Google search results worldwide. The company is also letting musicians with a Knowledge Panel get verified and start posting.