Google just released an interactive music timeline. It’s pretty fascinating, and all the albums link directly to Google Play (here’s my store).
But The Verge uncovered a haunting fact: “Not included on the chart is classical music, something Google says it’s excluded given that it’s typically cataloged by composition date, and not when it’s recorded.”
That would make sense but Classical Music is more than just dead composers from the 1400’s. Today there are plenty of orchestra musicians and composers, but since Classical Music isn’t included here then you completely, once again, beat the genre down and wonder why it can’t get up.
Google, you could’ve helped out a lot of classical/orchestra composers whose music is on Google Play and would benefit from the discovery. Now it’s just another depressing article about how Google, Twitter, Facebook, iTunes, and more continue to exclude the orchestra filed under my genre tag.