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Developers don't need to write custom code to build search support into a Metro style app. Just enable the search contract and your app can use this standard search box. In this case, I've searched for an artist using the Music app.
In Windows 8, Microsoft appears to be consciously simplifying its branding. Although the back end for the music store closely resembles the Zune experience, a quick peek in the About box reveals that it's now part of the Xbox brand.
Sign into a Windows 8 device using the same account you use on your Xbox console and you can use that device as a media controller to play music, movies, and more in the living room or den.