Google is planning to shut down Google Play Music. It is one of the few kinds of music streaming services that let you upload your own content for free.
The tech giant has revealed that it will remove the Artist Hub on Google Play Music, that comes with up-and-coming bands and musicians. However, unfortunately, the service will no longer work as of April 30, 2019.
Google Play’s Artist Hub has stopped the new sign-ups. Google said that the move is part of its plan to replace Google Play Music with YouTube Music.
According to its support page:
YouTube Music lets artists take advantage of YouTube analytics, connect with fans, promote tours and sell tickets, among other things.
After April 30th, musicians will no longer be able to use the service to upload or edit their tracks. Google is convincing users to become “a YouTube Artist in case you are not already” and recommending a list of YouTube partners.
The cost of YouTube Music is $10 per month. It also includes YouTube Premium, that is providing you access to original content along with removing ads throughout all of YouTube. So if you are thinking to make an account in Google Play Music then drop the idea.