I’m excited to announce the addition of Google Music to our online music delivery network. Independent artists, bands and labels will benefit from access to this new sales channel and all SongCast artists will have their tracks delivered to Google Music at no additional cost.
The Google Music store offers more than 13 million tracks from major labels such as Universal Music Group, Sony Music, EMI as well as several independent labels and aggregators, including SongCast.
Listeners can purchase individual songs or entire albums right from their computer or Android device and they’ll be instantly added to their Google Music library, and accessible from anywhere. Prices will vary from $.99 cents to $1.29, and some songs will even be offered for free. Don’t worry though, your music will not be offered for free unless you are asked to participate in a special promotion.
Your Songs on Google Music
If you are a current SongCast artist already utilizing our distribution network, your music will be automatically added to Google Music very shortly. The best part is, it will cost you nothing! It’s included with your monthly membership to SongCast. New artists signing up will also be delivered to Google Music at no extra cost. What a deal huh?
Powerful Sharing Features
As an exciting new feature, the Google Music store has been integrated with the Google+ social network. This connection allows you to share the songs you purchase with your friends via the Google+ service. Your friends will be able to listen (or stream) each song you purchase one time at no cost. This unique sharing feature has the potential to make your next song a “viral hit”. No other online music service offers this feature and sets to allow Google an opportunity to carve out their own niche in the digital music world.
I’m thrilled to make this announcement as all SongCast artists need the ability to reach consumers wherever they purchase and listen to music. By extending our distribution networks through key partnerships such as this one, we continue to deliver solutions for independent artists and at rates they can afford.