Our excellent partnership with Google Play means that you can quickly and easily sell your music online. We will explain how the store works below, including how soon to expect your royalties.
Google Play Store
Google Play is essentially the official app store for Android devices and includes music, magazines, books, movies, and television programs. It was launched in its current form in March 2012, bring together the Android Market, Google Music and Google eBookstore. It is currently available in 58 countries.
Google Play offers music downloads and has a catalogue of over 35 million songs. It’s song pricing structure is similar to iTunes, with the ability for users to upload 50,000 songs for cloud storage.
A unique bonus happens if your music is purchased and ‘matched’ – when a user syncs music to another device. If this happens, you’ll receive royalties, which means more income in your pocket.
You can also set-up a pre-order so that you can build excitement within your fanbase prior to your release.
Google Play Music
This is the streaming service from Google. It offers a free tier which has limited access, a premium tier or a family account for up to 6 users.
YouTube Red is also bundled in with their paid subscription tier and provides an untold amount of additional, ad-free content. Additionally, it is worth mentioning that the ad-free version of YouTube (on the app and desktop) offers additional playlist possibilities and the ability to listen to music on YouTube without the app being open.
How Do I Sell My Music on Google Play
The bonus to selling your music on Google Play is that your music will be available on millions of computers, tablets, and android phones across the globe. Plus, it’s easier than you think to get started, all you need is a distribution partner.
With Horus Music, for example, your music will often be available on all of our download and streaming platforms and other major services within 24-48 hours. We then complete our royalty payments each month and don’t charge any yearly fees. If you would like to set up a pre-order, please let us know as you deliver your music.
With the download store, you receive a split of the retail price, but with the streaming service you will receive a royalty share based on ad-share and number of streams.