Google Play Music launches in Australia

Google has announced the Australian launch of its Google Play Music Service.

In a statement, Google announced that aside from its music download service, users will also get access to a free cloud-based ‘music locker’ which will allow them to sync their songs across devices, including tracks they didn’t purchase through Google Play.

“On Google Play Music, you can find the latest releases from established Australian artists such as Delta Goodrem, Havana Brown and Lisa Mitchell,” Google states.

While Google had previously made its Google Play Music app available for Android smartphone and tablet users, it only functioned as a music player, with the music section of the Google Play online store unavailable to Australian users.

For unsigned artists, Google is also offering the opportunity to create an ‘artists hub’ account through which they can create a profile, upload their music files, suggest a retail price, and sell their music through the Google Play store.


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