The public launch of Google Music for consumers has been accompanied by a truly disruptive move by Google – Google Music for Artists. This offers artists a means to bypass traditional music publishers and go directly to the consumer. Google will take a one time setup fee of $25 and 30% of sales proceeds. Other key features include the ability to set album and track prices, create an artist page on the Android Market, sell music via Youtube, and close integration with Google+. This move hammers the last nails into the coffins of the purveyors of non-digital music distribution models and shrinking platforms like MySpace.
With Google Music you set your own retail prices for albums and tracks. You can quickly make your own promotions, like limited time price reductions, or make some tracks available as album-only purchases. The choices are yours.
You keep 70% of what you take in, paid to you monthly.
Every artist or band has a page within Android Market to help Google Music users find out more about you. The artist page includes your bio, photo, links and the original music you have available for sale.
Our integration with YouTube helps you sell your songs with a buy link in your music videos.