Google is shutting down its Artist Hub as it transitions to YouTube Music

Google is closing Google Play Artist Hub at the end of the month, reports 9to5Google . Launched for the first time in 2012, the center allowed smaller independent artists to upload and sell their music through the Google Play store and the Google Play Music service. The hub no longer accepts new registrations and will not allow existing members to upload or edit their music as of April 30.

The disappearance of Artist Hub occurs when Google shuffles its main musical offer. In his email to the artists who announced the closure, Google said: "With the release of YouTube Music last year, we eventually planned to replace Google Play Music with YouTube Music." He added that "we encourage you to become a YouTube artist if you are not". Already, "and recommended a list of YouTube partners to sell music through the service." Last year, the company said YouTube Music will finally get all the key features of Google Play Music.

After the artists stop To upload or edit your music on April 30, you will spend one more month until you receive your final reports and Service Payments on May 31. These reports will be completely deleted on July 31.

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