After years of waiting, Google Music has finally landed in Australia.
It comes alongside a major update for the Google Play store that sees new fonts and designs take centre stage.
Music has been a long time coming for Australians, but Google finally announced the product's availability in a blog post today.
Google has added a few spotlit a few local artists to kick off the service in Australia, including DJ Havana Brown, Delta Goodrem and Lisa Mitchell. Indie artists can get a fair bit out of Google Music now, however, with the search giant opening up Artist Hub to Australian performers.
Artist Hub lets indie singers and bands put their work up on Google Music for a nominated price, even though they may not be signed to a record label.
You can read the full post below:
First, there were apps and games. Then books. Followed by movies and magazines. And now... music!
From today, all Australians can now listen to their favourite artists and download the latest music from Google Play — a digital entertainment destination for Android devices and the web.
Google Play makes it easy for you to buy your favourite songs and albums, and instantly add them to your music library. Our free music locker also means that you can add up to 20,000 songs from your existing music collection to Google Play instantly and listen to them from any computer or Android phone or tablet, even when you’re offline.
On Google Play Music, you can find the latest releases from established Australian artists such as Delta Goodrem, Havana Brown and Lisa Mitchell. For those not signed to a record label, we’re also introducing Google Play artist hub for Australia — a platform for independent artists to sell their music directly to fans. In the artist hub, artists can create a profile, upload their music files, suggest a retail price, and sell their music on Google Play.