Remember back when MySpace was popping, and everybody and their mother was making those music pages to promote their music and hopefully catch the attention of some music exec to get signed to an actual label? Well, Google is bringing something similar to the table with Artist Hub, a new feature that launched with Google Music yesterday.
How Does it Work?
Independent artists can set up a profile that allows them to upload their own music and sell it directly from the site. The Artist Hub profile costs $25.The artist keeps 70 percent of the revenue from each sale and gain access to detailed financial and promotional analytics. Users will eventually be able to sell their music directly from YouTube too.
How Will it Benefit Independent Artists?
Any kind of exposure is good exposure when it comes to promoting and marketing your music. There are numerous music platforms that independent artists can use and this is just another option. Many have witnessed the success creating a simple MySpace page was. There are artists who were MySpace stars and got a deal out of it. The same could happen with Google’s new feature.
It could be what gets the next rapper or singer their big break.
If you are an independent artist, will you check out Artist Hub?