How to sell your music on Google Play
To sell your music on Google Play, you need to release it through an digital music distribution service.
LANDR distribution makes getting your music on Google Play and keeping 100% of your royalties simple.
Use LANDR’s release builder to get your music on Google Play and every major streaming store.
Like their competitors Spotify and Pandora, Google Play is committed to playlisting and discovery and new music making it an essential destination for DIY music distribution.
Here’s what you need to know before to sell your music on Google Play Music:
Where does Google Play distribute?
Google Play distributes your music to:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela
Google Play royalties: How much will I make?
Artists receive up to 70% on their suggested retail price for song purchases. Your suggested retail price per song is USD$1.29 when you distribute with LANDR.
For sales of full albums, Google Play multiplies the per-song suggested retail price by the number of tracks on your album.
Google takes a 30% commission on all sales. After Google takes its commission you keep 100% of your royalties when you release on an Unlimited plan with LANDR.
Streaming royalties from Google Play’s streaming services are a proportionate percentage based on ad and subscription revenue and the number of times your song was streamed.
When will my music be live on Google Play?
Once your release is approved by LANDR, it will take approximately 48 hours before your music is live on Google Play Music.
For more information on release times visit the LANDR help section.
How much does Google Play charge for my music?
Releasing with LANDR sets the default price for single song downloads to USD$1.29.
Album pricing is based on the accumulated value of your suggested retail price for single songs, multiplied by the numbers of songs on your album.
Your music is also sold via Google Play’s streaming services that are available free with ads, or as a premium subscription service.
Google Play Music streaming services are available via a monthly USD$9.99/month fee after a free 30 day trial.
How does Google Play sell my music?
Google Play sells your music in 2 ways:
1. Songs or albums available for pay-per-download
2. Through their Google Play streaming service if you choose to make your music available for streaming
Your music is automatically available for streaming and download as soon as it’s live on Google Play giving you 2 different ways to make Google Play royalties.