Google Play's Artist Hub is no longer accepting new sign-ups and will reportedly shut down April 30. The service, which lets smaller indie artists post and sell their music on the Google Play Store and Google Play Music, redirects new users to YouTube for Artists.
"In anticipation of this change, we are shutting down the Artist Hub," the company told 9to5Google.
YouTube Music relaunched last May as a $10-a-month music streaming service. As part of the change, Google Play Music, which shares a parent company with YouTube, will eventually shut down. During a briefing, Google said it would close the gap between the two services so users don't lose features, including a cloud-based MP3 storage locker.
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