Google Play Music Streaming Takes the Stage in Canada


Just as Canadian Music Week prepares to dominate the Toronto music community, Google took to the city this morning to google-play-music-smallannounce that its Google Play music streaming service is now available to Canadians.

The service, which was first brought to the US, Europe, and Mexico roughly a year ago, is available to Canuck music fans for an introductory rate of $7.99/month (with a 30-day trial, until June 30), before increasing to $9.99/month. Subscribers will have access to 25 million songs, along with genre-specific digital radio channels, as well as playlists curated by experts.

A person can also upload up to 20,000 tunes into a cloud-based “locker.” Music purchased from other outlets can be dropped into that storage feature

Music reviews are also onboard, as is the ability to create personalized playlists. For independent artists looking to gain exposure and royalty opportunities, they will soon be able to upload their own music to the service.

Beginning now, Google Play will come preloaded on Android smart devices, while iOS users can download the app from Apple’s App Store.

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