If you are a musicians with original music, it might be a good idea to get your music on Google Play Music All Access whether you believe in the streaming model or not. Here's why (and how).
Why to Get Your Music on Google Play Music All Access
Probably the biggest reason is that there are a bazillion people using Android Phones. You can bet that Google is going to do their best to let everyone of them know about it.
Also, unlike Spotify or MOG, Google Play Music All Access is linking to a store where people can buy your music. Who knows how many streamers will go another step further to buy it but its worth a shot. I am waiting to see if that makes a difference or not, but, a sale here and a sale there is better than nothing right?
Even if you are not sold on the whole streaming model, this could be a chance for you to dip your toe in the water. Add all your music to the store and then start slow by making a track or two available on All Access. What have you got to lose?
How to Get Music on Google Play Music All Access
Get On Google Play
If your music is not on Google Play, you need to get it there. Here are 17 Steps to Getting Your Music on Google Play (a lot of steps yeah but hey, its for a good cause right?)
Opt-in to All Access
According to an email I recieved from Google, once you have your music up an running you only need to do the following:
1. Log-in to the artist hub at http://play.google.com/music/publish
2. Click on an album you want to add to All Access
3. Select “Edit Album Details”
4. Review the “All Access Setting”
5. Click “Publish changes”
There you have it. I will be monitoring my stats and my sales over there so I'm sure I'll be blogging about this again. Get on the newsletter and never miss a thing.
Also, feel free to share your experience using the service and, in the comments below, let us know what you think of this whole all Access thing.