Google Play Music Opens for Business in Seven More Countries. But Not Canada.

You know that something’s weird when Russia gets access to Google’s streaming music service before Canada.  Russia.

As of this week, citizens of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States are part of Google’s music world.

Canada?  Nope.  Just like we can’t get Spotify, Pandora or buy MP3s through Amazon.

(Via Hypebot)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Google Play Music Opens for Business in Seven More Countries. But Not Canada.

  • October 5, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    How does this continue to happen? Why is it that iTunes is the only real option in this country to purchase music online? I have heard repeatedly that the music industry in this country insists on an almost 80% take of all online sales. If this is true, how does even Apple making any sort of profit from music sales in this country? Something about this just seems fishy….


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