Google Play's Artist Hub is no longer accepting new sign-ups and will shut down April 30, Google confirmed Thursday.
Google said the closure of Artist Hub won't impact Google Play Music users. The company also confirmed the move is part of its plan to replace Google Play Music with Google-owned YouTube Music.
YouTube Musicas a $10-a-month music streaming service. As part of the change, Google Play Music will eventually shut down. Google said it plans to make the transition to YouTube Music as smooth as possible. For example, users won't lose their music when they upload their files to a cloud-based MP3 storage locker.
Originally published April 4.
Update, April 5: Added background from Google.