The music on YouTube is huge, really big. Every month, more than 1 billion people visit YouTube for music. But it has never been as bright as a proper listening service.
His latest proposal – YouTube Music – is designed to change that. But in the dominant music stream of Apple and Spotify, is YouTube Music too little, too late?
What is YouTube Music?
This is Google’s new music streaming service.
Is there a music streaming service on Google?
Yes, it does: Google Play Music.
What is the difference between YouTube Music and Google Play Music?
They have different libraries. With YouTube Music, you don’t get official songs. You get a lot of remixes, covers, live versions and parodies on YouTube, as well as music from people who aren’t into recording. And of course you get the video too.
What are the unique features of YouTube Music?
In addition to the tracks mentioned above, YouTube Music can search for specific words and even use natural language: Google says you can search for that hipster song “with a hipster song”.
The app also offers context-aware recommendations, such as creating a playlist of fires, accidents and deaths if you’re at the airport.
Don’t worry, it really won’t happen. But it does offer you tracks for the gym or listening to soothing music before the trip. The discoveries are sure to be a big part of the YouTube Music experience: it offers thousands of themed playlists for specific genres or moods of music.
How much does YouTube Music cost?
$ 9.99 per month in the US and $ 9.99 in the UK. A total of 17 countries have access.
Is there a free version of YouTube Music?
It exists and it is supported by advertising.
Where does YouTube red music fit into YouTube music?
This is a very good question. It will be rebranded as YouTube Premium and now includes YouTube Music as well as Google Play Music. It will also be more expensive than $ 11.99 / £ 11.99 per month as it offers offline video. If you are a YouTube Red subscriber in the US, Australia, South Korea or Mexico, your monthly fee will not increase when you have Red Premium. If you don’t have a subscriber and want a video without ads, the price has gone up.
You can try YouTube Premium for free for three months. It also costs £ 17.99 in the UK.
If I pay for YouTube Music, will it get rid of ads on everything?
No, just things in music. If you want to remove ads from everything you need for YouTube Premium.
Can I get YouTube originals on YouTube Music?
No. This is a Premium feature.
Can I download YouTube videos using YouTube Music?
What do you think? This is also a Premium feature. YouTube Music allows you to download music, but not other YouTube content.
When can I get YouTube Music?
If you’re in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand or Mexico, the early entry program kicked off on Tuesday, May 22nd. On June 18, all were eligible in Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Do I need an app to access the YouTube Music service?
Google has updated its mobile app and created a new desktop player for YouTube Music, but we hope it works in your web browser as well. After all, this is YouTube.
Is YouTube Music the killer of Google Play Music?
It does not make sense to use two similar flow services under one roof. Google Play Music Days are clearly listed. Although this has not been confirmed, we talked about why the two programs are still together.
YouTube Music Spotify or Apple Music Killer?
It’s very difficult. Obviously, the numbers will be very difficult. As of January 2018, Spotify had 70 million paid subscribers, and Apple Music is expected to surpass the U.S. this summer – partly because YouTube knows it’s all free stuff. According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), 85 percent of YouTube users go there to listen to free music.
Most YouTube Music users support the version designed for advertising, and we think that rarely do people do this when using blocking tools.
And don’t forget about Amazon. Its Alexa push potential could put Amazon Music in many homes.
The big problem here is that Google and its video creators don’t make a ton of money from subscriptions – that’s the advertising business and the money is right here. Speaking to Digiday in February, network executives said that YouTube Red brings in only 7 percent of the revenue that “makes money from YouTube”. When other sources of income, such as sponsorship, were taken into account, the figure was 1%.
Honestly, the lack of interest in YouTube Red was partly because YouTube Red could only be accessed in a few areas. But one of these regions is the U.S.’s largest music streaming market in the world. In the U.S., 30 million people pay for music streaming. Very few of them are YouTube Red users.
In an interview with The Guardian, industry analyst Mark Mulligan said, “YouTube did this to calm down music tags that like subscription models, but it can’t be a Spotify killer. YouTube is about creating ads; strategically. I believe we will make it a leading service of the music subscription service. ”
Another problem. In late 2017, Billboard announced that it would devalue YouTube streams in the algorithms it uses to calculate schema placement. In plain English, which means charts, Spotify, Tidal, or Apple Music streams are more expensive than YouTube. If you’re a record company, this will affect where you do advertising activities, such as service exclusives that attract a lot of traffic, not your ads. At first, at least, this makes YouTube Music less attractive than its competitors.