From the invention of the phonograph in 1877 to the boom in streaming services today, the music industry has had to constantly adapt to emerging technology. You could always give YouTube Music a shot and switch over if you prefer it to your current music streaming service. We are glad you are enjoying Advertising Age. That blitz will include prominent spots on YouTube's website, timed around popular music videos and events.
In a handful of countries you can also download YouTube Music , a free app that includes music videos and live-concert footage. That makes a lot of sense -- I would prefer a single destination for all of my Google-provided music needs. And it's unclear, at least right now, what will happen to the locker system of Google Play Music when it closes. And to get everything, you'll need to pay $11.99, otherwise it's $9.99 for the music stuff.
For the average person, it's needlessly complicated. And Google says there will be two tiers: a free, ad-supported version and a premium subscription that costs $10 per month. Will it be integrated into the new, upgraded YouTube Music? Finally, if you're on a budget, you can try the free, ad-supported version of YouTube Music. *exhale* If Google's aim this week was to simplify its offerings, it has failed.
It will cost $11.99 per month, though, instead of the current $9.99 price. If I were Google, I would have waited until all of Google Play Music's features -- including the "locker" -- were working inside YouTube Music. Oath Tech Network Aol Tech. That’s a bad deal if you already subscribe to a music streaming service like Spotify or Apple Music and you’re happy with it. All rights reserved.
Spotify recently said it reached 75 million paid users. It will have official songs, playlists and artist radio in addition to YouTube's extensive catalog. A truly single, unified system is apparently on the way though. Oh, and the whole thing is different from YouTube TV , Google's attempt at combining YouTube Red with traditional cable TV channels. Then the company could have announced the platform as a true replacement for Play Music.