Music, Youtube

Google launches Youtube Music & Youtube Premium

YouTube Music is a new music streaming service made for music: official songs, albums, thousands of playlists and artist radio plus YouTube’s tremendous catalog of remixes, live performances, covers and music videos that you can’t find anywhere else – all simply organized and personalized. For the first time, all the ways music moves you can be found in one place.

More than 1 billion music fans come to YouTube each month to be part of music culture and discover new music. It’s also where over 2 million artists come to share their voices and art with the world. YouTube is where artists and fans connect: creating and discovering a world of music.

But YouTube was made for watching, which meant fans have had to jump back and forth between multiple music apps and YouTube. Those days will soon be over. On Tuesday, May 22, Google is launching YouTube Music, a new music streaming service made for music on top of the magic of YouTube: making the world of music easier to explore and more personalized than ever. Whether you want to listen, watch or discover, it’s all there.

YouTube Music will become available on May 22, in two flavors: A free, ad-supported version, and a premium variant that costs $9.99 per month. Google Play Music subscribers get the best deal, as they get a YouTube Music Premium subscription for free. The price is the same as Spotify’s monthly Premium Plan and Apple Music’s monthly subscription.

However, you might want to put your credit card away for now. YouTube Premium, the rebranded YouTube Red, costs $11.99 per month and also includes a YouTube Music Premium subscription.

YouTube Premium will roll out “soon” in the markets where Red is already available: the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and South Korea. It will also come “soon” to Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Google says it’ll expand it to even more markets throughout 2018.

India launch plan is still not revealed. YouTube Red never made it to India and YouTube Music Premium and Premium might or might not suffer the same fate. We don’t know yet.