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YouTube and Amazon push for US students’ music subscriptions


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The summer holidays are just a couple of weeks in here in the UK where Music Ally is written from, so seeing ‘back to school’ headlines from the US already is a strange experience. Part of that, though, is the upcoming start of another academic year for older students, and music-streaming services are joining the rush to compete for their business.

Google has launched an offer where students can get three months’ free access to either YouTube Premium or YouTube Music Premium (although the former includes access to the latter). After the longer-than-usual free trial, they’ll start paying $6.99 a month or $4.99 a month unless they cancel. The announcement came just days after Amazon revealed its own deal hoping to tempt students to try its music-streaming service. If they are members of its Prime Student program already – it costs $6.49 a month – they can get a Music Unlimited subscription on top for just $0.99 a month. Students who aren’t on the Prime plan are being invited to try it for six months, meanwhile – and they can also add on the 99-cent music option. Stand by for student offers from rival streaming services…

Stuart Dredge

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  • June Monroue says:

    Looks like I’ll stick with my grandfathered $9.99 price yet again! Just subscribed YouTube Music Premium, which is a less good deal!

    Cheers,
    June Monroue, Blogger & Student

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