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YouTube Music unveils three more personalised playlists

A decent suite of personalised playlists is now table stakes for anyone who wants to be a competitive music-streaming service. YouTube Music’s latest move to ensure it’s up to speed is the launch of three new ‘playlists...
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YouTube Music opens new studio facility at The Brit School

YouTube and the British music industry have had their moments in recent history, most usually when Google’s video service has been at loggerheads with industry bodies over the ‘value gap’ debate and the European Copyright...
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YouTube Music extends free trial and expands ticketing to UK

Christmas is coming, and Music Ally’s list of cheap music-streaming subscription promotions is getting fat. YouTube is the latest in to the festive fray, with a ‘Cyber Week’ offer in the US of an extended three-month...
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Applications for 2020 Accelerator Programme for music managers now open

Applications for year two of Accelerator have opened – the education initiative set up by the MMF and YouTube Music to help the next generation of music managers develop the skills and contacts they need to get ahead. The...
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YouTube Music app to be pre-installed on new Android devices

The transition continues from Google Play Music to YouTube Music. Google has announced that the latter app will now be pre-installed on all devices running the latest versions of its Android operating system. That’s Android...
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YouTube excludes paid-ad views from its music charts and 24-hour records

YouTube is making a change to the way it calculates its YouTube Music charts, and its '24-hour debut' records. From now on, paid advertising views will not count towards either. The change follows a recent controversy...
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Spotify and YouTube Music top latest music-apps downloads chart

App-analytics firm SensorTower has been casting its eye over the music world again: publishing its estimates for the most-downloaded music apps globally in July. Its stats come from analysis of Apple and Google’s app...
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YouTube and Amazon push for US students’ music subscriptions

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...
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App-analytics reports offer latest insights into YouTube

For any digital platform that’s careful about the numbers it makes available for public consumption, there’s a squadron of third-party research firms aiming to fill the gap with their own calculations and estimates. Today...
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YouTube Music adds feature to switch between audio and video

YouTube’s latest improvement to its YouTube Music app focuses on the boundary between audio and video. Since launch, people have been able to choose to listen to audio-only versions of songs in YouTube Music, or watch their...
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YouTube promises users more control over recommendations

Recommendations, particularly those of the ‘Up Next’ variety, have been very important to the way all kinds of people perceive YouTube. In the music community, for example, the way its recommendations drive music-video...
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Katy Perry debuts new track on YouTube Music + Q&A

‘Never Really Over’ is, we can only presume, the first track from Katy Perry’s upcoming album – her first album since Witness in 2017. YouTube Music got the first play of it yesterday (well, at the turn of midnight...