Tag: youtube music
YouTube now has more than 2bn monthly music users
In mid-2018, YouTube said that more than one billion people visited it every month to consume music. Two and a half years later, that total has doubled to more than two billion. The new milestone has been announced this...
November 17, 2020
YouTube Music doubles down on personalisation features
We reported in September on YouTube Music testing some personalised 'My Mix' playlists, which followed Spotify's 'Daily Mix' template in offering people a suite of playlists based on different genres or clusters of their...
November 10, 2020
YouTube now has 30m music and premium subscribers globally
YouTube’s parent company Alphabet reported another big quarter yesterday. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on the advertising market, Alphabet’s Q3 revenues were up by 14% year-on-year to $46.17bn,...
October 30, 2020
YouTube Music’s next online festival is the #FoundryFest
YouTube Music's #SOSFest last weekend has so far raised more than $1.8m to support NIVA's campaign to support independent music venues in the US. The company is already planning its next online festival though: it's called...
October 23, 2020
YouTube Music tests Spotify Daily Mix-style ‘My Mix’ playlists
Spotify launched its Daily Mix playlists in 2016 as a collection of personalised playlists based on different 'clusters' of a listener's musical tastes. Now it looks like YouTube Music is launching a similar feature. Tech...
September 30, 2020
Japanese artist Reol made $130k from a YouTube livestream
Can you make money from livestreamed music performances on YouTube? Japanese artist Reol certainly did: to the tune of $130k. YouTube's director of Black music and culture Tuma Basa revealed the figure in his appearance...
September 25, 2020
Applications are open for the MMF’s next manager accelerator
The Music Managers Forum (MMF) is teaming up with YouTube Music once again for its Accelerator Programme for Music Managers in the UK. Applications open today for the scheme's 2021 cohort, which will be its third year....
September 15, 2020
YouTube Music rolls out more features for its playlists
As it prepares for a migration of users from Google Play Music, YouTube Music’s team have been talking about some of their recent improvements to playlists on the service. That includes assistive playlists, with YouTube...
September 10, 2020
YouTube reveals Google Play Music will shut down in October
As long goodbyes go, Google Play Music’s has been LONG. It was July 2017 when YouTube’s global head of music Lyor Cohen first revealed plans to merge Google’s music streaming (and cloud locker) service with...
August 4, 2020
Amplify London pilot to fund five grassroots music projects
In February this year we wrote about Amplify London, a new partnership between YouTube Music and UK charity London Music Fund to support grassroots projects for young musicians. Now the first five projects to benefit have...
July 21, 2020
Report: there were 400m music subscribers globally at end of Q1 2020
There were 341 million people using paid music subscriptions at the end of 2019, according to global music industry body the IFPI. Now we've got an update on that figure, albeit from a different source. Consultancy firm...
June 23, 2020
YouTube Music is getting a pre-save feature for new albums
The idea of ‘pre-saving’ new albums on streaming services, registering in advance to have them added to your library automatically on release day, has been around for a while. It started in late 2016 on Spotify with...
May 29, 2020