Tag: youtube music
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
Besides Spotify, South Korea may soon get YouTube Music too
We’ve been reporting on the persistent rumours that Spotify is preparing to launch in South Korea very soon. It seems that it may be joined by YouTube Music’s subscription tier. Korean news site Pulse reports that...
May 14, 2020
Google Play Music set to shut down ‘later this year’
Tech giant Alphabet currently runs two music streaming services, YouTube Music and Google Play Music, but has never hidden its intentions to shut down the latter at some point, to focus purely on YouTube. That moment appears...
May 13, 2020
YouTube Music and YouTube Premium launch in Nigeria
Africa and African music has been a strategic priority for YouTube for a while now, but it may surprise you to find out that the company’s YouTube Music Premium subscription tier is only now launching in Nigeria. The launch...
March 12, 2020
YouTube Music and the London Music Fund launch Amplify London
YouTube Music’s latest grassroots partnership is with the London Music Fund and Sound Connections, and it’s called Amplify London. Aimed at musicians aged 11-21, the scheme will give them access to creative projects,...
February 11, 2020
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...
December 18, 2019
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...
December 3, 2019
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...
November 27, 2019
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...
October 15, 2019
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...
September 30, 2019
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...
September 13, 2019
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...
August 30, 2019