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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
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