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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...