Tag: youtube music
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
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...
August 12, 2019
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...
August 2, 2019
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...
July 19, 2019
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...
June 27, 2019
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...
May 31, 2019
YouTube’s subscription strategy is now ‘music first’
A Q&A with YouTube’s chief product officer Neal Mohan by tech site Vox understandably focuses first on issues like extremism and child-exploitation. But music crops up as a topic too, within a discussion about YouTube...
May 24, 2019