Google Play Music failed to attract as many subscribers as rivals such as Spotify and Apple Music, despite being pre-installed as the default music app on millions of Android phones. YouTube Music will offer more than 60 million songs to stream, but will not have a download store to buy music. The messaging was very confused," said Joseph Evans, head of tech at Enders Analysis. Google Music was launched in It let users store their existing music collection in the cloud, and buy more songs to download. It was later rebranded Google Play Music and added music streaming in But the reality was that few people, especially younger users, needed to upload music to the cloud. A streaming service was enough for them.
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Learn more here. With YouTube Music, you can listen to the latest hits, stay connected to the artists you love, and discover tons of new music to enjoy on all of your devices. With a YouTube Music Premium membership , you get access to benefits like ad-free music, background play, audio-only mode, and the ability to download and listen offline. Learn more about the benefits of YouTube Music Premium and start your free trial.
'It was tough'
It also helps artists like you find audiences and earn revenue for the content you're already creating. Learn more about getting started with YouTube Music. Your videos are automatically visible to viewers on ad-supported YouTube and through a paid membership to YouTube Music Premium. The revenue from the paid membership gives a new source of revenue for artists like you.
With the paid version, subscribers do not receive ads, can play songs in the background and can download songs and music videos for offline listening. The streaming service is now available in 78 countries, bringing it almost on a par with market leader Spotify, which is in 79 markets. However, YouTube Music had reportedly over 15 million paid subscribers in May , a far cry from Spotify, which reported million paid users last month. As of June this year, Apple Music, which does not have a free tier, was said to have over 60 million subscribers.