The company announced major changes to its streaming lineup on May 24, including a reimagined YouTube Music service , and as of Monday, June 18, those new services have gone live in the United States and 16 other countries. But there are some real lingering questions left unanswered after the dust settled. We reached out to Google to clarify the details of its new service, as well as how it affects Google Play Music, which is the default music app on many Android phones.
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. Music is one of the most popular video categories on YouTube and — much like families and gamers use YouTube differently — so do music lovers. As a YouTube built just for music, YouTube Music lets fans watch and listen to a nearly endless catalog in an app designed for music discovery. It helps fans more easily discover the breadth and diversity of music content on YouTube and connect to artists like you. Thanks to your music videos, remixes, covers, and more, YouTube is the best place to discover music from artists all over the world.
YouTube Music is a music streaming service from Google. Available for iOS , Android and desktop , it's aimed at people who mostly use the YouTube app to stream music, but would like to do so without ads getting in the way. Essentially a mashup of the original YouTube app and Google Play Music, YouTube Music is focused entirely on songs, and hosts a wide variety of music videos and audio tracks. Google doesn't give an exact figure for how many, but it would be hard to compare the two directly anyway because of the sheer amount of other content offered by YouTube Music, including live performances and videos from concerts.