What is YouTube Music?

Mathew Ekundayo - BLOG

What is YouTube Music? Everything you need to know about Google's music streaming service explained

The streaming music field is packed with companies battling for your auditory attention. YouTube Music, an extension of Google’s entertainment arm, stands out from rival services by combining customized playlists, search-by-lyrics functionality, official studio releases, and community uploads.

YouTube Music was announced in 2018 as a music streaming service from Google that only focuses on all things music across the video streaming platform. With YouTube Music, you can listen to official songs, albums, playlists, artist radios, remixes, and live versions of songs. 

It is a free-to-use service if you don't mind listening to adverts every few songs, available through a mobile app or web player. A YouTube Music Premium tier is also available to remove the adverts, give you background listening on your mobile device (so you can exit the app and continue listening), and let you download songs for offline playback.

What you can't do with YouTube Music, is watch ad-free videos, such as cats playing the piano, across the rest of the YouTube site, but there is plentiful access to music videos through the app.

Just like other streaming platforms, your tracks will be streamed. With YouTube Music, the artwork of your release will be shown instead of a video.
You "monetize a play" when a YouTube Music paying subscriber listens to your tracks. You will be proportionally paid depending on how much a subscriber is paying and how long she listens to your tracks.
The YouTube Music app is currently available in the following locations;
Argentina El Salvador Lithuania Serbia
Australia Estonia Luxembourg Slovakia
Austria Finland Malta Slovenia
Bahrain France Mexico South Africa
Belgium Germany Netherlands South Korea
Bolivia Greece New Zealand Spain
Bosnia & Herzegovina Guatemala Nicaragua Sweden
Brazil Honduras North Macedonia Switzerland
Bulgaria Hungary Norway Turkey
Canada Iceland Oman Ukraine
Chile India Panama United Arab Emirates
Colombia Ireland Paraguay United Kingdom
Costa Rica Israel Peru United States
Croatia Italy Poland Uruguay
Cyprus Japan Portugal United States
Czech Republic Kuwait Qatar Uruguay
Denmark Latvia Romania
Dominican Republic Lebanon Russia
Ecuador Liechtenstein Saudi Arabia

If you are accessing the links from other countries, the website will display a message that the video is not available.


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