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YouTube Music Service to Launch Next Week

May 18, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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YouTube has announced that they will launch their own music streaming service, YouTube Music, early next week. The new service was announced by the company on Thursday, described in the press release as “a new music streaming service made for music” and promising official songs, albums, thousands of playlists and artist radio alongside remixes, live performances, covers and music videos.

The video will feature a reimagined mobile app and a new desktop player specifically designed for music along with “new and iconic videos” and a music search that works not only for official title names, but descriptions of songs. By example, searching “that hipster song with the whistling” brings up Peter Bjorn And John’s “Young Folks,” while the lyrics “I make money moves” takes you to Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow.”

The service will be available in a free ad-supported Music version as well as YouTube Music Premium. The latter is a paid membership that includes background listening, downloads and an ad-free experience for $9.99 a month. Google Play subscribers will get YouTube Music Premium free. An additional service is being created in YouTube Premium, the new name for YouTube Red and includes ad-free, background and offline across all of YouTube, as well as access to all YouTube Originals including Cobra Kai and more for $11.99.

The service will first be available in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea starting May 22nd and will expand to other locations in the coming weeks including Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

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