YouTube just shared some exciting news that they’re launching a new music streaming service which is an updated version of YouTube Music. In the age of streaming, competition is healthy and YouTube’s new service aims to take on Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal starting May 22, according to Google.
The streaming service with have a premium platform in line with its competition at $9.99 per month along with a free service with ads for non-paying members. Google currently has an existing service called Google Play Music that will be fazed out and absorbed by YouTube Music and those members will gain access to the new service when that rolls out.
There will be mobile and desktop app rolling out with the new platform as well. YouTube also just announced that videos will now have a “Music in this video” function that will provide artist, songwriter, label and publisher credits for music used in the video. YouTube added “For over half a billion videos that contain music, when you click “Show more”, you’ll see more detail about the artists and songwriters, and the labels and publishers who represent them, including a link to the Official Artist Channel and official music video when available.” Enjoy!