YouTube Launching Subscription Music Service

YouTube is launching an prolonged-anticipated music subscription service subsequent week. The service, known as "YouTube Music Key," will worth $9.ninety 9 a month for advert-free music, plus music films, and the facility to concentrate offline along with on-line. It’s starting as an invite-solely beta service: Individuals who discover themselves invited are offered 6 months free, adopted by a promotional lifetime value of $6.ninety 9 per 30 days. YouTube Music Key subscribers will even access Google Play Music, which moreover costs $9.ninety 9 and has entry to 30 million songs, so that’s efficiently a further service for these Google Play Music subscribers. Now subscribers will get right of entry to many additional music films—a pure area of energy for YouTube. The company can be rolling out a suggestion service based in your habits listening all through every Google Play and YouTube Music Key.

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— Julia Boorstin, CNBC
First revealed November 12 2014, 10:25 AM