Is a YouTube Music Service on the Way?

Oct 24, 2013

Do you miss the days when MTV actually showed music videos? Do you spend have your day searching for your favorite artists' videos on YouTube? Well, then we have some good news for you.  Billboard is reporting that YouTube is introducing a subscription music service that includes video.

According to Billboard's anonymous source, the service will be a lot like Spotify with a free tier and a premium tier. There is no word on timing yet, but thanks to parent company Google, YouTube already has many of licenses it needs to get underway. Of course, with music video content already readily available on YouTube for free one question remains: how will the company provide enough value to users to get them to pay?

And in other YouTube news, the site has made it possible for more content creators to charge subscribers. Now, anyone with over 10,000 subscribers can start to charge for content.