YouTube reportedly launching its Music Service in March

YouTube reportedly launching its Music Service in March

Kenneth Drake
December 10, 2017

It looks like Apple's music streaming services will get a major competitor early next year.

You might be able to find music on YouTube, but the company has chose to release a dedicated platform only for music streaming.

E-retail giant Amazon is keeping on with its push to expand more and more of its services to newer markets with the launch its Echo speakers and Music Unlimited service to 28 more countries.

When it comes to music streaming services, the names that come to the mind first are Apple Music and Spotify.

Still, music videos account for a majority of views on the YouTube platform.

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Furthermore, people familiar with the matter also said that Remix "would include Spotify-like on-demand streaming and would incorporate elements from YouTube, such as video clips".

The display language for the music streaming service will be available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese. Again in 2014, they announced YouTube Music Key which allows you to stream ad-free music.

According to the initial report YouTube is in talks with multiple record labels including Sony Entertainment Group, Universal, and Merlin which is a collective of multiple independent labels.

Apart from getting major labels on board, YouTube is also reaching out to artists seeking help to promote this new service. YouTube's music streaming service Remix is still set for a March 2018 debut, with more information to follow in the upcoming weeks. Also, the music labels those have been pushing for money from the video streaming site with Youtube's music service. The latter, which was originally expected to focus on music became more invested in original video projects. YouTube has been stuck in negotiations with Universal and Sony for more than a year.

As per the report, YouTube will have to overcome various hurdles in order to meet the March 2018 launch date of the music subscription service.