Pocket-lint - YouTube Music was announced in , so is a relatively new music streaming service from Google that only focuses on all things music across the video streaming platform. With YouTube Music, you can listen to official songs, albums, playlists, artist radios, remixes and live versions of songs. It is a free-to-use service if you don't mind listening to adverts every few songs, available through a mobile app or web player. A YouTube Music Premium tier is also available to remove the adverts, give you background listening on your mobile device so you can exit the app and continue listening and to let you download songs for offline playback. What you can't do with YouTube Music, is watch ad-free videos, such at cats playing the piano, across the rest of the YouTube site, but there plentiful access to music videos through the app.
Stream Songs and play videos
It also helps artists like you find audiences and earn revenue for the content you're already creating. Learn more about getting started with YouTube Music. Your videos are automatically visible to viewers on ad-supported YouTube and through a paid membership to YouTube Music Premium. The revenue from the paid membership gives a new source of revenue for artists like you. Music is one of the most popular video categories on YouTube and — much like families and gamers use YouTube differently — so do music lovers. As a YouTube built just for music, YouTube Music lets fans watch and listen to a nearly endless catalog in an app designed for music discovery. It helps fans more easily discover the breadth and diversity of music content on YouTube and connect to artists like you.
YouTube Music app FAQ for YouTube partners & creators