How to distribute to YouTube Music now Google Play Music has gone

With Google Play Music being replaced by YouTube Music last year, you may be wondering how this affected your music.

If you’ve tried to visit Google Play Music this year, you’ll find the music streaming service has now officially closed. Google phased out the platform last year in favour of YouTube Music. YouTube Music is a music streaming service with all the same key features such as personalized playlists, uploads and a heavier focus on music videos. YouTube Music comes in two flavours, Free and Premium. Free is ad-supported, while Premium gives you ad-free, offline and background listening for $9.99 per month.

But how does this affect my music if I’m distributing with RouteNote? If you selected Google Play Music when uploading your music, your music will already be on YouTube Music. As Google Play Music and YouTube Music share a catalogue, no action is needed from you to transfer your music across.

For new releases, getting your music on YouTube Music for free is easy. Just head to RouteNote, upload your track and choose from any of the major online music stores and streaming services such as YouTube Music, Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon Music, Deezer, TIDAL and many more.

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