YouTube reveals over 30 million paying YouTube Music and Premium subscribers in Q3 2020

During YouTube and Google’s parent company Alphabet’s latest earnings call, it was revealed YouTube Music and Premium have over 30m paying subscribers. YouTube announced 15 million global subscribers (including free trials) in May last year,…

YouTube Music lets free users cast uploaded music to speakers

YouTube Music users on the free tier can now cast there owned music to smart speakers. You’ll still need a Premium account to cast streamed music. Previously a Premium account was required to cast any…

Collab with friends on playlists on YouTube Music now

You and your friends can now come together and build your dream playlists collaboratively on YouTube Music wherever you are. The next couple of months will see the end of Google Play Music as it…

Google Play Music will stop streaming music in the next 2 months

It’s finally happening: Google Play Music is being shutdown and will stop streaming in the coming months to be completely replaced by YouTube Music before December. It’s been years in the making and finally Google…

Are Spotify experimenting with music videos?

Rumours lead to Spotify expanding their video content on the app with music videos potentially coming soon. Jane Wong took a dive into the source code of the latest Spotify update and found different options…

Music subscriber market share from Q1 2020 shows Spotify on top, followed by Apple Music and Amazon Music

The latest data from MIDiA shows which music streaming services hold what percentage of users and the growth of music streaming in 2020. Streaming as a whole has grown in 2020 with 400 million subscribers,…

Over 60% of Australians use music streaming services, new report shows

A new report has revealed that over 12.5 million Australians use streaming services to get their music fix now. Music streaming is pretty universally huge across the world now and for many is the primary…

So many people are transferring music libraries to YouTube Music that they’ve had to delay them

Google Play Music is meant to stop operating by the end of the year and it seems a lot of people are moving to its replacement: YouTube Music. With YouTube Music taking the place of…

Google Play Music to YouTube Music transfer tool rolling out to all users

With Google Play Music due to close later this year, Google have begun rolling out their transfer tool to help users easily migrate to YouTube Music. After a month long beta, Google have now started…