Google, YouTube, Music Streaming Service

Way overdue --

Google's YouTube Could Be About To Launch A Music Streaming Service - Forbes: There’s definitely something afoot and the expectation is that there will be the usual ad supported ability to listen to/watch unlimited material and then the paid level offering an ad free capability. Given how crowded this space is now, what with Pandora, Spotify, Apple , Google’s own All Access and so on, we might wonder whether there’s really all that much room for another new entrant ... the thinking is that the paid service will be pretty much a soft sell. Google makes good money out of the ad based YouTube as it is and could quite happily continue with that model. So the contention is that rather than viewing the paid service as a necessary new “must have” service, it’s more of a way to keep people who really don’t want ads, to stop them going off to one of the other paid services. Google, of course, isn’t commenting on this potential new service... (read more at link above)

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