The music industry has evolved over the last 30 years. In Recent years, music streaming has dominated listening. Streaming services such as Spotify continue to be the major places where music fans from all over the world can listen to their favorite artists and discover new ones.
After having some legal hiccups about how to properly compensate indie labels, YouTube has revealed their new streaming service, Music Key.
The streaming service is prepared to launch in a “beta mode” for a small group of people on Monday, and to the general public in 2015 for a $10/hour subscription. There will be a focus on mobile devices rather than browsers on the desktop. The service will allow its users to listen to their music while using other apps at the same time as well as allow music videos to be cached for offline use.
The service will not change the site, but it will change the way tracks will be organized. Songs will be organized through artist and album, like iTunes and Spotify, thus making it easier to search. Music Key will allow for its users to switch between its streaming service and the Google Play download store.