• Youtube is going up against Spotify in streaming music - and it's going to be an uphill battle

    28 days ago - By Business Insider

    Youtube is starting its own streaming-music service, and it's pricing is right up there with Spotify's.
    The streaming-music market is growing, and data- and advertising-based tech companies want to capitalize.
    Goldman Sachs analyst Heather Bellini thinks YouTube can compete with Spotify in music streaming, but warns accomplishing competitiveness won't be easy.
    If YouTube can't hit it big in music streaming, it can still use the new service in value-added ways.
    Watch YouTube's parent Alphabet trade in real time here .
    YouTube is taking Spotify head on with a brand new streaming-music...
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  • Why YouTube's Attempt at a New Music Service Will Fall Flat

    Why YouTube's Attempt at a New Music Service Will Fall Flat

    28 days ago - By Fortune

    Last week, YouTube announced a new music streaming service-a revamped version of the existing YouTube Music. Launching Tuesday, the free, ad-supported version will remain in place, and there will be a Premium version with no ads for $9.99 per month. Google's Play Music service will be phased out and its customers transferred over to YouTube Music.
    We predict it will struggle.
    It will not struggle because the service is bad-Google
    GOOG will do whatever is necessary to make it great. No doubt, it will have a tough time against well-entrenched competitors like Spotify
    SPOT
    , Apple
    AAPL
    Music...
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