New YouTube mu­sic ser­vice

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GOOGLE’S YouTube said on Wed­nes­day that it would launch a new mu­sic stream­ing ser­vice, YouTube Mu­sic, next week and soon un­veil a pre­mium ser­vice that will charge more for its orig­i­nal shows. YouTube Mu­sic, which will be launched on May 22, comes with ex­tra fea­tures, such as per­son­alised playlists based on an in­di­vid­ual’s YouTube his­tory and other us­age pat­terns, YouTube, owned by Al­pha­bet’s Google, said. The video stream­ing com­pany said it would also launch YouTube Pre­mium, the re­vamped YouTube Red sub­scrip­tion ser­vice. The new ad-sup­ported ver­sion of YouTube Mu­sic will be avail­able for free, while YouTube Mu­sic Pre­mium will be avail­able at $9.99 a month (R125). – Reuters

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