YouTube makes it easier for creators to go live

Laverne Mann
March 22, 2018

Both asapSCIENCE and Smarter Every Day have expressed interest helping with the initiative, according to a rep, and more information is expected to be released in the coming months prior to the program's launch.

According to MacRumors, thousands of Google employees are now involved in the testing phase for the new subscription service. It would also have the video platform's "breadth and depth of catalog". Cohen apparently disclosed that users who treat YouTube as a music service by playing music videos for long periods of time will stumble upon more ads. However, there are still valid questions on whether users will pay for something they have long considered to be a free part of the internet.

Spike's Tactical, a firearms company, and InRange TV, a channel devoted to firearms, both wrote on Facebook that they have been suspended from YouTube. Hiring a pro to create a professionally produced video could cost $1,000 or more. Because of its non-existent price tag, YouTube accounted for 46% of all time spent listening to on-demand music.

Music-streaming services have revolutionized the way we listen to music. Could the upcoming YouTube-based music service offer something different from its Play counterpart?

7 million is a lot of people - but not for behemoths like Google and YouTube combined.

It's a major cultural shift for YouTube parent Google - a company built on FREE.

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YouTube plans a significant marketing campaign to back the new paid service, Cohen said.

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YouTube did not say when the policy change went into effect or when the new directive was issued, although news of the update went viral within pro-second amendment forums over the last 24 hours.

Cohen added that "you're not going to be happy after you are jamming "Stairway to Heaven" and you get an ad right after that".

The new service will compete with the likes of Apple Music and Spotify and will have to contend with a record industry that largely views YouTube as detrimental to the industry.

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