Major labels want an end to free access, ad-supported ‘freemium,’ and are pressuring music services to fall in line. Only one problem: the biggest music streaming service in the world doesn’t really give a f*^k.
from an interview with Music Ally and YouTube top executive Robert Kyncl…
Music Ally: What’s going on with the delay of subscription-based YouTube Music Key?
Robert Kyncl: “We’re still going through some development. The launch [of subscription Music Key] is coming in a few months from here: there’s a little bit of a delay, but nothing too serious. We got a lot of really great feedback, and thought it was better to address most of it than to launch without [addressing] it. We’re a lot smarter about the product from those heaviest users.”
Music Ally: How will the launch of Music Key impact your free, ad-supported tier?
Kyncl: “Our free ad-supported business is growing incredibly fast.