http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/2014/11/get-music-youtube-music-key-youtubes-new-music-subscription-service/ How to get your music on YouTube Music Key, YouTube’s music subscription service By Chris Robley November 13, 2014. Retrieved November24, 2014
Chris is giving notice to the other three major Digital Music streaming services Spotify, Pandora and Rdio, and something I’ve been anticipating and waiting for, that YouTube Music Key is finally here. After much anticipation, YouTube has just announced the launch of its subscription streaming service: YouTube Music Key.
As of now YouTube Music Key, is available in the US and 6 European countries. It will allow subscribers to listen to ad-free music (including full albums in high quality audio) and watch music videos (even if you’re offline) for $9.99 a month. The introductory price is $7.99. For as a CDBaby artist (or TuneCore) if you’ve enrolled in the Sync Licensing program, your albums and singles will be delivered to YouTube Music Key. CDBaby will also deliver to YouTube high quality album art videos which play audio while displaying an image of your album cover. These videos are available not only to Music Key subscribers, but also as ad-supported content accessible for free on YouTube.com. Chris reports that Ad revenue from these videos will work the same as any other video on YouTube. Revenue for streaming activity through YouTube Music Key will be paid to you by CD Baby, or whatever Performance Rights Organization that represents you, and you’ll be able to view details in the accounting section of your member account.
Well, before we get into the stuff that’s available for paid users, I should emphasize that YouTube has made some changes that are available to EVERYONE — not just Music Key subscribers. For instance, on both YouTube.com and the YouTube app for iOS and Android, you will now see a home (and top-level tab) for music that displays your favorite music videos, recommended music playlists, and more.
You’ll also be able to stream full albums in high quality audio and view an artist’s discography on YouTube.
As a Music Key subscriber, all of this listening and viewing will be ad-free, and content will keep playing even if you lock the screen, start using other apps, or disconnect from the Internet.
Oh, and they’ll throw in a subscription to Google Play Music too, giving you access to 30+ million songs.
For now, Music Key is in beta testing, and users will be invite-only. For more info, check out the site for YouTube Music Key.