YouTube and Internet Television
Google is set to launch a YouTube music streaming service before the end of 2013, at least if current persistent rumors are to be believed. This service will work the same way as Spotify, with a hefty catalog of music available for users to play.
Music On YouTube
Music has been a key part of YouTube since the site’s inception in 2006. In those early, heady days it was a result of people illicitly uploading music videos without a care for the copyright laws being flouted, but it’s now (mostly) all above board thanks to a stringent copyright ID system.
Music videos are often the most-viewed pieces of content on the platform, with Gangnam Style being an obvious example. This eventually led to the number of YouTube views a video generates counting towards its placing on the Billboard charts.
It’s no wonder then that Google is keen to turn this popular element of YouTube into a money-making machine.