YouTube may intentionally cause frustration with even more ads on music

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It is only a matter of time before one of the last services to offer free music - YouTube - joins the fray, by offering a paid subscription itself. "For example, an airline could reach people on YouTube who recently searched for 'flights to Hawaii.' We call this custom intent audiences", explained the recent Google's announcement.

A visit to the company's YouTube channel shows a red banner with the text, "This account has been terminated due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube's policy against spam, deceptive practices, and misleading content or other Terms of Service violations".

YouTube has announced that users will soon be able to live stream directly from their smartphone's Camera app, making the process simpler than ever. "Everyone is drunk on the growth of subscription". Google is more reluctant to remove entire videos from YouTube, but has been willing to do so with terrorism-related content.

YouTube's upcoming subscription service is said to be a "necessary counterweight" against Apple Music and Spotify, who are now the leading online music services that generate significant revenue for the industry. The goal is to help teach kids how to discern what is fact and what is fiction when they're reading news articles or watching YouTube videos. YouTube generated an estimated $10 billion in revenue previous year, nearly all from advertising, and could make even more if it sells subscriptions. "To keep firearm issues relevant, you have to be on mainstream platforms". More than 100 million people around the world use this add-on program.

Ray La Montagne Part Of The Light album cover art
Ray La Montagne Part Of The Light album cover art

In short, if YouTube starts swamping music lovers with ads, why would they subscribe? Spike's Tactical weapons are created to military specifications for civilian, law enforcement and military use. The service provides 30 minutes of ad-free listening just for viewing a 30-second ad.

Cohen also straightforwardly confirmed that YouTube is planning to "smoke out" users who can afford to pay a subscription and and make them do so with the new service.

So much for changing the music industry's mind about YouTube.

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