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  • In this video I'm going to do a honest comparison and review, non sponsored

  • Spotify vs YouTube Music. Let's get an honest comparison based on a few

  • different sections of the video. If you're new here please punch the

  • subscribe button I do weekly videos, comparison, reviews, and I have my own

  • music, I'm a singer-songwriter myself so you can check some of that music I'll

  • leave a couple links in the description. It's all on YouTube Music and Spotify, Tidal,

  • whatever you want. Let's get into this comparison and review video I'm going to

  • structure it through four different sections music music discovery pricing

  • and features and I want to go through each of those four sections looking at

  • YouTube Music looking at Spotify which one is better in each of those areas

  • let's start with the first section of music and I want to start with YouTube

  • music and then we'll get into Spotify now YouTube music has more or less the

  • exact same music catalog as Spotify over you know 60 million songs on each

  • platform a key difference when it comes to YouTube music is they have Taylor

  • Swift Kanye West jay-z some of the big artists that aren't on Spotify Spotify

  • is taking some really bad press when it comes to songwriter royalties and some

  • big artists like Kanye West Taylor Swift and jay-z are not on Spotify because

  • they pay artists their songwriting royalties very poorly compared to some

  • of the other streaming platforms when it comes to YouTube music YouTube music has

  • all this music because well they have the music videos so you can just listen

  • right there to the music videos and you have the music which is great and

  • something Spotify just doesn't have so big up right away for YouTube music so

  • what's the music catalog when it comes to Spotify well Spotify has also an

  • enormous music catalog over 60 million songs when it comes to both catalogs

  • you're gonna likely find the song you want on each catalogue but Spotify is

  • missing some of these independent artists who had their music on YouTube

  • or who had their music on SoundCloud but not on Spotify as a songwriter and a

  • musician you need a distributor to put your music on Spotify whereas if you are

  • a musician or a songwriter and you just want to put your music on YouTube while

  • you can up to YouTube for free you can't just go

  • and upload to Spotify that's not how it works you need to pay a distributor to

  • get your music on Spotify because of that YouTube music has much more music

  • from independent artists who are just uploading for free to YouTube music so

  • you get more music so for the section of music I'm going to crown YouTube's music

  • as the winner here just because it has more variety of music not to mention all

  • the music videos attached those songs which we'll get into a bit later next

  • section music discovery now let's start with YouTube music again YouTube music

  • has been I think the biggest competitor when it comes to Spotify for finding new

  • music and here's why well YouTube is owned by Google and Google has all your

  • information especially if you have a gmail account you use Google Drive and

  • they're gonna have a lot of data on you so they can recommend music that is

  • really in line with your interests and I noticed that right away when I signed up

  • for YouTube music and YouTube music premium I already had really solid

  • recommendations just because of how I use YouTube and what music videos I

  • searched for on YouTube and who I subscribed to on YouTube already right

  • away I was recommended music that I like that didn't happen on Spotify right away

  • it took a while for the algorithm to kick in because their data is really in

  • the box in Spotify and they can only use what you're doing on Spotify I'll give

  • you an example you can see here that when I'm in YouTube just on my profile

  • at library I have the videos that I liked and who I subscribed to on YouTube

  • I have liked songs already but you can see that I already have things going on

  • in my youtube music account but I just signed up for YouTube music so so it's

  • really valuable that they have all that data and history of you on YouTube and

  • Google that they can leverage and use inside YouTube music now for the section

  • of music discovery when it comes to Spotify Spotify just happens to be

  • really really strong their underlying algorithm that is built into their

  • platform that helps you recommend new music that are in line with your

  • interests through most specifically their discover weekly and taste breaker

  • playlists which are looking at artists you like and then

  • commanding new artists is you've never heard before that you hopefully will I

  • now YouTube music kind of has something similar to the discover weekly playlist

  • which is this your mixtape your endless personalized music where you can just go

  • ahead you know and play that and right here it's like oh great

  • it probably thinks I like sting which I actually do like sting

  • how did it know that likely because it has my data app history on YouTube and

  • then you you see here on the right side you have all the songs that you

  • potentially could like so very much almost the exact same to the discover

  • weekly playlist however the only big difference is the discover weekly

  • playlist updates weekly and this playlist I don't know how much it

  • updates I know it has been updated but it doesn't specifically say on a weekly

  • bi-weekly or monthly basis so for the section of music discovery this is tough

  • I'm going to crown spotify as the winner for new music discovery let's get into

  • the section of features and I want to touch on the design a little bit of the

  • apps as well both have web apps where you can use in like Chrome or Safari

  • both have native applications to where you can download and use them your

  • desktop or use on your phone you can really tell that YouTube music is new to

  • streaming services and that Spotify has a lot more thought out features and this

  • is not a surprise to me because YouTube music is not just YouTube music as a

  • company it's Google and they have a lot of priorities at the company level where

  • they're pushing whereas Spotify is a streaming service and they are only in

  • streaming services so their priority is to make the best streaming service in

  • the world so they're pushing a lot more ideas and features in the product as

  • opposed to YouTube music where it's very much more of a slimmed-down

  • streaming service than Spotify a few of those features I want to mention are

  • like the crossfade where you can blend songs to playback and there's no awkward

  • pause in the middle the integration with social platforms where you can share

  • songs on Instagram for example the integration with podcast big one there

  • that Spotify has up on YouTube music YouTube music doesn't have podcasts yet

  • I mean a lot of the podcasts have YouTube music videos so you can find

  • those but there's no real Podcast system built into YouTube music

  • yet and also radio Spotify has radio something that YouTube music doesn't

  • have where you can get continuous radio and Spotify a new music and music that

  • you like I have not seen this on YouTube music yet and I'm going to have to pick

  • modify at the crown winner there way more thought-out been around the market

  • long enough so they know what listeners want not to say that YouTube music won't

  • get there but right down crown winner and Spotify last section pricing you

  • don't have to argue about anything overpriced because it's the same they

  • have $9.99 a month where you get ad free listening and then there's a family plan

  • at $4.99 a month and then there's a student plan at $5.99 a month

  • the only small difference there are on the family accounts where Spotify gives

  • you six family members and YouTube music gives you five so YouTube Music offers a

  • 30-day free trial on their premium package and both offer a free for life

  • ad listening platform so to crowd winners there are YouTube music and

  • spotify they're the exact same price but if you have six people on your family

  • well audis choice is to go with Spotify overall I'm going to crown Spotify as

  • the better platform right now when it comes to streaming services however in a

  • year from now I think I will judge very differently and I'm gonna say that

  • YouTube music will eventually be better let's have a debate in the comments let

  • me know if you use YouTube music or Spotify which one you like better punch

  • the subscribe button if you're new here and feel free to check out some of my

  • own music it's on YouTube music and spotify

  • and i hope to see you in the next video

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Spotify vs Youtube Music - An Honest Comparison

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    Wenwen Chang posted on 2020/06/21
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