Home YouTube Wants To Recommend Your Next Song

YouTube Wants To Recommend Your Next Song

Although a majority of folks might still rely on traditional means such as the radio to discover new music, the competition is constantly heating up in the online music discovery realm, with services like Pandora, The Hype Machine and Last.fm always looking to recommend that next song or artist.

Today, YouTube is getting into the music recommendation and discovery game with an update to its music page.

The new music page follows redesigns to both YouTube’s shows and movies pages and looks to be part of a theme that’s been emerging lately with the Google-owned video site – recommendation. Just earlier this month, YouTube announced the launch of a personalized, TV-like viewing experience called LeanBack. LeanBack lets the user do just that and lean back as the site creates a feed of videos based on settings, preferences, subscriptions and videos shared by friends on Facebook.

This latest offering has a similar feel and, in some ways, feels like getting a bit of MTV back from the 90s, when it actually played music. Unlike sites like Pandora or HypeMachine, the big advantage here is visual – welcome back to watching a streaming feed of music videos, not just listening to songs. The new page “showcases the most viewed music videos, special promotions, curated playlists, unsigned talent and gives you the ability to create on-the-fly mixes.” It also lets you simply chose a genre and go, letting the site pick the music from there. According to the blog, we can also look forward to local music listings in the near future.

To visit YouTube’s redesigned music page, go to www.youtube.com/music.

About ReadWrite’s Editorial Process

The ReadWrite Editorial policy involves closely monitoring the tech industry for major developments, new product launches, AI breakthroughs, video game releases and other newsworthy events. Editors assign relevant stories to staff writers or freelance contributors with expertise in each particular topic area. Before publication, articles go through a rigorous round of editing for accuracy, clarity, and to ensure adherence to ReadWrite's style guidelines.

Get the biggest tech headlines of the day delivered to your inbox

    By signing up, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy. Unsubscribe anytime.

    Tech News

    Explore the latest in tech with our Tech News. We cut through the noise for concise, relevant updates, keeping you informed about the rapidly evolving tech landscape with curated content that separates signal from noise.

    In-Depth Tech Stories

    Explore tech impact in In-Depth Stories. Narrative data journalism offers comprehensive analyses, revealing stories behind data. Understand industry trends for a deeper perspective on tech's intricate relationships with society.

    Expert Reviews

    Empower decisions with Expert Reviews, merging industry expertise and insightful analysis. Delve into tech intricacies, get the best deals, and stay ahead with our trustworthy guide to navigating the ever-changing tech market.