YouTube’s paid music service delayed over design problems

A planned subscription service from YouTube is facing delays related to Google executives’ insistence that the product be competitive from the day it launches, according to a new report. Billboard, citing an interview with an unnamed executive briefed on YouTube’s plans, say that a service originally scheduled to launch earlier this year has been bumped “to the second quarter or beyond.”

Google, which offers a separate subscription called Google Play Music All Access, already has the licenses in place to offer a $ 5 or $ 10 monthly service to compete with Spotify, Rhapsody, and Rdio. But Billboard‘s sources say executives are insisting that YouTube’s offering be compelling immediately, rather than steadily iterating a beta version in the…

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