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I got a notice that it's now possible to migrate your music library from GPM to YM, so I took my first look at YM. Looks like there are two downgrades, unless I'm missing something: the ability to edit album metadata and grouping by genre, which is kind of a bummer. Otherwise it looks fairly similar in terms of functionality. You can still upload tunes to your library, which is cool. Has anyone made the leap? Honestly I'd love to just stick with GPM but I doubt that's going to be an option.
 

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Haven't made the leap, but I got the same notice. I didn't get the impression that it's an "option," I thought they were switching over everything to YT, but I could be wrong.

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I used them in parallel for a while, out of curiosity.
I had the impression that YouTube music was inclined to include versions of tracks from YouTube cover recordings or "in the style of" in playlists or searches. That resulted in quite a mixed bag from time to time.
For example, I was trying to learn Pachelbel canon in D and had watched a pile of YouTubes as research... Next thing the YTM auto playlists was full of all kinds of similar stuff, some of which was very schmaltzy for obvious reasons!
So, I'm not sure that YTM doesn't include "cheaper" material (presuming Music from a YT poster is cheaper than recording label stuff) if you are not just listening to an album or your own playlist... Although it maybe that it includes lesser known artists (as well) which isn't a bad thing...
 

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Ah, the plot thickens. I assumed the library was the same for both products, and maybe it is, but it sounds like you are saying YM's recommendations might be different and more $-motivated?

I actually probably don't care so much about that as I use it to search and save particular items of interest, but I guess I need to play around with YM more.

Figures that a streaming service that works great for my purposes is... going away. :evil::evil:
 

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I took the (pretty much forced) plunge and migrated from Google Play My Music to Youtube Music yesterday. I lasted about two minutes. I have to admit I didn't bring a very positive attitude to the new platform. It has less functionality overall, and just scrolling through my many playlists was extremely onerous. Life's too short... I cancelled my subscription.

I'm back on free Spotify at the moment, but I think I'm going to subscribe. I was a subscriber at one time and really only left because of the upper limit on cuts in playlists. Now I think the limit is 10,000 songs per playlist, which I can certainly live with - back then it was 10k or 20k total, which limit I had hit. They still have my stuff saved after all these years, but of course a lot of work in Google Play will be lost.
 
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