The service is said to be geared more towards mobile use and will emphasize music videos, rather than simply audio tracks. When it does launch, it will be the latest in the market of music subscription services that includes Pandora, Spotify, and the most recent, Google Play All Access.
Since Google owns YouTube, much of the necessary licensing has already been achieved for GPAA and includes deals with big names like Warner, Sony, and Universal.
Both a free tier and a paid subscription tier will be available, with the free tier allowing unlimited access to the service. The paid tier, which will reportedly run you about $10 per month, is thus said to be more of a "soft sell" while YouTube racks up viewers and subscribers. However, Billboard notes that special features such as being able to stream full albums or storing songs to listen to when your phone is low on battery or isn't online.
YouTube did not have any news to confirm or deny or any plans to announce, but did issue a statement.
"We’re always working on new and better ways for people to enjoy YouTube content across all screens, and on giving partners more opportunities to reach their fans," the statement said.