Google Play Music is in the process of being replaced by YouTube Music and YouTube Music Premium. It’s all a bit messy and complicated, but that’s what we’ve come to expect from Google. The situation has led to a lot of confusion among current Google Play Music subscribers.
Google says nothing will happen to Play Music right now and current subscribers will get YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium (formerly YouTube Red). However, that didn’t answer all the questions. One of the most common questions was about uploaded music. A lot of people have a huge library of uploaded music on Play Music. It’s still one of the best features of the service. What will happen to it with the transition? The head of Music at YouTube has the answer.
Your collection, playlists and preferences will be preserved at migrated to YouTube music for a soft landing.
— t. jay fowler (@tjayfowler) May 17, 2018
That’s very good news for Play Music users, even those who aren’t paying subscribers. A lot of people use Google Play Music as a storage locker for their music collection. It’s a great way to access your music from the cloud on a variety of devices. We’re still not sure if YouTube Music will have a similar uploading feature, but it’s nice to know our collections will be migrated to the new service.