Replied to With YouTube Music, Google is holding my speakers for ransom (Ars Technica)

Right now, YouTube Music feels like a cash grab. Google isn’t just disrupting users by kicking them off a service and asking them to move over to another serviceโ€”the company is also tightening the screws and hoping to pick up a few more monthly subscribers in the process.

YouTube Music’s UI was enough to put me off changing. I was not even aware of all the additional costs.
I am always intrigued what ‘new music’ Google Music throws up. I usually check it on a Friday to see what new music has been released. The odd thing is different devices provide different results. Today, I was listening to the RN’s The Music Show and found out the EOB (Ed O’Brien) album was released. I found it in Google Music when I searched, but it was not in the New Releases. for this reason I have learnt that I cannot trust algorithms and therefore learnt to manage my own means of discovery. Double J, NPR, Stereogum, Pitchfork and other feeds. On a side note, at least TISM’s surprise release came up.
Bookmarked Transfer Playlists Between Music Services! 100% free | Tune My Music (Tune My Music)

Not so long ago we stored our music in records, radio cassettes, discs and our MP3 players. We always carried our music with us. Today, There is no more need for that, we use streaming services. But what happens if you want to switch from one service to another, and move all your music from Spotify to Deezer? or when you find a great YouTube playlist but you want to listen to it in Spotify? or maybe you just want to upload your local MP3 library to your favorite streaming service? TuneMyMusic solves exactly that.

This feels like IFTTT for music.
Replied to Choosing a Music Streaming Service by Chris (Betchablog)

Right now, given that Google Play Music is going away, Iโ€™m leaning towards a switch to Spotify. Although if the New YouTube Music service adds the ability to upload my own files, then I could be swayed to stay in Google land, even if they do want an extra $2 a month to remove the ads from YouTube.

I saw all the news about YouTube Music and changes to YouTube Red, however I must have missed the information about the closing of Google Play Music. I wonder what will happen on Android for playing audio? I have actually come to like Google Music, so it is kind of annoying.