YouTube Music, with its massive and diverse musical catalogue on YouTube, is designed to offer people the music they love and help them discover new songs and artists. Music is the second most popular category on YouTube in the Middle East after entertainment.
For over a decade, millions in Egypt have come to YouTube to watch, learn and also listen.With music being the second most popular category on YouTube, I am excited to launch YouTube Music in Egypt which will give our users access to the massive music catalogue that exists on our platform, helping them find the music they love. From new releases by Cairokee to iconic classics by Mohamed Abdel Wahab, and of course viral covers to live performances, it’s all here.Hisham El Nazer, General Manager of Google Egypt
“We’re also excited to launch YouTube Premium, an ad-free subscription service that allows our users in Egypt to watch all their videos on YouTube without ads, and also enables background play and other amazing features” he continued.
We’re proud that Egypt’s rich musical heritage has a home on YouTube and we’re excited about bringing it closer to our users with YouTube Music. Over the years, YouTube played an important role in the success of music labels and artists in the Arab world. We built YouTube Music to help people find and enjoy the music they love whether it’s through official releases, iconic music videos or favorite live performances all while bringing artists closer to their fans.Liliana Abu Dalo, Head of Music Partnerships at YouTube in the Middle East and North Africa
YouTube Music subscriptions start at 49.99 EGP (or 74.99 EGP for family plans) and YouTube Premium at 59.99 EGP (or 89.99 EGP for family plans). Both services will roll out to all users in the coming weeks, starting September 10.