The launch of YouTube's music service is being pushed back over design disputes, according to a new report. The paid streaming service was due to debut earlier this year but is being delayed because Google executives want to "get it right" from the beginning.
Billboard cited an unnamed Google exec who said that those involved in the project "feel that there's just too much scrutiny of this product, and that they need to get it right out of the gate." Indeed, the service, which is designed to capitalize on YouTube's massive existing audience, will enter an already saturated market and will struggle to differentiate itself from established services such as Spotify, Pandora, and Rdio.
Beyond design, Google, which has reportedly already secured licenses for the streaming service, is working out how it will be able to convince users to shell out $5 to $10 per month for the service when they have already grown accustomed to streaming music for free.
[via The Verge]