It’s worth noting that, at least right now, nothing is changing for the end user. YouTube Music and Google Play Music are still two independent applications that you can continue to use. The product teams behind these services have merged, which isn’t completely a surprise. After all, the business development teams behind the two services merged together around the time YouTube Red launched, making it easier for the company to strike deals with labels and artists.
Here’s the statement provided to The Verge from today’s merger:
“Music is very important to Google and we’re evaluating how to bring together our music offerings to deliver the best possible product for our users, music partners and artists. Nothing will change for users today and we’ll provide plenty of notice before any changes are made.”
So, it does sound like things will change in the future, but before any changes are made, users will have plenty of notice in advance.
Now, we don’t know what changes will be made exactly, but it’s possible that, at some point in the future, we could see a unification of sorts that would be a single place where users can go to stream music on a Google platform. Only time will tell what happens at this point.
source: The Verge