YouTube has been working on a new radio show and it is now ready to premiere. The show is called ‘The YouTube 15,’ and is to play songs that have been racking in views on the site.
The songs can be old or new– it does not matter. The songs played are based on which songs are getting the most views on YouTube, whether it be a cover or a classic.
YouTube is also using this radio show to allow their musicians to have the chance to experience radio success. This will expose listeners to new music and will also help YouTube artists branch out. Famous musicians that have come from YouTube include Greyson Chance, Cody Simpson, and Justin Bieber.
“Our nationwide audience tunes to Sirius XM Hits 1 as the home of the best pop music and the first place to play new artists and new music,” Scott Greenstein, Sirius XM’s President and Chief Content Officer, said. “With ‘The YouTube 15,’ we will take that promise of music discovery even further, delivering songs emerging from YouTube directly into the car and also through the Sirius XM app for smartphones and tablets.”
The first ‘The YouTube 15’ show is to air July 11 at 6 p.m. on Sirus XM Hits 1, with YouTube personality Jenna Marbles hosting.