The website says it plans to stream online coverage of two of the summer's largest music festivals: Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits.
Chicago's Lollapalooza takes place Aug. 5-7 and will be promoted with a "Lollapalooza Week" on YouTube.
Austin City Limits runs from Sept. 16 through Sept. 18.
Exactly which acts will be streamed is yet to be announced, but this year's top performers include Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse and My Morning Jacket.
YouTube has previously streamed festivals such as Tennessee's Bonnaroo, San Francisco's Outside Lands and, earlier this year, Southern California's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.