From advice on how to grow your YouTube music channel to maximizing your music marketing, our YouTube for musicians posts are full of practical advice and innovative ideas
YouTube Monetization for Songwriters
In our September Twitter chat (#DMchat), Downtown Music Publishing’s Chinua Green and Songtrust’s Jason Cerf fielded questions about how YouTube monetization works for songwriters.
Royalties on YouTube: five common misconceptions
With $2 billion in royalties paid to date, it’s worth understanding how royalties on YouTube work and how songwriters can get their share.
Eight music video ideas to help grow your YouTube channel
Traditional music videos are one way to introduce your music to an audience, but there are many other music video ideas – including mashups, vlogs, and animation – that can help your grow your YouTube channel.
Seven ways to increase YouTube views
If you’re an independent musician planning on posting videos to YouTube, work to increase YouTube views and the number of clicks for your next creation by following these seven steps.
How to make money on YouTube with your music
Use these five tips to help you make money from YouTube – the most popular music search engine in the world.
How to optimize your YouTube channel to get more views
Creating great videos is the first step, and here are 25 more to help you optimize your YouTube channel to attract more viewers and harness the power of YouTube.
How to make YouTube work for you
YouTube’s Creator Playbook provides best practices, optimization tips, and strategies to build an audience on YouTube.
Build a superfan base one video at a time
Engaging with your fans involves “check moves” – opportunities for positive interaction – and online videos are one way to build an audience on YouTube and beyond.
Use YouTube for more than music videos
Creating a video blog (AKA vlog) on YouTube is one creative way to connect to people, develop a persona, and ultimately promote your music.
How to leverage your YouTube music channel
More than just posting music videos online, a YouTube music channel is a must for every serious music marketing strategy that includes video.
Managing your online videos
The democratization of video technology has it’s upsides and downsides. Here are six tips to help you control online music videos featuring you – the ones you like… and not so much.
Why you want a music video
Don’t make a music video just because you think you should – make one if you can use it as an asset for your music promotion and to further establish yourself as the artist you want to be.
Get more views on YouTube
Getting your music video on an aggregator’s channel is one way to promote your own YouTube music channel.
How to get your music video viewed 1,000 times in one day
Make promotion for your music video a game and ask your fans to share
Wait! Don’t post that music video on YouTube without a sync license!
When you attempt to synch a sound recording of a song with a visual element, you need to obtain a sync license. Music synchronization licenses (sync license) are explained in this post about the legalities of cover songs on YouTube and other video outlets.