Host a Music Video ContestWith CD Baby’s YouTube Monetization Program, you earn money from your music on YouTube — not just on the videos in your own channel, but on ANY video across the entire YouTube universe that uses your songs.

One of the best ways to boost your YouTube income is to encourage your fans to make more videos that use your music!

Host a series of contests where people create videos featuring your songs, including:

1) Fan-made music video contest-

Enlist your fans to make a music video or slideshow FOR you. They pick the songs. You give them creative license to interpret the song their way. You choose your favorites and give out prizes– like free CDs, free house-shows, custom-written songs, etc. And remember to create a YouTube playlist for all these entries!

2) Personal/family videos contest-

Ask your fans to use your music as the soundtrack to their family videos and slideshows, their weird pet tricks caught on tape, or whatever else they want to post to YouTube. You can award similar prizes for your favorites, or feature them on your website and social media profiles.

3) Upload all your songs to YouTube-

Create a simple video for ALL your songs; and by simple, I mean VERY simple,… like, just a static image of the album cover or a band photo. Basically, this is for the benefit of everyone who uses YouTube as their preferred listening platform (which includes more than 68% of Americans under the age of 18).

Any other ideas for encouraging people to use your music on YouTube? Let us know in the comments section below.

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