How Musicians Make Money from YouTube

Learn how to use YouTube to boost your career and grow your fanbase

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Video has always been a powerful way to promote music. But these days, with the enormous popularity of YouTube, video might just be more important than anything else in your music career (besides the music, of course).

Here’s why: YouTube is now the #1 search engine for music and the #1 preferred listening platform for younger music fans (and lots of older listeners too). Many artists are building careers strictly through YouTube: no touring, no giant PR campaigns, just smart use of video content. After all, there’s no easier way to beam your music, brand, and personality directly into someone’s imagination than through engaging music videos. And as an independent artist, you can now easily monetize your music on YouTube, earning a share of ad-revenue generated through the usage of that music.

If you want to take your music promotion to the next level, here’s a list of resources to help you boost your views, build your fanbase, and make more money using YouTube:

* 25 ways to optimize your YouTube channel

* The importance of watch time and subscribers to your YouTube channel

* How monetization works on YouTube

* Everything you need to know about your music on YouTube

* How to build your fanbase using YouTube Cards

* The best days and times to post new videos on YouTube

* A quick guide to YouTube advertising for musicians

* How to get your music onto YouTube Music (formerly YouTube Music Key), YouTube’s subscription streaming service

* 6 ways to earn more money from your music on YouTube during the holiday season

What you need to know about monetizing your music on YouTube

Five ways to earn more sync revenue from your music on YouTube

YouTube 101 for Musicians: a basic glossary of terms

A music video isn’t enough; you need a YouTube content strategy

How to make album art videos for your songs on YouTube

* How one artist is making a full-time living off of his music videos on YouTube

* Apply to join Illustrated Sound, CD Baby’s YouTube network

Eight easy tips for creating a YouTube channel

Promote your music with YouTube playlists

* A step-by-step guide to creating great music videos for YouTube

* How to build your audience on YouTube

* How Starbomb used YouTube to drive 6000 CD sales in one week

Seven ways to increase your YouTube views

Enhance your music videos with YouTube Annotations

Stream your whole album with one video using YouTube Annotations

* How Walk Off the Earth used YouTube to get a record deal

 For more tips on how to use YouTube as an independent music-promotion tool, check out this list of blog articles, or simply download our FREE guide below:

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