How To Get Your Youtube Music Videos Found For Musicians

How To Get Your Youtube Music Videos Found For Musicians

Ok, so you know that Youtube is one of the main platforms you should be promoting your music on as a musician. That said, did you know that just by naming your videos differently and writing different descriptions you can increase the likeliness that you video will get found and get a lot more views?

Well it’s true, and this is what ‘Youtube optimization’ is all about. If you don’t already know how to optimize your Youtube videos, you really need to read this guide. Don’t forget to share it with your follow musicians too:

YouTube Video Optimization For Musicians: How to Better Expose Your Musical Talents to the World!

Music Industry Lessons From Bandzoogle’s Dave Cool

Music Industry Lessons From Bandzoogles Dave Cool

Ok, so normally I don’t share written interviews on here. Mainly because they’re often self promotional in nature, and because they often cover things which won’t work if you were to try and replicate the person’s success.

That said, this interview of Dave Cool over at Bandzoogle is one worth reading! In it he gives you valuable lessons based on the music industry, and looks at how you should be navigating it as a musician. A top read which I totally agree with:

Building a Career in the New Music Industry: An Interview with Bandzoogle’s Dave Cool

When Making A Song, Does The Vocal Recording Quality Matter?

Does The Quality You Record Your Vocals For A Song Matter

This is a discussion I’ve had with many musicians over the year, and one that I thought it best I share it with you all. So, does the quality of your vocal recordings matter when making a song? If your friend’s home studio they put together for a few hundred dollars good enough to make songs which you plan on releasing to the public?

If you want the answers to these questions and to find out why I feel what I do, check out this guide I wrote on Music Industry How To a few months ago:

Home Studios Vs Professional Studios, Where Should You Record Your Music?

Music Marketing Tips For Musicians And Music Industry Entrepreneurs

Music Marketing Tips For Musicians And Music Industry Entrepreneurs

If you’ve ever wanted to make the transition from musician to musician and music industry entrepreneur, this is a guide you simply need to read. In it you’ll get advice from 30 music industry entrepreneurs, all letting you know what they think the most important things are when starting out.

You can see their views over on Venture Harbour:

30 Pieces of Advice From Music Industry Entrepreneurs

Tips For Musicians Trying To Get Noticed Online

Tips For Musicians Trying To Get Noticed Online

One questions I’m often asked by musicians is “How do I get noticed online?” This is something I’ve covered a lot on here and on other sites such as Music Industry How To, as there is more then one way to go about it. What works for one person may not work for another.

If you’re still looking for your path for standing out online, you may want to have a listen to this discussion on Music Marketing [dot] com. Here David Hooper and Charles Alexander give their ideas on what it take. Let me know what you think:

Music Marketing Podcast #9 – How Musicians Can Get Noticed Online

How Do I Promote My Music Enough To Make A Name For Myself?

How Do I Promote My Music Enough To Make A Name For Myself

If you’ve ever wondered how much you need to promote your music in order to start gaining new fans and making more money, then the below is a must read guide. Written by Shaun Letang over at Music Industry How To, it looks at how much you should be promoting your music in relation to how much you should be making music.

If sure you’ll find the results interesting, so have a read and take the lesson on board:

How Much Do You Need To Market Your Music? The Truth Revealed!

What You Can Learn From Other Musician’s Kickstarter Campaigns

What You Can Learn From Other Musician's Kickstarter Campaigns

As you may know by now, musicians can raise funds for their future projects via crowd funding websites such as Kickstarter. That said, it can be nerve wracking setting up a campaign, and often it’s helpful to see how others have done and what has and hasn’t worked for them.

With that in mind, today I want to share with you a case study put together by Jaden Social. On here you can see three successful Kickstarter campaigns, and what made them do so well:

3 Successful Kickstarter Music Campaigns You Can Learn From

6 Things Musicians Won’t Learn In Music School

6 Things Musicians Won't Learn In Music School

While school is a great place to pick up life skills, it’s less useful for picking up relevant music business skills. There are certain ways you should handle things in the music industry, and unless you’ve got experience, you’re usually left to find things out there hard way… That is unless you read the below guide by Simon from Last Stop Booking that is!

Have a look for 6 things you didn’t learn about the music industry at school. After that, check out this list of top online music schools for some more things you need to know about the music industry:

6 Things Musicians Should Know That They Don’t Teach You in Music School

Not Making Much Money From Your Music? Here’s Possible Reasons Why

Not Making Much Money From Your Music Heres Possible Reasons Why

Making money from your music career is the aim of a lot of musicians. But if you’ve been making music a while now and aren’t managing to get into profit, why is that? This is what Tom Hess looks at in the guide I’m about to share with you.

First though, the two main points that stood out for me were:

  1. Not having just one source of income for your music career. Most full time musicians have multiple smaller sources of income which form to make one bigger source. You can see a list of music related incomes here.
  2. Thinking having more fans will lead to more income. This isn’t always the case; you often need to focus on quality.

Anyway, you can read the full guide on Music Marketing [dot] com here:

Why Most Musicians Don’t Make Money

Why You Shouldn’t Be Bitter When Things In The Music Business Don’t Go Your Way

Why You Shouldnt Be Bitter When Things In The Music Business Don't Go Your Way

Fact: Things in the music industry won’t always go your way. Throughout your career, you’ll face rejection from other musicians, companies, and people who you wanted to turn into fans. It’s just the way it is.

Now from here, you have two choices. You can either become bitter, or you can be better. But which will you choose?

A look at what each involves and a hint as to which you should go with can be found here:

Bitter or Better: The Two Types of Artists

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