Free and Paid Marketing Ideas for Your YouTube Videos

I’ve been on a journey to grow my YouTube channel lately, as I think this is one of the best social media platforms for musicians. I’ve been outlining my process step-by-step, so today we’re talking about free and paid marketing ideas for your youtube videos. If you’re trying to grow a fanbase or get more people to buy your music, you’ll want to promote your videos! YouTube Marketing for Musicians Let’s start with what I know we all prefer: Free marketing methods. These are obviously where you should start, because you’ll get a good idea of what[...]


Important Investments That All Session Singers Should Make

A Complete List of Important Investments for Your Singing Career!

People are often shocked when they ask me how to become a professional session singer and I give them a long list of things to buy. Like any business, you need to spend money to make money. For some things, you save until you have the funds, but some things are better to splurge on up front. I’m going to give you a list of things that I feel are worth the investment, along with what I use personally. There is always a cheaper version in case you’re not ready to make that leap, but I feel it's important to show you the reality of the business. Things Sing[...]


5 Things to Do Before Releasing a YouTube Video

STOP! Before you upload that YouTube video, do these 5 things FIRST!

If you're a regular here, you know about my YouTube project where I'm trying to get the most out of my YouTube channel, and to help you grow yours also. Thus far we've been looking at a lot of behind-the-scenes tips to make your videos better and help more people find them. Today we'll discuss the important things to do before you release the video.   Publishing and Optimizing Your Videos 1). Preview Your Video on Social Media  I literally never do this and I know I need to start. I don’t even post my videos the day they are made, it’s usually[...]


Non-Musical College Majors That Can Help Your Music Career

It's back-to-school season (ugh) and that means a lot of you are off to college. If you're like I was, you're probably "undecided" in your major and not sure where to go. I'm here to help! If you're passionate about music but not sure you want to dive into a music major, there are plenty of options to help your music and life in general. Let's discuss some non-music majors that you can also use for your music! The beauty of a lot of these majors is that they are rather 'open-ended,' meaning you can carve out your own path using your major as a rough guideline. If[...]


5 Easy Steps to Make a Great YouTube Thumbnail

If you look at all of the top YouTubers, you’ll see that their thumbnails are not just random screenshots chosen by YouTube. These people put great effort into their thumbnail photo, and for good reason. Imagine you’re at a bookstore, and all you can use to choose to buy are the title and book cover. Suddenly those titles and covers become a lot more important, don’t they? Your YouTube thumbnail is exactly that. It has one chance to draw people in while they’re scrolling by. If you leave it up to chance, it’s unlikely that YouTube will choose a great ph[...]


6 Important Policies for Session Musicians

Important policies for session musicians

Today we’re talking about a very exciting and sexy topic: contract policies! I know, you’re probably not jumping out of your skin with excitement, but hear me out. This is super important, and you never know when it might benefit you or your client in some way. Example 1: You are halfway through a project when you come down with the flu. You are bedridden for days, and the client demands their money back. What do you do? Example 2: You haven’t started the project yet, but the client has a family emergency and needs the money back. What do you do? These ar[...]


6 Tips to Create Better YouTube Content

I've been on a YouTube journey lately, trying to grow my channel and help you grow yours as well! Today we're talking about how to optimize and improve your content. If you need content ideas, check out my post on that here. Whether you have just started creating a Youtube channel or have been there for a few months already, you will have to maximize this social media platform to  improve your personal or business brand. This is about how to take the content you do have and optimize it for your fans and so YouTube can find it when people search. Content Optim[...]


30 YouTube Content Ideas for Musicians

30 Easy YouTube Ideas for Singers, Songwriters and Musicians

I just did a post about YouTube content for Musicians, so I thought it would be cool to create a list of content ideas if you don’t have any idea of what to do. I’ll make these too at some point and we can share. If you end up making one, drop your link in my comments and let me know how it worked out for you! YouTube Video Ideas for Musicians The great thing about most of these is that they're reusable. You don't need to feel weird about doing them a few times, but I would suggest staggering them so you don't do the same type of idea several times in a[...]


7 Easy Tips for Musicians to Create Great YouTube Videos

7 Tips to Improve Your YouTube Content

This is part of my YouTube series where I try every week to learn more about growing my YouTube channel. You can check out my other links here! Today’s topic: How to rock your content and make videos that people can’t wait to watch. Tips for Creating Great YouTube Content The class I’m taking didn’t mention any actual content topics, so you’ll have to come with content ideas prepared, I guess. I might make a post about content ideas in case you get stuck, but for now, let’s take the ideas you do have and make them awesome: 1). Focus on Musi[...]


YouTube Hacks for Musicians – Should You Buy Views?

This is part of my YouTube Series, where I analyze what makes YouTube channels grow and how musicians can maximize this info for their benefit. You can see my entire series so far here, here and here. Today we’re comparing two YouTube helper apps: TubeBuddy and VidIQ. We’ll also discuss whether or not buying fake views and subscribers is worth it. TubeBuddy vs VidIQ If you haven’t heard of these, they are browser extensions that will help you grow your YouTube channel. They give you things like tag suggestions, an upload checklist to maximize your vide[...]