If you’ve been following the music on popular Spotify playlists, you probably noticed your screen is playing more than audio: In fact, for a while now, Spotify has been testing videos in its most popular playlists. I’ve been seeing vertical lyric videos on Spotify, with lyric interpretation from Genius.com, or artist interviews and anecdotes. This is because Spotify is now actually pushing out a new mixed style format video for the songs on popular playlists. It’s almost like YouTube meets Spotify, meets Wikipedia meets Genius.com and it got me thinking a lot.
One of the biggest mysteries of being an independent artist is getting endorsements. The good news is that now is a great time for getting endorsements for indie artists, as in the past, endorsements would usually be reserved for stars with lucrative record label deals. In today’s music world endorsements are key when it comes for artists to support themselves. It might be not only an extra source of revenue, but also in the form of equipment support as well. In this blog post, I would like to get into 5 steps of getting endorsements for independent artists.
A few days ago, YouTube announced that they are changing their rules for monetization. YouTube monetization allows artists to make money by ads on YouTube based on the amount of clicks their videos get.
One of the most important channels next to typical social media channels for promoting yourself is YouTube. YouTube is interesting for artists, yoga teachers, gym instructors and mere content creators, because it can be both your main content channel and also just a supplementary force for you to manage your online presence.