YouTube – Promote your band with video

YouTube – Promote your band with video

With 6 billion hours of video being streamed every month, YouTube for musicians is imperative to maximise effective promo. There are plenty of opportunities for bands to promote cleverly and think outside the box.

 

What is YouTube

A massive video sharing website making it easy to stream all sorts of video online. It’s one of the most popular sites on the internet and an essential tool to increase your fanbase.

 

BandTools video ideas on YouTube for musicians

Official Music Videos

Live videos

Lyric videos

Full album as one video with album artwork

Guitar & drum playthroughs

Playing covers

Tour diaries – behind the scenes on the road

Studio diaries – behind the scenes recording

Interviews

Promo videos for upcoming gigs or albums

 

 

BandTools promo ideas on using YouTube for musicians

Use the description field of each video to promote things, such as your upcoming tourdates or where to buy the album

Create custom thumbnail for your videos, by pausing on a cool bit, saving the screenshot then uploading.

Add annotations to your videos

Get a good url – www.youtube.com/yourbandname

Upload your own image to channel background

Set your channel type to musician

Add tags to your channel and videos

Respond to comments from your fans

Think about SEO – Be clever with your video title and use relevant words in the description

 

How to sign up and price

Get a free account at www.youtube.com

 

 

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