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How to promote music videos on YouTube?
Most creators on YouTube love to upload videos on their channel regularly, but they didn’t share or promote the video which they uploaded on YouTube, since they do not know how to promote music videos on YouTube. Though, YouTube itself suggests and provides various options to promote video as soon as you ready to upload a video on your YouTube channel.
By promoting YouTube videos, you will get more opportunities to reach a broader audience, the main reason to promote music videos on YouTube is to get a chance to grow YouTube channels much quicker. So, we are going to divide this article into two major parts, the first part will cover how you can create your music channel on YouTube and how you can upload your first video on YouTube.
The second part will cover how and where you can promote your YouTube video, to get more exposure.
So, let’s start with the first part of the article.
Create YouTube Channel
Create a YouTube channel to start with; make it more professional, official, and real; so you will gain more subscribers on the initial stage. Organize your YouTube channel properly by working on the following areas.
- Your profile photo
- Your channel banner
- Your social media links
- Write a professional description
Once you create your YouTube channel, you must be consistent and patiently upload a video at regular intervals. Do not make a long gap, make a habit to upload two or three videos in a week, or more if you can. The consistent efforts on your part will make your audience understand that you are going to post every week or a particular day. This will definitely help to grow your channel and you will get more subscribers and viewers.
Optimize your video with SEO
The proper SEO will grow your channel rapidly and gain new viewers and subscribers for your channel. Put relevant tags and search terms while uploading the video, so people will search your track with the same search terms and tags.
Be creative and use your mind thoroughly as to what search terms your audience will use to find your video track. Below are few
Make your video title similar to what people are searching for on YouTube.
Put your video title in the description section as well, and describe your track properly so the audience can understand what the video is all about
Use relevant tags as much as you can, YouTube gives you a limit of 500 words with every video you upload for tags placement.
Make a video on the trending topic
Be aware of what is going on in the music world, and act quickly as soon as you know about something trending. People always search the trending topic on YouTube, and if you upload a video on a trending topic, there is a chance for your video to get viral and get much and much exposure within no time.
Collaborate with other YouTubers
Make an association with other YouTubers within your niche will be a great way to get quick success on YouTube. Find out the creators who upload similar kinds of videos, subscribe to their channel, comment on their videos, get engage with them.
Alternatively, you can reach out to them via social media, YouTube. Association with other YouTubers will open a new door of success and you can expand your reach.
Check your analytics regularly
This is a secret treasure, check your analytics page regularly and you will get to know more insights about your audience; likewise who is watching your video, and how many of them subscribed to your channel, your viewership demographics, age groups, location, and what is the best time to upload a video, so to get more views and much more.
So, the above points are something that you can do within YouTube itself, but there are various other ways as well outside YouTube by which you can promote your music video.
As mentioned above, this is going to be the second part of this article, as we are now mentioning other ways to promote your music video outside of YouTube. You can follow it as well since it is suggested by YouTube itself.
Share your video outside YouTube
You will find a little “Share” button underneath every video that you upload on your channel. You can click on it, and you will get the number of sharing methods along with social media networks. Use these sharing methods as many as you can to get more reach to your video.
Embed your video
Embed with your video on your website or blog, if you have one. Ask your friends to share the same further in their active friend circle. Ensure that your video must be watched completely by the people with whom you share with.
Share it on Facebook as well, and ask your friends to share it further with their friends, after watching the video completely.
Twitter has 330 million active users every single month. So, share your video on Twitter makes a big difference, if it’s getting viral. Ask your followers to watch the video completely and share it further after watching it.
You must have an email list of your friends who just love music, keep sharing the video with them, and asked them to enjoy it completely by watching it.
Reddit is the place where people visit and discuss almost every topic one should be thinking of. Share your video on Reddit too, and will you definitely get some views from there.
Pin your video to a pinboard on Pinterest, there are plenty of users on Pinterest who loves music, and if your track is appealing to them, chances are very much that your video goes viral.
Blogger is a Google product, hence you should post your video to your blogger account as well. You need to post an article in the text form on Blogger, and in between, you can share a link to your video.
In case you do not have an account with Blogger, set up one, it should integrate with your Google account.
You will find plenty of music-related content on Tumblr, so make sure that you always share your music track on Tumblr every time you upload a video on YouTube.
Linkedin emerges as the fastest growing social media platform, you will find plenty of creative content here, and music is not an exception. Do share your video on Linkedin as well.
Add your video with Mix, though it will not do much. But you add the video anyways since it seems important for YouTube.
Other ways to promote your music video
Apart from the above methods, you can also promote your music video on Instagram, run an ad campaign with Google Adwords as well to reach a broader audience.