Owning a YouTube channel has become one of the trending spots for most artists and other professionals because it has proven to be a one-stop-shop for all kinds of information you want. Even musicians have leveraged YouTube to grow their brands, rapidly.
In this article, we are going to give you tips on how to start a music career on You Tube. Here are some cool ideas you can learn from:
- Create a YouTube Channel
You can have a custom YouTube channel with your own photo background and colors by clicking the Advanced Options column, then you select “musician” as your channel type in Settings. Afterwards, it is advisable that you set up a website page and add the link to your YouTube channel for easy access to your album.
Use keywords that would help people locate your channel in the search engine. Also, you can create room for annotations, comments and links, that will lead directly to where people can buy your album or watch your videos. Ensure that the title of your video upload has specific keywords such as your name, title of the song, and a brief description of your music.
- Add Variety to your Channel
You can decide to spice up your YouTube channel to make it more interesting by shooting an EPK. This could be an interview of yourself or with your bandmates or your fans, whatever the case. At this interview session, your music will be playing in the background along with the interview. After that, you can send the video to popular blogs and channels in order for you to gain more popularity.
- Do Some Covers
Even though it may sound devious, trust me this is one of the best ways you can be able to get recognition on your YouTube page as long as you have a good song and don’t end up destroying the original song.
Recording some covers of fairly popular songs would boost your music career especially if you are good enough. People are bound to look at your other videos, be sure to have original contents uploaded on your page.
- Engage in Acoustic Videos
People tend to fall in love with acoustic videos more than just the regular ones due to the realness and raw edginess of it. They are more personal than others so you will likely endear so many people to your kind of music.
That being said, ensure that everything you use is as real as it can be. Avoid fancy microphones and lightning, embrace the natural and simple things. Be yourself and keep it real with your audience, that is the best way of getting those ones that will ride with you for a long time.
- Vlog About Everything
When you start your music career on YouTube, a lot of your fans/subscribers would want to know what is going on in your personal space. With the high rise in social networking, vlogging is very much easy and a great way to keep in touch with your audience when you are not performing.
You could just create a content by answering questions from them or explaining the concept behind your videos.
Another way of starting your music career on YouTube is by blogging. This is a tool that can be used to get people searching for you on YouTube especially when you feed their eyes with very interesting content.
You can write about anything and everything and then insert links to your YouTube channel on your blog post. Also, you can post pictures of yourself with fans and upload them on your blog which would increase your chances of having your posts shared or liked by your fans.
- Doing a Collaboration
Leveraging on your audience is another way of starting an amazing career on You Tube. You can decide to do a collab video with another popular YouTuber with a growing audience. The effect of this is that you end up having new fans at the end of a great performance and the same thing applies to your partner, everybody wins.
Starting your music career on YouTube is an excellent way to kickstart your ambition as a musician and setting the right foundation to it will help to boost your talent. So put some visual content to your music even if you don’t have a music video yet and you will be marvelled at the response you get from your fans.