Why YouTube is the Best Spot for Your Music!

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Why YouTube is the Best Spot for Your Music!

So we all know that throughout the years the music industry has been changing a lot. It used to be that a demo would give you a great chance for an A&R Rep to listen to your content. Now a days an album or a mixtape may do better off being pushed independently rather than you searching for a specific person in the music industry to listen to it. A lot has also changed with the way that we share our music as well.

There are many ways in which we can share our music nowadays. We have services like iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon music, SoundCloud, Reverb Nation, and much more. Amongst all of these platforms to share our music along with social networks like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. There is one platform that seems to be succeeding a lot better Than others.

I am talking about YouTube. YouTube has been successful and has become the most Popular platform for new music discovery. Not only can you put up videos but you have you have the option to post music as well. According to CdBaby.com, YouTube not only is  THE most popular online tool for music discovery, but amongst the younger demographic (18-) it’s also become THE preferred platform for listening to music.

Here are some statistics about YouTube Currently:

  • YouTube has more than 1 billion users
  • Every day, people watch hundreds of millions of hours on YouTube and generate billions of views
  • The number of hours people are watching on YouTube each month is up 50% year on year
  • 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute
  • ~60% of a creator’s views come from outside their home country
  • YouTube is localised in 75 countries and available in 61 languages
  • Half of YouTube views are on mobile devices

 

I recently started to post music up on youtube myself and with in the first 48 hours I had a lot of inquiries on beats and instrumentals. I used to Just post Little snippets on YouTube and not think anything of it but when I sit down and actually Developed A good presentation for my music I saw the results very quickly.

Here are five reasons to why you should upload your music on YouTube:

  1. YouTube is the #1 search engine for music fans
  2. YouTube has become the #1 listening platform for younger music fans
  3. Many artists have built their careers strictly through YouTube
  4. There’s no easier way to beam your music/brand/personality into someone’s ears/eyes/home/imagination than through engaging music videos
  5. Big ad-revenue is being generated by YouTube and you can earn your share by monetizing your music on YouTube

Try YouTube out and See how that works for you and the your brand.

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This Post is posted by Keith "Keef Keyz" Coston

At the early age of four Keith became interested in music and started playing instruments for churches and artists at the age of 6. Growing up playing the drums as well as piano, he became the music director for multiple bands and national church fellowships. In 2005 Keith began to learn the art of recording and in 2008 he launched his studio label, "Keef Keyz Productions." Working on multiple projects and creating music daily he has learned the art of music and producing from a professional standpoint. He has been a student of the art and a student to the business of music daily. Keefkeyz@yahoo.com

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