Posted by Streaming Music | Posted in Streaming Music | Posted on 13-10-2009
I have been asked many times, during my work, about what the quickest way to succeed with music is.
While I don’t have any magic formula, one thing is for sure; video and web sites prefer YouTube might eminently hastily spread the word about you and your music.
Following are some tips that will stimulate you achieve better determinations with your Online video promotion.
1) Do not just focus on your music – give something back
A clever music video can really get you far but let’s face it – most people Online are not looking for your video.
So instead you can create content that is of interest to your audiences. It can be anything from how-to videos to discussing current affairs.
You may likewise produce an exhilarating character(example youtube.com/fred) – what matters is it ought to be really useful and/or really fun!
2)Link! Link! Link!
I wish I might say “this goes without saying”.
There have been a lot of times when I wanted to check out a band but there was no link to their website.
Always make sure you put your web site or MySpace URL in a corner of the video.
On YouTube if you type in your description start with http:// . That way a link will appear and your audiences can click and go straight to your website.
It will probably work out optimum if you add an incentive: a free download or a competition for instance.
3)Save yourself time; use TubeMogul.
This is an amazing tool. I could not recommend it more , just try it and you’ll inderstand.
What Tubemogul does is, it distributes your video to all the major video hosting websites at once!
I has links so you could swift register on each web site. Tubemogul will store your login details and that is it!
Every time you’ve a new video just upload it once to Tubemogul and they will do all the work for you!
There’s also a feature that allows you to track videos, use social bookmarking and more. Visit tubemogul.com for more details.
4)Make your video available for phones, iPods etc.
Personally I use the software that came with my mp3 player but for your sake I decided to test the Xilisoft 3GP Video Converter. I downloaded the trial version and I must say I has been quite impressed with the solutions. IT is also particularly well priced (at the time of writing $29). YOu simple add your video file and click convert.
You may additionally select to Google “phone video converter”. You will get quite several wonderful choices.
Once you’ve converted your video make sure it’s downloadable from your web site.
You might provide it as an incentive to join your mailing list or ask for a small donation for a bundle of your cool videos for the phone
5) Title it properly.
The way you name your video will affect the number of views you get.
This is a bit tricky because even if you name two videos the same, their number of views can change greatly.
The optimum way is to experiment.
Word of caution; if a title is getting you a wonderful number of views leave it the way it is! Changing it back could not bring the same determinations.
I think it has something to do with the way videos are indexed for search purposes.
additionally don’t spam; make sure your title matches the content. Ignore this at your own risk; you may get banned from certain websites for spamming.
6) Use YouTube annotations.
YouTube now has a cool feature which allows you to place note in your videos as well as link to other videos.
Put in your thoughts, place a URL to your web site or MySpace, explain a thought further.
Used sparringly you could use this feature to enrich the content of your video.
7) More useful sources for promoting your video on the Web
I’ve added several links to related resource s
Bob-Baker.com – Bob Baker (very well known in the circles of Web music promotion) has written a complete book on the subject. I believe you’ll find it useful and fun to read.
videocodezone.com – a lot of cool features including submitting music videos, and converting them to numerous formats( including for phones and iPods)
If you would like to get your music video to Yahoo!Music send a BetaSP copy to
Yahoo! Music Video Submission