YouTube continues to be a primary tool for many musicians and fans and third parties are here to help out. To create a quick single frame music video, see TunesToTube. Want to track your YouTube action across the web? Try Strike Social. Just need more insights into using YouTube? The Creator Playbook has been updated.
TunesToTube Creates Single Frame Music Videos
YouTube is not only a great way to market your music but, for many musicians, it's becoming a great way to monetize as well. And since making a full music video for every track you with to add to YouTube is probably out of the question, some musicians are creating videos with one image that then serves primarily as an audio player.
For those who donate to the site, an upload to SoundCloud option is also available.
Strike Social Offers Free YouTube Analytics
Strike Social is a new YouTube analytics service whose current features are free and should remain that way. According to CEO Patrick McKenna, long-term plans include additional premium features for monetization.
Special features include:
"Strike Score" - One overall score based on "more than 100 data sets across YouTube, Facebook & Twitter."
Engage - Discover and engage with viewers across YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
Promote - Video advertising to increase viewership.
So the Strike Score gives you a quick overall take while you're also able to get more detailed, for example:
"Publishers can also look at what people are saying about the video, sort those comments based on the size of each commenter’s social media following, and respond to specific remarks from within Strike Social — in particular, McKenna says that the tools are 'more actionable on the Facebook side' than the competition."
YouTube's Creator Hub & Creator Playbook Updated
[Thumbnail image courtesy Justin Scott Campbell.]
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