Want your URL to match your channel?
Monday, November 24, 2014
joined YouTube, her username was GlamLifeGuru, which made her channel’s URL youtube.com/GlamLifeGuru. But as her channel grew, her fans embraced “Tati” as her brand. So her channel web address -- often the quickest way back for her fans to watch more of her content -- didn’t match her channel name and branding.
To make sure creators like Tati and all of you have a consistent place for new and existing fans to find you, we’re introducing an easier way to pick custom URLs that match your channel names and branding.
Starting this week, if you’re a creator with at least 500 subscribers, you may receive emails and in-product notifications if your updated custom URL is ready to claim. You’ll see several options waiting for you that are based on your channel’s description, Google identity and associated websites. When you want to pick your URL, all you have to do is follow these
Once you pick one, the new URL will automatically direct fans to your channel.
Don’t have 500 subscribers yet?
Try these tips
to spur your growth. And don’t worry, in the meantime your regular URL will continue to connect people to your YouTube channel.
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What YouTube’s new music features mean for artists
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
As artists, creators, composers, remixers and directors, you’ve been at the forefront of making YouTube the ultimate home for music. After nine years of unforgettable music moments you’ve created -- Kutiman, Beliebers, “Gangnam Style” and countless others -- we’re more committed than ever to making the music experience on YouTube better for you and your fans. That’s why today
new music features that will help your fans discover and enjoy more of your music and rolling out the beta of our new subscription service, YouTube Music Key.
Starting today, all music fans will see a new home just for music on their YouTube app for Android, iOS and on YouTube.com. The music homepage will make it easier for fans to find their favorite music videos (including yours!) and discover new ones through personalized recommendations, trending playlists and playlists to perfectly fit their mood. What’s more, starting in the USA, UK, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Finland and Ireland, we’re launching the beta of our new music subscription service, YouTube Music Key, which gives subscribers access to ad-free music, background play and offline viewing. For artists, we believe the easier it is for fans to find and enjoy your music on YouTube -- anytime, anywhere -- the more opportunity you’ll have to build your fan bases and make money from your music.
If you’re wondering if your music is included in the YouTube Music Key beta, you should talk with your record label or distributor. If you're an artist sharing your music directly through YouTube and you’re interested in being a part of the subscription service, you can let us know with
. We’re excited about this new music experience on YouTube, and we’re continuing to bring on more artists in the coming months.
With all these new features, all our
still apply for growing your audience on YouTube.
So keep creating great music, curating awesome playlists and mixtapes, and continue to share your music with the world.
Because if we’ve learned anything over the past nine years, it’s that your creativity is limitless.
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SiriusXM and YouTube up the tempo with the YouTube EDM 15
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Since we launched
The YouTube 15
Hits 1 radio with host
, millions of you have tuned in to hear your favorite established artists like
and new stars like
. The YouTube 15 even brought Jimmy Fallon and will.i.am’s
to the radio (which eventually hit the
Billboard Hot 100
Now we’re picking up the tempo with our second show powered by your YouTube views and programmed by SiriusXM: the YouTube EDM 15 on
BPM, SiriusXM’s dance and remix channel
This weekly show will highlight breakout electronic dance tracks and remixes from emerging DJs and artists around the world, and it’ll all kick off on Friday, November 21. Rising EDM DJ duo
will host the show, with other notable guest DJs dropping in during the weeks to come.
The YouTube EDM 15 will air each week Fridays at 5 p.m. PT and again Saturday at 9 a.m. PT, Sunday at 5 a.m. PT, Monday at 7 p.m. PT, and Tuesday at 9 a.m. PT on SiriusXM’s BPM/channel 51, the SiriusXM app or online at
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Become a master at production
Thursday, November 6, 2014
We know you work hard on your awesome YouTube videos—and it’s our job to get you the resources you need to make them even better. Now you can become a creative master of production with exclusive tips from a professional director of photography in just four free workshops. Join your fellow creators and tune in to a live series on the
YouTube Creator Academy channel
from 10am-12pm PST where we’ll cover these topics:
Technical camera and sound
—camera basics and sound recording principles
—an introduction to lighting sets and subjects
—a more advanced side of shooting beautiful looking films
—how to create studio quality films on a tight budget
If you attend all of the sessions, you'll not only be a production expert in no time, but you’ll also receive a shiny letter of completion.
, and we'll let you know all the details.
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