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Live Q&A With Steve Lewis: All Things YouTube

We were stoked to have a live Q&A streaming directly from our Facebook page with Symphonic’s Director of UGC and Video, Steve Lewis. He discussed all things YouTube related like Monetization, Optimization, Content ID and any questions viewers had. Topic:…

How Does YouTube Monetization Work?

YouTube monetization is based on a couple of different factors. Ranging from how many subscribers you have to how many people are watching your content every month, this post breaks down everything you need to know about monetizing your YouTube…

Promoting Your Music on SoundCloud vs. YouTube

After distributing your music, promoting it is one of the most important things to keep in mind as a musician. Knowing where to prioritize your efforts is key to having a great strategy that works well for you. There are…

5 Ways Musicians Earn Money on YouTube

With YouTube, you’ve got a lot of options when it comes to making money off of your videos. From ads to the various programs YouTube has in place, they make it relatively easy for anyone, independent or working with a…

9 Things Musicians Should Do During Coronavirus Downtime

During these incredibly uncertain times, nobody is quite sure how long the containment efforts of COVID-19 will last. During this downtime, it’s important for you to continue working on your craft to make sure you’re ready to go once things…

Women Music Biz Professionals You Should Know About

There are women in this industry who work tirelessly and passionately to evolve this industry into the best shape it can be. These are the women who rip open doors of opportunity and welcome their challenges with a smile. The…

How to Execute the Perfect YouTube Premiere

YouTube Premieres are essentially a mix between traditional YouTube videos and a live stream. It lets you and your viewers watch and experience a new video together; just like a movie or TV show premiere. Premiering your video lets you create buzz…

Does Your Music Qualify for YouTube’s Content ID?

YouTube’s Content ID is a digital fingerprinting system that content creators (like record labels and artists) can use to easily identify and manage their copyrighted content on YouTube. However, whether or not your music qualifies for YouTube’s ContentID is up…

4 Topics We Think Will Continue in 2020

2020 is the year of innovation, evolution, and inclusivity. Every year, our industry becomes more and more aware of the issues we face as a community and prioritizes taking action to secure a better future for generations to come. As…

YouTube Release Checklist

When creating a new release you’re extremely excited about, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the excitement and forget some major steps along the way. To keep you on track and help you produce the best results, we’ve created…