Success as a YouTube Musician @hopeonatenspeed | Careers in Music

I thought the best way to start our new series of Careers in Music would be to commence with one of the most contemporary careers in music possible. So, I approached a good friend who fills that job description perfectly and YouTube Musician/Personality, Paige (username @hopeonatenspeed) was kind enough to grant me an interview – and film a video with her!

For those of you who don’t know, you CAN make a career in music by creating Youtube videos! A few examples of people who do this include Pomplamousse and of course our interview guest Paige.

Youtube is a great tool for promotion. Whether you use it to make money on its own or just as a promotional tool for your career and music. Our guest, Paige, has managed to make the best of both worlds. She writes creative, funny, and entertaining songs which she posts on her Youtube channel AND has an album out which includes a small selection of some of her songs.

Youtube is a really great way to connect with people and to let others get to know you and your music. It also has the potential to be yet another venue for creative output for you and your music.

If you don’t already have a Youtube account, I suggest making one. It took me way too long to discover what to do with mine, so learn from my mistake. Start posting videos of your performances, of you talking about your music, or of you just singing or playing in front of the camera. If you want to go commercial and start making money from your channel, you might have to practice some patience as it can take some time. However, there are certain services, like QQTube, that offer organic growth services for your channel. But, you do not always know whether it will really help you get what you want. So you might just get better results if you stay consistent with your content and reach out to your subscribes naturally. Share whatever you feel expresses who you are and what you are about as an artist!

The internet has provided a great way for everyone to connect and share and Youtube is just one of those fantastic mediums. Connect with your audience!

For more about Paige:
Her wrock album:
http://tinyurl.com/magizooitunes
http://tinyurl.com/themagizoologists
i love youtube boys/girls t shirt:
http://hopeonatenspeed.spreadshirt.com
bandcamp:
http://hopeonatenspeed.bandcamp.com
twitter:
http://twitter.com/hopeonatenspeed

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Published by Shannon Kennedy

Shannon Kennedy is a vocalist and saxophonist living in Southern California. She is author of "The Album Checklist" and the founder of Teen Jazz. She has been contributing articles to music magaizines and websites since 2004.