How Exactly Do People Make Money on YouTube?

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre. Hugh writes about music and the music industry and regularly contributes to Forbes, Sonicbids, and more.]   By now, everybody involved in music (and the internet, really) must be aware that there is money to be made on YouTube…but how is that done? How can somebody actually see their […]

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YouTube and GEMA Reach Licensing Agreement

After years of legal disputes, German royalty collection society GEMA has finally reached a licensing agreement with YouTube. Through this agreement, songwriters and artists registered with GEMA are now able to get paid for the use of copyrighted works on the video platform. Back in 2009, a contract between the digital video giant and GEMA came to a […]

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YouTube Announces New Artist-Friendly Features

If you’re an independent artist, the focus on marketing your music to your fan base and your efforts to reach new fans never ceases. YouTube, a social media platform once heralded solely for its ability to amuse viewers by way of cat videos, is now considered the largest streaming service on the Internet. And it’s […]

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Interview: Producer Sound Remedy on YouTube Revenue Collection

Venice Beach-based producer Anthony Howell AKA Sound Remedy blends an array of beats, genres and synth sounds to create electronic music that surpasses expectations and makes people move. Between remixes and originals, Sound Remedy has enjoyed mass exposure on YouTube thanks to his own channel and others’. He’s reached #1 on Hype Machine’s charts on numerous […]

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