Are you struggling for new ideas for your YouTube music videos? Do you only get the time to make new music once per month or even less? Have you run out of ideas for your videos? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I am here to give you the best news you have heard in a while. I am going to show you how to build your music channel on YouTube with 5 fantastic ideas for your YouTube music videos.
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5 Fantastic Ideas for Your YouTube music videos
So, you’re out of ideas for your YouTube music videos, but have you considered any of the ideas below. In this post, I am going to show you how you can make these videos with ways that will not break the bank.
This video was inspired by CEO and founder of Hypeddit, John Gold. In a recent course that I enrolled on, John gave me these ideas for YouTube music videos that I am now passing on to you. If you love these ideas and want more, please join Hypeddit and John will let you know about his courses in the future.
One great thing about John Gold is that apart from being an all-round nice guy, he also considers people who may not have a tonne of cash to begin with. I am going to follow John’s tutorials over the next few weeks and months and bring you the results.
It is About Time to Walk the Talk
I feel it is about time that I stop telling it from other people’s point of view and actually do it myself. Therefore, I will be able to teach you from my own experience and not just what I learn from others. I think that is really important. So, I have decided to use myself as my own guinea pig. Get out there. Put my posts into action and actually do this thing.
The Ideas For Your YouTube Music Videos
Here are the ideas for your YouTube music videos…
1 Using Footage to Build an Entertaining Video Experience
You can make a really entertaining video for your music by using stock videos. These can be free using sites like Videvo or you can pay $11.99 per month for unlimited use of Yay Images videos. Below is an example of a video that I made with Yay Images footage…
2 Make a Performance Video
Of course this list of fantastic ideas for your YouTube music videos would not be complete without a performance video. This is a video of you actually playing your instruments. I use Camtasia to film my videos. The video below is an example…
3 Record Your DAW as It Progresses Through Your Song
This is something I do very often. When I make products for We Make Dance Music, I always make a video to show potential buyers what they will be getting when they buy it. An example of this is below…
4 Record Your Video With Just an Image
If you publish your music through aggregators like Distrokid, you will also have the option to share to YouTube. If you select this option, your video will be published with the artwork as the main picture. However, there is nothing to stop you from doing the same thing for your own channel. When YouTube publishes a Distrokid video, it does not show on your channel. Instead, it is published to a separate channel where all your Distrokid stuff is.
There is nothing stopping you from doing the same kind of thing and recording your video with the artwork as the only image. Here is an example of what I mean…
5 Use Animated Software Such as FL Studio’s Stock Plugin: ZGameEditor Visualizer
What if you could get software that also reacts to the music? I mean software that animates and causes a reaction depending on volume, frequency range, etc? Well, that’s the kind of thing that FL Studio’s ZGameEditor Visualizer does. Below is an example of the ZGameEditor Visualizer…
How to Schedule These Different Ideas For Your YouTube Music Videos
Making these different videos keeps your music fresh in the minds of your audience. Therefore, you are more likely to encourage more people to subscribe to your YouTube channel, like your videos, comment and do all that good stuff. Therefore, your videos will be different and entertaining. It doesn’t matter whether you have new music every week or even if you only have a new song once per month. You can schedule YouTube videos every day and keep people coming back to watch them.
Can You Use These Ideas For Your YouTube Music Videos More Than Once?
Why not? As long as you use different visuals, you can make as many videos as you like. By using different videos you are keeping your videos fresh and interesting. The fact that the music is the same also works because people will get used to your music. Also, if you are playing a trance music video to a trance music loving audience, you will have more chance of turning those people into fans of your music.
Are There Any Other Ideas For Your YouTube Music Videos?
If you want your audience to turn into fans, it is also a great idea to do music videos that don’t have your music. That sounds a bit odd, I know! However, if you keep a vlog, document your journey and make videos that don’t include music, you are building rapport with your fans. If your fans love Tottenham Hotspur FC and you do too (I do), then that is something else you can mention in your videos. This enables you to build that extra bond with your fans.
5 Fantastic Ideas For Your YouTube Music Videos: Conclusion
I hope you can also use the above types of videos to build your YouTube channel, turn more people into raving fans and have a blast. Thanks for reading this week’s blog post. If you would also like to check out any of my other videos, please choose from the list below…
- NFTs: Join the Revolution of the Non-Fungible-Token
- How to Sample Music in Music Production
- Revisiting the Golden Era of the Trance Music Boom
- The Clash and British Social Culture: Sonic Rebellion
- Do You Want a Career in Music Performance?