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How Indie Musicians Can Build a Strong YouTube Subscriber Base

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This article originally appeared on Soundfly.


Maintaining an energized fanbase is one of the foundations for success as an indie musician — and if you’re active on YouTube, turning those fans into an engaged subscriber base is critical. YouTube is essentially free marketing! And even better, it’s a platform that can bring you all kinds of incredible opportunities.

What many musicians don’t realize is that video can be utilized in so many more ways than just uploading music videos once or twice when you release an album. Video is one of the most electrifying and satisfying mediums through which we interact with our fans. It’s like a rolodex of visual memories to attach to music.

How to Visually Spice Up Your Cover Videos

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A version of this article originally appeared on Soundfly.


Well, we’ve all heard it before the song, that is. And although it’s lovely hearing renditions that sound nearly identical to the song on the radio, it’s also quite lovely to hear and see something totally different. Something creatively infused… something with spice! So, if you’re recording and shooting cover music videos, I challenge you to add some uniqueness to your next cover video. I’ve got a few tips of my own to share with you.