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FestivalNet Musicians & Performers News
September 2018

If you're not leveraging YouTube to your advantage, you have a gap in your approach to music sales. Maybe you don't want to make a living from your music or you love your day job. That's fine. You can probably stop reading this now. Or, maybe you already have hundreds of thousands of subscribers. Millions, even. You, too, may stop reading this. If neither of these exceptions apply to you, then read on.

Watching a YouTube video isn't possible for over 250 million people in the world! They suffer from blindness or visual impairment. This month's Giving Tree recipient is working to change that. Read more about the non-profit Seva.org, below.

Happy Autumn!

Marisa Morgan
FN Newsletter Editor

YouTube – How To Make It Work For You
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First, the bad news: You won't make any livable wage monetizing YouTube videos until you start raking in views in the hundreds of millions. So that's the bummer. But, the good news is that you don't have to rely solely on monetization to make YouTube work for you. There are lots of examples of bands and artists who have used streaming video to get their names out there and launch their careers onto other more lucrative platforms. Here are a few ways to yield desirable results from YouTube.


Make no mistake. Gathering subscribers is important. Create your channel, make delightful viewing material and call your viewers to action by encouraging them to subscribe. (Just don't expect to make noticeable amounts of money directly from YouTube doing this.) You have to say the words too. Here's why: In most cases, people hear about a great video. They go watch the video. They move on with their day. The end. Don't let this be your viewers. At the end of your video, thank them for watching and then say, "subscribe!" It's that simple. You could add a please for good measure. Or confetti. Just make sure to say the words!

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The FestivalNet Giving Tree

Minimizing suffering and poverty by restoring sight to thousands is the mission of Seva.org. The non-profit believes repairing sight breaks the poverty cycle, leads to education, opportunity and empowerment, and builds a better tomorrow for millions. An estimated 253 million people live with vision impairment or blindness. More than half of them are women and girls. Thankfully, 75% of all vision impairment can be prevented or cured. In fact, half of the world's blindness is caused by cataracts, a condition that can be reversed with a 15-minute operation. The non-profit Seva works to ensure that sight is for everyone.

Our IT guru, Richard chose Seva to receive a portion of FN's gross profits this month. See all our apples on our Giving Tree page!

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