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How to Promote your Music Online using Youtube Shorts

Start Promoting your music using Youtube Shorts

If you haven't started using Youtube shorts, here's why you need to start now! Youtube shorts helps individuals connect with a new audience using only a smartphone and the Shorts camera implemented in the Youtube mobile app. All users with a Youtube account can watch multiple Shorts on their mobile device with ease.

Youtube shorts has unique multi-segment camera creation tools to make it easy for anyone to create short-form videos with a duration of up to 60 seconds long. You can record videos in 15-second intervals and compile them using Youtube shorts editing tools. Shorts is Youtube's vertical short-form video content feature similar to that of Tiktok and Instagram Reels.

How to promote your music using Youtube Shorts

As a musician and content creator, you can utilize Youtube shorts to promote your songs, music videos, or albums. Just like TikTok and Instagram Reels, short-form videos have proven to be a very powerful way for solo creators to entertain, market, and build a strong following.

As an artist, you can utilize this service to create great captivating short clips related to your music to grow your Youtube channel, connect and entertain your channel subscribers, and reach beyond your audience through the Youtube Shorts Explore tab.

Follow the steps below to create a video on Youtube Shorts and include your music.

  1. Sign in to YouTube on android or iOs.

  2. Go to “create” and then tap “Create a Short.”

  3. To record your Short longer than 15 seconds, tap 15 above the record button to record up to 60 seconds (60). (Note: Recording with music from the YouTube Shorts library or the original audio from other videos is limited to 15 seconds instead of 60.)

  4. (Optional) Tap “Speed” to speed up or slow down recording.

  5. (Optional) Tap “Timer” to set the countdown to record hands-free and choose when to automatically stop recording.

  6. To find YouTube’s Audio Library when you’re ready to record, tap “Add Sound”. Make a selection and then record up to 15 seconds.

  7. To record a clip, hold the “capture” button or tap it to start recording and then again to stop.

  8. Tap “undo” to remove the previous video clip you recorded or tap "redo" to add it back.

  9. Tap “done” to preview and enhance your video and then tap “NEXT” to add details to your video.

  10. To include a song or other audio after you record, tap “Sound” at the bottom of the edit screen.

  11. Add a title (max 100 characters) to your short video.

  12. Tap “UPLOAD” to finish.

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