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Put Music Videos on YouTube


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Once you learn how to put music videos on YouTube, you have a valuable tool for free promotion at your fingertips. Putting videos on YouTube is remarkably easy - basically, once you have an account, it is point and click. Learn more about the process.

Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: N/A

Here's How:

  1. Set Up a YouTube Account

    If you don't already have a YouTube account, you will need one to upload videos. To get started setting up your YouTube account, head to the YouTube homepage and click the "Create Account" link on the top right side of the screen. There is also an "Upload" link you can click - this link will take you to the sign up screen as well. Simply create a user name and password and fill in the short sign-up form that asks you for your name, birthdate and email address. They will send you a confirmation email immediately after submitting your form. Click the link in that email and you're all set.

  2. Begin Upload

    Once you have created your account and/or signed in, click the gold "Upload" button on the top right side of the screen - just under the "Create an Account/Sign In" link. You will be taken to the Video File Upload page. Using the tool provided, browse your computer for your video file and click "upload video". At this point, you will be prompted to enter the name of your video and any other descriptive information you want while the video is uploading. After the video is uploaded and you have entered all of the info you want, click "Save Changes". You're done! Click "My Videos" to access your videos.

  3. Other Devices

    If your video is on your mobile or handheld device, click the "upload from mobile" on the top right of the Video File Upload screen. A new screen will open and you will be walked through the correct process for your device.

    Also at the top right side of the screen is a button that allows you to upload videos from your webcam.
  4. Learn More About Music Videos

    Find out how to shoot your own music video: Step by Step: Shoot Your Own Music Video.


  1. Check YouTube's advice for sound and video resolution: click here.

  2. Be sure you only upload original material. Using copyright protected material can cause your account to be suspended.

  3. Make use of the YouTube tool that allows you to share your uploads with your Facebook and Twitter accounts automatically. The links are on the bottom of the Video Upload screen.

  4. Make sure your YouTube profile includes links back to your own website and info on how to buy your music.

  5. Commenting on other people's videos is a good way to draw some traffic back to your own page.

What You Need

  • YouTube Account
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