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Improve Your YouTube Rank: Tips for Increasing Your Video’s Watch Time

Over the past few years, video has become such a prominent part of today’s internet with it accounting for one-third of all online activity. With a saturated market that is video, it’s harder than ever before to grab people’s attention and keep them engaged watching your content all the way through. A huge indicator of […]

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How to Optimize Your SoundCloud Profile for Streaming Success

Over the past year, SoundCloud has emerged as an essential hub for independent creators to connect with new audiences and expand the reach of their content. The platform has shifted its strategy to be more creator-focused by building out new technology and offering more promotional opportunities to help increase discovery. Most recently, SoundCloud experienced a […]

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Audio Distribution Powered By Vydia: How To Get Your Music on Spotify & More

Music streaming platforms like Spotify have revolutionized the music industry and are currently the #1 way consumers are listening and discovering new music. If you’re looking to tap into this massive audience and are wondering how to get your music on Spotify and Amazon Music, then look no further! In addition to publishing your video […]

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5 Essential Elements To Include On Your Personal Website

Creating a compelling personal website is an essential step that organizes your brand on to one cohesive platform. Your website will be the go-to destination where both potential fans and promoters, agents, journalists, talent bookers, etc. go to access more information about you. Unlike social media, which is limited in its template, a personal website […]

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How to Submit to Vevo from the Vydia Platform

With over 25 billion views per month, deciding to submit to Vevo is a strategic step in increasing the overall prominence and exposure of the content you work so hard to create. In order to access all of the benefits of having your video published on the “world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform”, […]

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How To Use Hashtags To Grow Your Following

Hashtags may have started out as the pound sign on your phone, but they have quickly become a vital tool for creators to use to grow their following on social media. In fact, hashtags have become such a fundamental tool for content discovery that Instagram recently rolled out a feature that enabled its users to […]

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Drive More Traffic To Your Channel With YouTube Live

With over 1 billion hours of video watched per day on YouTube, live streaming through the platform is becoming a highly powerful tool for video creators to leverage in order to reach a larger audience. Live streaming allows you and your audience to connect instantly in real time. YouTube live gives video creators the ability […]

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Tech Roundup: Top Stories from Instagram Algorithm Updates to YouTube Live Streaming & More

With the weather growing warmer as we spring into the next season, technology’s biggest power players like YouTube, SoundCloud, Google, and Instagram are also heating up the industry with some major upgrades to their platforms. From SoundCloud’s first-ever creator-focused advertising campaign to a redefined Instagram algorithm, here is March’s biggest technology headlines to help you […]

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Vydia’s Mary Lambert, Emma White, Emily Hackett, & Jenna Gaudio Discuss What’s Next For The Time’s Up Movement at SXSW

Time’s Up has been a widespread phenomenon to push gender equality and fight harassment. The movement came to a head in the music industry when the president of the Recording Academy, Neil Portnow, told reporters that women need to “step up” in order to claim an influential position in the industry. His remark quickly sparked […]

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Industry Leaders Offer Creators Guidance About Calculating Their Worth With Streaming Analytics at SXSW 2018

Over the past year, the convergence of data and music has become one of the hottest trends to sweep the industry. The competition is heating up as more streaming platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Spotify, and Apple Music have been releasing their own analytics dashboards to provide creators direct access to vital metrics they need to […]

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Roy LaManna Exposes the Truth Behind Going Viral and How to Protect Your Content at SXSW 2018

Creators strive to have their content take over the Internet, but will they be prepared if their video goes viral? Last week, Vydia CEO & Co-Founder, Roy LaManna, took on the Discovery Stage at SXSW 2018 to expose the truth behind “going viral” and offer key advice on how to make sure your content is […]

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How to Create an Effective Video Storyboard

When creating a video, it is extremely important to have a laid out and organized plan to ensure your video is the best it can be. A popular tool video creators use to map out their next rockstar video is the storyboard. A video storyboard has a layout that resembles a comic strip and is […]

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How To Use Multiple Music Streaming Apps To Your Advantage

There are a variety of music streaming apps that hundreds of creators use daily to promote their music, but which one is right for you? The answer is all of them! Taking advantage of the beneficial features each app has to offer is essential when increasing recognition. Due to on-demand access, streaming apps have become […]

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Meet the Panelists of: #TimesUp at Vydia’s SXSW Discovery Stage

In a few days, Vydia will head to Austin, TX to rock the SXSW Discovery Stage. Not only will we be showcasing our latest innovative technology, we will also be holding multiple panels featuring some of our most talented creators. Here’s a sneak peak into some of our rockstar panelists that will be with us […]

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Headed To Austin? Here’s What To Expect This Year At SXSW 2018

The biggest music festival of the year is almost here. Whether it’s your first time attending or you’re a seasoned vet, SXSW is an amazing experience. The festival is jam-packed with a number of attractions to peak your interest. Here are a few things to expect this year at SXSW 2018 Exhibitor Booths The trade […]

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Song Suffragettes: Vydia’s Female Power Group Adding their Voices to the Time’s Up Movement

Just over a month ago, 23 powerful women from all different backgrounds gathered in Nashville to stand together against the inequality women face in the music industry by releasing their groundbreaking single and video, “Time’s Up”. The video’s impact quickly became the talk of the local industry, and was even featured in major publications like […]

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Analyze Your Audience To Increase Your Following With An Instagram Business Profile

500 million Instagram accounts worldwide are actively used every day, so how will you make your profile stand out? With 80% of all active Instagram accounts following at least one business account, it’s evident that they are becoming increasingly popular to help grow your brand. Obtaining an Instagram Business Profile will grant you access to […]

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Independent Creator Survival Guide: How To Overcome Your Biggest Challenges

Advances in analytics and streaming technologies has opened a new wave of opportunities for independent creators to reach a similar level of success as creators on a label. While the opportunity is there for these independent creators to take advantage of, there will be certain bumps in the road along their journey to success. To […]

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Tips to Enhance Your Channel to Increase YouTube Views

With over one billion users (almost one-third of total Internet users) it’s no surprise that YouTube provides the perfect platform for budding creators to showcase their content to a massive and receptive audience. Effectively optimizing your YouTube channel can be the fuel to your success as a creator, enabling you to attract more traffic and […]

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YouTube Introduces Official Artist Channels To Increase Creators’ Reach and Discoverability

YouTube has launched a brand new feature that will solve one of the biggest problems plaguing it’s user experience. For years, YouTube navigation has been a mess for both creators and their fans. Creators often have multiple channels (official and unofficial) which divides their subscriber base and makes tracking their success much more difficult. For […]

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Take On This Year’s Hottest Music Fests With These Tips On How to Get Booked

On average, 32 million people attend at least one U.S. music fest every year. Coachella (an annual music and arts festival held in Indio, California) alone sees an estimated 99,000-per-day attendance during its six day event. Over the next few months, creators from around the world will have the chance to reach an entirely new […]

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How To Increase Your YouTube Subscribers To Beat The New Monetization Standards

With over 1.5 billion active monthly users and 1 billion hours of video watched every day it’s no wonder why so many creators have used YouTube as a means to make money, however things are about to change. YouTube has officially overhauled their monetization policy, setting higher eligibility standards for content creators to meet: 1,000 […]

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How To Find A Mentor In The Music And Entertainment Industry

Breaking into the entertainment industry is no easy task, especially when creators try to do it on their own. Some of the biggest names out there have relied on the guidance of a mentor to help them navigate to success. Take a look at Justin Bieber, who under the guidance of his mentor Usher, transformed […]

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