March 2016

ISRC Search – YouTube for Artists – YouTube Basics Webinar (Free)

By | March 25th, 2016|Event, Exploration, Report, YouTube|

Thank goodness it's finally spring! This bitter winter has been hard on the ole boy. My bones are weary and rations are low, but we are in the short rows now. I tease...the weather is perfect in LA and hasn't changed at all since last spring.  Life is good! Now, the news... ISRC Search - [...]

September 2015

July 2015

Streaming Platforms – How SoundCloud Monetization Works – SESAC Bought HFA – FaceBook Video

By | July 7th, 2015|Exploration, SoundCloud, YouTube|

Left a good job in the city, Working for The Man every night and day, And I never lost one minute of sleeping, Worrying 'bout the way things might have been. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary What should I consider when my artist wants to live stream? This question is being delivered straight from [...]

June 2015

ASCAP Article Response – Managing Copyright on YouTube [VIDEO]

By | June 27th, 2015|YouTube|

The good folks at ASCAP (specifically Jim Koch) included us in an article published this past week.  THANK YOU!!! In the days following publication, several writers and publishers reached out to ask questions. I figure that if they needed clarification, that others might as well. So, I recorded a video (23 minutes) that provides a bit of [...]

February 2015

2014 YouTube Statistics

By | February 15th, 2015|Exploration, YouTube|

It's pretty incredible to think that YouTube is not even 10 years old, the very first video ever published to the platform taking place on April 23th, 2005. YouTube is growing. Fast. It's not just growing to be really big, its growing at a faster and faster rate. Check out the latest statistics published on the [...]

December 2014

Investing in Music Global Report + YouTube Music Key Tutorial + Holiday Parties

By | December 2nd, 2014|Event, Exploration, YouTube|

I might need to hit the gym after all of the food and laying around that went on over the last few days, but it was wonderful to visit with family and old friends for Thanksgiving.  I hope your holidays were wonderful, too! Investing in Music Global Report The IFPI, in association with WIN, has [...]

November 2014

YouTube Music Key – LAUCHED

By | November 12th, 2014|Event, Panel, YouTube|

We try our best to stay on the very edge of what affects the music business.  Today marks an announcement that has been years in the making and we are proud to be a part of it. BREAKING NEWS YouTube launched its streaming service, Music Key, this morning. YouTube Official Site Billboard Coverage Rolling Stone Coverage New [...]

YouTube Streaming Service – hacker / am – Hunnypot – AIMP Member Showcase

By | November 4th, 2014|Event, SoundCloud, YouTube|

Happy Halloween!  We sure hope you're holiday weekend was fun and safe.  I shared a laugh with a fellow walking into the coffee shop just yesterday that exclaimed how much fun it was to dress up as a pirate...he was easily in his 70's.  I was Max from Where the Wild Things Are, again.  What did [...]

October 2014

Partner Development Program + Request For Feedback

By | October 14th, 2014|YouTube|

I hope everything is getting on alright for you and the gang.  One thing I can report for sure: I'm finer than frog hair that its cooled off a bit!  Whew, what a summer! Exploration has been chosen to participate with YouTube in their Partner Development Program.  We were chosen based upon our growth and viewership metrics. [...]

July 2014

SoundCloud Monetization Is Starting + Monitor Latino Convention + YouTube Pro Tips

By | July 8th, 2014|SoundCloud, YouTube|

SoundCloud is an exciting frontier for artists, labels, publishers.  I've followed them closely since their founding several years ago and back in April I wrote an article postulating that they would soon be offering a way for rights holders to join them in appreciating their explosive growth.  I also connected our search algorithm to their dataset. It's a bit like seeing [...]