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Your update on all things music Musicians are a huge part of the Fullscreen Creator Network, and we want to make sure you’re up to speed with all the latest news! Whether it’s new tools we have available for you, or updates on the platform end, we’ve got you covered. Oh and speaking of covers, we put together a list of the best songs for you to cover this week at the bottom! Let’s jump in! Epidemic Sound Epidemic Sound is an awesome copyright-free music library providing cutting edge production music for your films, TV, and YouTube content – and it’s all available to you right […]

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Hashtags on YouTube?! #OhYeah Need I say more? I’m tempted to end the blog post here. But I won’t. Hashtag support has come to YouTube! In a pretty quiet update, YouTube has enabled support for hashtags within search – surfacing new and trending videos. Typically when you search on YouTube, you’re presented with results that are determined by top-secret algorithms (which usually focus on solid ratings and engagement). Searching hashtags, however, will show you a few trending videos, but will also show you newly created videos in that topic. #HUGE #WantIn? Of course you do! Whether you’re uploading a new video, or editing old ones, now’s your chance to […]

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Facebook Live video just got even better! If you’re a Facebook user – and who isn’t these days – you’ve probably been noticing a lot more videos in your feed lately, including live broadcasts. Many of you are even pushing your content on Facebook to help grow your audience across multiple platforms! We live in a video-driven world, and Facebook is working hard to deliver even more of it to our welcoming eyes. Today, it gets even better with the expansion of Facebook Live. For several months now, you’ve been able to fire up a live broadcast of yourself straight from the Update Status screen (I bet some of you didn’t even […]

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Don’t lose your monetization! YouTube Partner Program Greetings, Fullscreeners! We wanted to take a moment to address the YouTube Partner Program alert that many of you may have seen on your YouTube Dashboard. We touched on it when it first made an appearance, but many of you still have questions. If you have not yet agreed to YouTube’s new terms, please take the time to read through this post carefully! tl;dr You will lose monetization if you do not agree to YouTube’s new terms of service by May 16th! YouTube updated their terms of service and is requiring all creators to join their Partner Program in order to […]

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What makes a good YouTube channel trailer? Take a moment to think of the last TV series or movie you were excited to watch. Now, think back to how you first got excited about its release. Chances are it was a trailer: a 15-30 second tidbit of video meant to get you pumped for the big release of fantastic, new content. Even though YouTube and television are on different spectrums, more and more creators are pulling out some of the best practices and modeling their content after TV! Trailers are a great example – they’re no longer just for the big screen! A while back, YouTube added channel trailer functionality that allows […]

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Talk to the world with YouTube’s new translation tools Creators! Criadores! Créateurs! Videokünstler! クリエイター! 創作者! Авторам! We thought you should know that YouTube recently released some powerful new translation tools to help you reach viewers across the globe. Here’s how (and why) to take advantage. Why translate? YouTube is truly global: 80% of YouTube traffic comes from outside the United States, and more than 60% of YouTube’s 1 billion users aren’t native English speakers. Translations help those global audiences: Discover your videos when searching in their native language Understand the content of your videos when they find them—especially when those translations are paired with captions (see below) How to […]

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YouTube Partner Program and cover songs update UPDATE: All creators must agree to YouTube’s new terms of service by April 1st to avoid potential partnership issues. Fullscreen creators: we have some exciting news! As of today, you’re now eligible for YouTube’s Partner Program. “Wait, aren’t I already part of Fullscreen’s partner program?” You are, and now you can be part of YouTube’s as well—with no additional cut to your revenue. What does this mean? In the past, when YouTube pushed out new features, those features didn’t always become available to all creators at the same time. That ends today! From now on, when YouTube launches new goodies, you’ll […]

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2015 holiday gift guide for creators The holiday season is always full of excitement, and one of our favorite parts is the deals! At Fullscreen, we’re always on the lookout for discounts on equipment that will help our creators take their videos to the next level. So to help you out, we’ve found a few of the 2015 holiday season’s best deals on equipment that’s perfect for video creators. Cameras Whether you’re vlogging on the go or in the comfort of your own home, it helps to be able to see yourself while you’re filming. The Samsung NX500 mirrorless camera has a screen that flips up […]

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How long should your YouTube video intro be? Video creators! An interesting question about video intros popped up on our Fullscreen Network Twitter account recently, which got us thinking: how long should a video intro be? How long is too long? It’s a key question because it affects audience retention and watch time, which are increasingly important on YouTube. Attention spans are falling Services like Snapchat, Instagram, and Vine have trained audiences toward ever shorter videos. And you can see the effects of this shorter attention span on YouTube too. Just a few years ago, “short-form” content on YouTube meant anywhere from 7–10 minutes. These days, the sweet […]

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