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Make money from your songs with Loudr Fullscreen musicians: it’s time to get louder—with Loudr! Today we’re excited to announce another great Fullscreen partnership to help you monetize your music beyond YouTube. What is Loudr? Loudr lets you distribute and sell audio tracks of virtually any song imaginable. Whether you’ve recorded an original or a cover, Loudr helps you sell it through the world’s biggest music services, including iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Amazon, Pandora, Loudr’s direct-to-fan store, and more! Sell your music on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Loudr, and beyond License cover songs so you can monetize your recordings Get Loudr’s best revenue split—only for Fullscreen creators! Split earnings […]

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YouTube’s newest insights on teens and millennials Every three months, Google releases its YouTube Insights report, chock full of fantastic data and trends straight from the source. These reports are always useful, but the most recent edition shed especially interesting light on the continued infatuation teens and millennials have with YouTube, as well as their enormous purchasing power. Here’s what we learned from the study! YouTube’s reach YouTube continues to be the go-to social network for teens and millennials, beating out behemoths such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the top spot. This domination doesn’t stop at social networks: according to Nielsen, YouTube reaches almost 50% of […]

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Fullscreen talent shines at the Streamy Awards On Sunday, the fourth annual Streamy Awards honored the best in online video. We’re proud of Fullscreen’s nearly 30 nominees and six big winners of the night. Huge congratulations to Devin SuperTramp, Jack Vale, Zach King, The Fine Brothers, and What’s Trending! Fullscreeners were also in full force throughout the ceremony. Grace Helbig slayed as co-host; Scott Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox kept toes tapping all night long as the house band; and Connor Franta, Shira Lazar, and Jack Vale presented awards to their esteemed colleagues. Fresh off of last month’s Teen Choice Award win, Our2ndLife was nominated alongside the @SummerBreak campaign, […]

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5 Fullscreen creators to get animated about Animation is possibly the most complex form of motion pictures. Not only does it require skilled artists to produce single frames like traditional art, but then that art has to move and sync to sound. Digital software has democratized animation, just as digital cameras have done so for live action—and now more talented animators are popping up in the world, especially on YouTube. Let’s meet five of Fullscreen’s best animators! 1. Counter656 No one in the world animates stop-motion action sequences quite like Counter656. Whether it’s a hyper-fantasized version of the only Mayweather-Pacquiao fight you’ll ever see, or a LEGO/Disney […]

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The well-traveled YouTube [infographic] In search of adventure and advice, potential travelers are flocking to YouTube to watch travel content. According to a recent study by Google, travel content viewership is at an all-time high, increasing 118% year over year. But how has travel content viewership skyrocketed? Traveling curiosity Two-thirds of U.S. consumers watch travel content when considering and planning travel, so YouTube is prime destination for travel brands to connect with potential customers. When searching for travel content, consumers focus on destinations, attractions, or travel research—these make up 88% of all travel searches. The most successful travel content, surprisingly, is not user-generated content—it’s […]

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Meet Fullscreen’s top gamers As a form of entertainment, gaming has yet to take off on television. Sure, we play games on TV sets, but for the most part, appreciating gaming as not only an art form and medium but also as a spectator sport simply hasn’t translated to mainstream media—yet. But YouTube lifts our favorite pastime into the forefront of entertainment. When the top channel on YouTube belongs to a gamer (PewDiePie), there’s no denying that gaming is here to stay. We at Fullscreen represent some amazing gamers, and here are five of our favorites. Swiftor Swiftor adds a level of showmanship to […]

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Adding Tumblr to your YouTube strategy Last week we discussed four easy ways to grow your YouTube audience using Instagram. Today, we’re moving on to another creativity-driven platform, Tumblr. Founded in 2007, Tumblr is a social media and microblogging platform that’s quickly become a worldwide destination for creativity and inspiration. Tumblr allows users to share various forms of content—including video, audio, and GIFs—to the masses. Let these facts sink in: To date, Tumblr users have created more than 83 billion posts. 66% of Tumblr visitors are under 35 years old; 39% are under 25. Tumblr users grew by 74% in 2013. Tumblr is now home to more […]

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What is fair use—and what isn’t? Please note: This article should not be interpreted as legal advice, nor should it be interpreted as creating any kind of attorney-client or legal advisor relationship. You should not rely upon the legal information or opinions provided, and you should consult with your personal legal advisor. You are solely responsible for any legal decisions or actions you take or omissions you commit. As a YouTuber, you may have heard talk about the concept of fair use. The fair use doctrine is a set of guidelines in Title 17, Section 107 of the United States Code (U.S. copyright law) that allows people to use other people’s copyrighted, original works in […]

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Channel Plus YouTube scorecard: Chevrolet Here on Fullscreen’s Channel Plus team, it’s always nice to find a brand on YouTube that “gets it.” YouTube is unlike any other social network, and deciphering what it takes to run a successful channel is a feat unto itself. That’s what made reviewing Chevrolet‘s channel such a pleasure—many of YouTube’s best practices have already been implemented. With a couple adjustments outlined below, we’re confident the Chevy channel can build upon its established success and further distinguish itself as the benchmark for automotive brands on YouTube. Design Design is where Chevy needs the most help. While it appears that Chevy […]

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