Musicians Wanted: Youtube’s New Tool For Artists

EEarlier this year at the famous South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, bands were given a new tool in their never-ending quest to promote music and find fans., a subsidy of Google, released the Musicians Wanted imitative for musicians and indie bands. The program allows increased dramatic exposure and marketing revenue through the ever influential powers of Youtube.

However, only bands from the United States were allowed to take advantage of this new service as Youtube’s policy prohibited bands across the pond and the globe from using the tool. Now, Youtube has lifted this ban and artists, musicians, and bands from around the world are now capable of using this new, easy-to-use service.

Here is the original video introducing Youtube’s service back in March by Jack and Nataly of indie band Pomplamoose:

Every time a musician’s video is embedded into a website or music blog, Youtube’s Musicians Wanted service will pay artists out of their own pockets. This is an excellent profit for musicians that not only provides dramatic exposure but also allows the band members to pick up some beer money along the way. Bands accepted into the program will be able to post tour dates and link to merchandise for bands to check out from their Youtube pages.

But you can’t just get in. First, musician’s must be accepted into the Youtube program and actual music videos must be posted, not just an MP3 with stills. Unique and off the wall videos will get you in with this one. Creativity is key.

Have you tested this Musician’s Wanted service for musicians yet?