How to Increase Music Video Views on YouTube

Sep 2, 2020


You've put in the time and made the effort to create an awesome music video. It's uploaded and you're ready to see the response it gets. You wait a few days and you notice that your video isn't getting a response. Why is this? It's because nobody is watching it! This is why you need to learn how to increase music video views on YouTube.

To increase the number of views your music video gets on YouTube, the best thing to do is to make sure your video metadata is optimized. Along with this, you should promote your video on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram to increase the exposure and visibility of your video.

As with most things, certain nuances need to be taken into account. Promoting a music video is much different than promoting a gaming video. Keep reading as I cover these nuances so you can get the most views on your music video as possible.

Good Tags for YouTube Music Videos


Finding good tags for YouTube music videos is an essential step in the process of gaining more views. If you do not find tags that are a good fit for your video, you will have a difficult time getting your video seen.

Many people overcomplicate the process of finding and selecting YouTube tags for music videos. This is unfortunate, as the process of finding tags is quite simple, even for those with little YouTube experience.

For many people, their video tags can be improved drastically by simply using YouTube's auto suggest function. By simply entering different terms into the search bar on YouTube, you can discover a large number of terms users are searching for on YouTube. These are the terms that should be used as video tags.

When selecting tags, make sure that your selected tags are relevant to your video. If your music video is of the rock genre, do not use tags that are more related to the rap genre. Always keep your tags relevant so YouTube can share your video with the correct audience.

YouTube Description for a Music Video


Writing a YouTube description for a music video is a simple process that provides massive benefits. Many creators believe the description box is a place to throw social media links, but this couldn't be further from the truth.

When you create titles, descriptions, and tags for your YouTube videos, what you're doing is providing YouTube with information about your videos. The more information YouTube has about your video, the better. When YouTube knows what your video is about, they can share your video more effectively.

One of the best ways to provide information to YouTube about your video is to fill out your video description. Simply making it clear which genre the music is in your video can make it much easier for YouTube to share your video with potential viewers. Just remember, as, with other metadata, the information in your description needs to be relevant.

How to Promote a YouTube Music Video


Learning how to promote a YouTube music video effectively is incredibly important. As social media is one of the most popular ways to go about doing so, learning how to do promotional work for a music video on platforms like Facebook and Instagram is also important.

Sharing music videos on social media follows the same process for almost every platform. However, there are certain advantages and disadvantages of each platform. Using the advantages to your advantage can help make your promotional efforts much more effective.

How to Share a YouTube Music Video on Facebook

It's quite easy to share a YouTube music video on Facebook. As Facebook is a very personal platform, it's best to approach your promotional efforts from a personal angle.

When promoting your video, it would be a good idea to take things a little further than simply sharing the link to your video. Try to dive deeper and talk about your inspiration for making the video or the process that was involved in doing so. If you can tell a compelling story, people will be more likely to respond positively.

Facebook allows you to input a lot of text into posts. So, take advantage of this and do what I recommended above. Don't just post a link and be done, actually put in the effort and get people interested in the video through a story.

How to Post a Music Video From YouTube on Instagram

Funnily enough, Instagram is almost the complete opposite of Facebook when it comes to promoting music videos. While Facebook encourages more long-form content, Instagram encourages more short-form and easy-to-digest content.

Learning how to post a music video from YouTube on Instagram is essential for promoting a video on Instagram. The thing is, the process is very easy, as Instagram only allows users two places to place website links: Stories and profile bios.

Chances are, you'll only be able to use a website link in your profile bio (you need 10000 followers to use story links). So, your focus should be on getting people to visit your profile bio. Believe it or not, the easiest way to do this is to simply ask them.

I recommend taking a short clip from your music video and publishing it to your Instagram profile. In the post caption, tell users that they can click the link in your bio to see the full video. You can use this same strategy for Instagram stories as well. The process is simple!

Best Day to Release a Music Video on YouTube


Before publishing your music video to the public, it would be a good idea for you to figure out the best day to release a music video on YouTube. How can this be done? The easiest thing to do is to take a look at when popular artists and bands release their music to the public. After you've got a couple of dates noted, look for any common dates/times. If you notice any particular dates/times showing up frequently, you've found a winner.

This is something I'd like you to do more often moving forward: Pay attention to what people who you'd like to be like did to achieve success. If you want to be a famous music artist, study what your favorite music artist did to be successful. How often did they make new songs, how do they run their YouTube channel, etc?


You now know how to increase music video views on YouTube. By using the right tags, filling out your descriptions, and promoting your video on social media, you'll be able to get more exposure and visibility for your work. Combine these things with good timing, and you should start to get lots of YouTube views and subscribers in no time.

Daniel James
Hi there! I’m Daniel, the founder, and CEO of Tubefluence. I help businesses and influencers utilize the power of YouTube marketing to grow an audience and generate leads.
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