YouTube Launches Dedicated Hub For Songwriters and Producers Following Spotify ‘In Focus’ Rollout

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Less than two weeks following therolloutof Spotify’s “In Focus” artist resource, YouTube has officially launched a dedicated hub for songwriters and producers.

YouTube Music detailedthe hub’s debut今天下午通过微博,writing: “looking for tips on how to level up your YouTube presence?? check out the newly revamped site and the ~brand new~ resources for songwriters & producers available on ?”

Billed by higher-ups as “The Home For Songwriters On YouTube,” this collection of information begins by disclosing the “many ways” for songwriters and producers to grow their audiences “through the power of a YouTube channel.”

Similarly, execs described channels on the video-sharing platform as “your very own visual discography” and touted their perceived potential to “replace a traditional one-sheet.” Predictably, the more than 1,100-word-long resource also highlights the processes (and benefits) associated with starting, organizing, and monetizing YouTube channels.

Of course, this material – like most components of Spotify’s initially mentioned In Focus – appears tailored for prospective and extremely new members of the music community as opposed to veteran songwriters and producers.

(The very first subsection within the “Create music & more” category of In Focus, for instance, is entitled “Level up your songwriting.” Said subsection encompasses suggestions for “finding inspiration and learning to trust” while workingto pen interesting song lyrics.)

Meanwhile, YouTube’s songwriter and producer hub likewise links to a series of “Credits” playlists on YouTube Music itself. The playlists feature “the most-played hits and essential tracks from today’s biggest songwriters and producers,” their description indicates, including songs created byJosh Fountain,Rodney Jerkins(also known asDarkchild), andHillary Lindsey, to name some.

Worth mentioning in conclusion is thata different resourcefrom YouTube targets “music publishers, societies, & PROs,” attempting to inform the entities (like songwriters and producers) of the purported perks that come with establishing a channel.

YouTube’s hub for songwriters and producers – and the corresponding emphasis upon bolstering their visibility – arrives as the professionals continue to make headlines for closing noteworthy deals.

Since April’s start, for example, Downtown hasinkeda publishing administration deal with The Weeknd producer Daniel Lopatin, and Florida-based producer ACRAZEsignedwith UMG’s Capitol following the considerable streaming success of “Do It To It.”

Plus, Skyler Stonestreet (who’s written for Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Marshmello, and many others)soldher catalog to Influence Media Partners in April, while Sony Music Publishing late last monthfinalizeda pact with BTS songwriter Max. Next year, these and other songwriters willhave the chanceto take home a Grammy in the just-announced “Songwriter Of The Year, Non-Classical” category for the first time.