Wednesday, December 30, 2015

5 Ways to Make a Video Go Viral

5 Ways to Make a Video Go Viral

If you’re like anyone else uploading to YouTube, you don’t want your video to go neglected with only a few views. With 400 hours of YouTube videos being uploaded every minute, it’s difficult to make yours stand out above the rest. This article provides some helpful tips to get your video seen.

1. Have a Solid Marketing Plan
When it comes to the sharing and marketing process, you want to make sure you have done everything you can to make people aware of your video. Upload your video to every social media platform. Asking friends and family to share is a good start. Don’t be hesitant to send your video to strangers that can relate. For example, if your video is about music, send it to musicians and other music entities. If it is a sports video, send it to athletes.

Send your video to bloggers who like to cover similar topics. Bloggers attract views in order to make money off of ads. Getting many bloggers to cover your video is a win for both parties, and can be the key to your success.

Or, maybe you’re filmed wearing a certain brand and singing at a recognizable location. Use this to your benefit. Reach out to relevant businesses that would be interested in promoting their products through your video.

2. It’s All in the Timing
While the excitement of finishing your video might temp you to upload it immediately, consider the timing before hand. Many people watch videos while at work, so releasing yours on a Monday or Tuesday gives you an advantage.

3. Tell a Story
Chances are someone else is more talented than you at whatever you are doing, but the story you tell with your video can make up for that. People like a good story whether it’s in the movies, books, or music. Try to convey a powerful message that invokes emotions in others. Upbeat emotions tend to be more effective than sadness, so keep your video positive.

4. Keep it Short
When you’re browsing videos on YouTube, are you more likely to click on one that is 15 minutes or one that is 3 minutes? People value their time, so making it convenient to watch your video increases its chances of being viewed. Try to cut uploads down to less than 10 minutes.

5. Simple Titles Work Best
The title of your video can make a world of difference. Avoid anything complex and lengthy. Keep it concise and try to limit it to just keywords. If your title doesn’t roll off the tongue easily, don’t use it.
With a good marketing plan, powerful story, effective title, and timing, you can ensure that your upload won’t go unnoticed and greatly increase the chances of creating a viral YouTube video.
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Christian Cherry has a passion for music. He enjoys playing drums, singing, being social, and traveling. When he is not playing instruments he is constantly listening to different artists and genres for inspiration.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Tracy Newman

Tracy Newman grew up in Los Angeles. She started playing guitar at 14, usually sitting on the diving board of her family’s pool, strumming for hours each day. Back then she was mostly influenced by the Kingston Trio, because she could actually play some of their songs, especially "Tom Dooley” which had, and still has, only two chords. After high school, Tracy wanted to be a folksinger, but her parents insisted she go to college. She went to the U of A in Tucson and quickly discovered the “folk” community. She stopped attending college and began playing on street corners for money, otherwise known as “busking.” Understandably, this freaked out her mother who flew to Tucson and dragged Tracy back to LA for “help.” The therapist, an elderly man in a suit and tie, kept nodding off during the sessions. Apparently, he couldnʼt relate to an upper middle class teenage girl who just wanted to be a folksinger. It’s taken Tracy a while to get back to her dream.


In the early 70s, she joined an improv class taught by Gary Austin, which soon became The Groundlings. Tracy is a founding member, and besides performing, she taught and directed. Her sister, Laraine Newman was the first Groundling to be discovered there by Lorne Michaels for Saturday Night Live. Some other Groundling alumni include: Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Paul "Pee Wee Herman” Reubens and Kathy Griffin. It was at the Groundlings that Tracy met her future TV writing partner, Jonathan Stark. Their first staff job was on “Cheers,” followed by "Bob"(Bob Newhart), "The Nanny," “Ellen,” "The Drew Carey Show” and the legendary “Hiller and Diller” (Richard Lewis and Kevin Nealon.) In 1997, Newman and Stark won an Emmy and Peabody Award for writing the groundbreaking “coming out" episode of “Ellen.” In 2001, they created the ABC comedy, "According to Jim," which ran for eight seasons.

Tracy had been writing songs all along, many of which were featured in TV shows. Now she’s once again performing her music full-time. Her CD,A Place in the Sun is still a favorite with young and old alike, for long car rides across the nation. The title track on her latest CD,I Just See You, highlighting the beauty of a long-term relationship, is now a music video on YouTube. Her newest release, (Jan. 2015)I Can Swing Forever is a children’s CD with a coloring book by Tracy’s daughter, writer/artist Charlotte Dean. It has won four prestigious 2015 awards: Parents’ Choice Gold, Dr. Toy’s Best Classic, National Parenting Publication Award Gold Winner and Creative Child Awards CD of the year.

Sunday, December 6, 2015


This Week's Playlist:

1.Can't Sleep Love – Pentatonix
2.Bring It Back – Shy Carter, Aleon Craft
3.Hotline Bling – Drake
4.Wasn't Expecting That – Jamie Lawson
5.Hide Away – Daya
6.Hollow – Tori Kelly, Big Sean
7.Sorry – Justin Bieber
8.Live Young Die Free – FLETCHER
9.Lay It All On Me (feat. Ed Sheeran) – Rudimental, Ed Sheeran
10.Tired of Talking – LÉON
11.I Think I'm Falling in Love – Al Walser, Victoria Celestine
12.Maria Magdalena - Beata (K.C.Nightline Club Mix)
13.Model – Before You Exit
14.Tiring Game – John Newman, Charlie Wilson
15.Try Me (feat. Jennifer Lopez & Matoma) – Jason Derulo, Jennifer Lopez, Matoma
16.One Call Away – Charlie Puth
17.Runnin' (Lose It All) – Naughty Boy, Beyoncé, Arrow Benjamin
18.Book Of Love – Felix Jaehn, Polina
19.Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
20.Nobody To Love – Alex Newell 

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