Royalty Free Music That Doesn’t Suck

Having the right song or background music can make or break a video. Seriously, check out Star Wars without the music. Definitely in the “break” category. But YouTube can sometimes make it tricky to find the right music for your channel due to a little thing called ContentID. ContentID is YouTube’s system for identifying and managing …

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3 Strategies for Reaching the Right Audience with Your Video Content

As a budding YouTuber and brand advocate, you spend a lot of time creating and distributing your video content. If you’ve developed a successful strategy, chances are you have a dedicated following of relevant viewers that, in return for quality content, reward you with YouTube views and social shares. However, if your strategy isn’t so …

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4 Best Practices When Making A YouTube Thumbnail

What’s in a thumbnail? A lot actually. A thumbnail is a bit like a movie poster for your video; the very first impression a potential viewer will get of your content. If your video was a meal, then your thumbnail is the inviting smell coming from the kitchen. You could be cooking the tastiest dish …

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The Thing About MassChallenge…

When you step onto the 6th floor of 21 Drydock Ave, it feels more like you’ve stumbled onto an art collective than a business space. Colorful conference rooms named after tropical fruits and precious gems, bespectacled young go-getters in skinny jeans and kilts wandering the halls, angular furniture reminiscent of giant wedges of cheese – it’s not …

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Grapevine Team Spotlight: Kimberley Bond

Kimberley Bond is our Community Manager here at Grapevine and she’s kind of a big deal. Between running an 80k subscriber YouTube channel and campaigns at the Grapevine office, she somehow managed to find the time to sit down and chat with me. If you’ve worked with Grapevine, odds are you’ve probably spoken with Kim …

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YouTube Comments Suck – Here’s How to Make Them Better.

Dear YouTube, Youtube comments suck. You are a beautiful, psuedo-central hub of the internet where people from all walks of life come to watch, share and talk about video content. It’s all so zen… except for the talking thing. For some strange reason your comments section is complete and utter garbage. Precious few comments contributing …

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3 Ways to Monetize Your YouTube Channel

Money. Moolah. Dough. Paper. Cheese. C.R.E.A.M. No matter what you call it, it makes the world go ’round for better or for worse. The same goes for YouTube. Producing high-quality content can also cost you a pretty penny. For instance, YouTube stars SlowMoGuys use a $100,000 camera. Obviously that’s an extreme example, but I think you’ll find money tends to …

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