What to know about YouTube playlist pitching, and before shooting your next music video

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Hello everyone! I am Andy Gesner, the owner and president of HIP Video Promo. As a veteran of promoting music videos for over 20 years, I field numerous questions from potential and existing clients every day. One of the most frequently asked questions is, what is the best YouTube promotion service?

Independent creatives all over the world are looking to increase the amounts of views for their YouTube videos. And here at HIP Video Promo, we have seen many, many ways to do this. But when it comes to generating YouTube views, you do want to shy away from any companies that are just manufacturing or buying views.

I now have an answer to the question “what is the best YouTube promotion service?” – it is now HIP Video Promo. How do we do it? Just like in the Spotify world, we’ve become friends and formed great relationships with all the folks out there that curate YouTube playlists.

Yes, YouTube playlists. These curators are putting together playlists of music videos. And if your music video is part of that playlist, it will enjoy authentic, genuine views. Not to mention new comments, likes, and subscribers! These playlists are very curated – so your video will be featured on YouTube playlists that are genre-specific.

If you’re looking for an excellent way to increase your music video’s view count, you should very much consider YouTube playlists. All you need to do is give me a call. I am Andy, the owner and president here at HIP. My number is (732) 613-1779, or you can email me at info@hipvideopromo.com.

And while we’re here, there’s a new episode HIP To The Scene featuring Steve Gottlieb!

Steve Gottlieb, owner and principal of ContentVideo.net and VideoStatic.com, joins host Andy Gesner to answer the question:

“What do I need to know before shooting my next music video?”

When independent artists need comprehensive music video promotion, there’s only one choice. For more than twenty years, HIP Video Promo has been the leader in the business, working with musicians at all levels of popularity and success, covering all genres and crossing all borders. We’re champions of the overlooked and underappreciated, and we’re constantly spreading the word about talented bands and artists. HIP has promoted more than 3700 music videos, and even during the worst health crisis of our lifetimes, we keep going strong.

How has HIP Video Promo been able to stay ahead of the field? From day one, it’s been a combination of our experience in the industry and our genuine compassion for artists trying to navigate its turbulent waters.

Now, we’re sharing what we’ve learned and doing it in the most direct way possible and in the way we understand best: we’re making a video (series!) of our own.

HIP To The Scene, a web series and podcast, brings you in-depth conversations with industry professionals, arts advocates, and music business veterans who’ve devoted their lives to helping independent artists realize their dreams. On HIP To The Scene, we’re giving you the straight scoop: frank discussions with those who’ve been fighting the good fight on artists’ behalf.

Our second episode features a conversation with Steve Gottlieb. Steve is a behind-the-scenes music video force to be reckoned with. His knowledge in this arena surpasses anyone we’ve known in this business for over 40 years. For over a quarter of a century, Steve has worked with legendary record labels like Columbia, Atlantic, and Island. During those 25 years, Steve has watched tens of thousands of music videos! Andy met him when he was the chief editor at the CVC Report in the late nineties, but you may already know him as the owner, creator, and editor-in-chief of VideoStatic.com, the world’s authoritative source for all things music videos. And most importantly, he is president of ContentVideo.net, where he plays matchmaker to record labels, bands, musicians, and their numerous music video needs.

The question: “What do I need to know before shooting my next music video?” If you’ve got any interest in creating the best music video of your career, you’re going to want to hear what Steve has to say.

Listen here on your favorite podcast provider!

These conversations are guided by HIP Video Promo principal and founder Andy Gesner, whose charming, encouraging, relentlessly positive personality is the animating spirit behind the company. As all of our clients (past and present!) know well, Andy is a genial host dedicated to helping independent artists tell their stories. Before he founded HIP, he was deeply immersed in New Jersey independent music: promoting shows at legendary venues, assisting in developing local artists, and playing bass with Spiral Jetty, one of the cornerstone bands of the '80s independent boom in the Garden State. Andy has plenty of his own tales to tell and his own unique perspective on the industry, and you can expect him to challenge his guests and prompt them to share insights you simply won't encounter anywhere else.