Hi there, if you’re a musician or artist,
looking to link to your iTunes account to sell your music from your YouTube videos,
stay tuned and watch this video all the way to the end and I’ll show you exactly how.
Hi there, David Walsh here from DavidWalshOnLine.com, and in this video I’m gonna show you how you
can link to your iTunes account to sell your music from your YouTube videos.
Now, I’ve got a question from Lea Taylor in Australia and he asks “Hi David, please help.
I’m wanting to add my album art cover next to my iTunes link that is shown on my description
box, bellow my video. How do I go about applying this? I’ve seen other artists videos here,
on YouTube, that have shown the album cover and was wanting to do the same. Many thanks
in advance. Cheers, Lea.” Well, Lea and other artists and musicians
out there, it’s good news- bad news time. The bad news is that a number of record companies
have actually done a deal with YouTube, so that they can get their album covers on the
description underneath the video. But, good news time is that there is a method
you can use to get links from your YouTube videos directly to your iTunes account, which
will help you get more sales of your music on iTunes. So, I’m gonna go over to the computer
now, to show you exactly how you can do that. Ok, so, I’m in a test account and I’m in the
‘Video Manager’. So, what I need to do is to go to one of my videos, then from the dropdown
select ‘Annotations’. So, just gonna stop this. Ok, so, what we need to do is to add
an annotation to our video. There is no way we can get it within the description
apart from putting the link in directly, but we can get that little icon. But what we can
do is set up an annotation within the video itself to link directly from the video to
our iTunes account. So, when you’re in your video, click on ‘Add
Annotation’. Now you can select anyone of these that you want. For the sake of this
demonstration I’m going to select a ‘Note’. So, I’m just gonna put my little ‘Note’ here
and I’m gonna to drag it across like this. Ok, and I’m just gonna put in, I’m just gonna
drag it across here, so I have the full length of the video as well. And I’m just gonna put
in my ‘Note’, click here, take it down low from iTunes. iTunes. So, there we go.
So, click here to download from iTunes, gonna change the font a little bit, make the background
red and change this to black. Ok, so that is our annotation.
So, from the links, we check on link, and from the dropdown here, we want to select
‘Merge’. Or if you would just wanna add the URL, you can do that and it will select ‘Merge’
by itself. So, here I am in Leas actual iTunes account.
So, I’m going to just select his URL, just copy this, go back here, paste in here and
that’s simply it. That’s all you need to do to set up a link from your video to your iTunes
account. So, just click on ‘Save’, then publish this.
And if we open up a new tab, here is the video, and here is our link to iTunes. If we click
on this, there we go, we can see Leas iTunes account has appeared now in a new window.
So, there you go Leo and any other artists, musicians out there, that is how you can get
links from your YouTube videos to your iTunes account. And as you can see, this is a very
little known and underused trick that you can use on your videos. And as you can see
is a very unknown way to do so. Now, if you do have a question about this
topic or anything on YouTube just stick it on the comments bellow and I’ll do what I
can to help you get that answered. As always, subscribe to the channel and get
more videos every week to help you with your YouTube views and get more subscribers on
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if you don’t have a question and just wanna leave a comment, feel free to just stick it
below and I would really appreciate it. Thank you once again, hope you’ve enjoyed watching
this video as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it for you. My name is David Walsh and I’ll
look forward to seeing you again in another video soon.