It’s no secret that bigger YouTube channels have become a very lucrative source of revenue. Channels with over 100K active subscribers can make up to $330 to $7,400+ on average from sponsorships, based on per 1000 views and watch time.
You can make as much money from music videos as the platform you host them on permits. For example, that would be about $7 per 1000 views on Vevo and an average of $3 – $5 per 1000 views on YouTube.
If you want to monetize such content, make sure that you have all the necessary commercial use rights for it. You can monetize music from the YouTube Audio Library.
According to the Youtube Creators Academy, a few of the most popular youtube video topics include:
You may be shocked to find that YouTube Music is actually paying out $0.008 per stream. That doesn’t sound like much until you realize that it’s more than what Spotify ($0.003 to $0.005), Amazon Music ($0.004), and even Apple Music ($0.0078) pay.
Estimated production costs:
Producer fee: $500 — $1250/day. Director fee: $500 — $1250/day. Camera operator: $500–1000/day. Camera equipment rental: $150 — $3500/day.
The costs involved in the production of a music video
|Director||$500 to $2K per day|
|Video editor||$500 to $1.5K per day|
|VFX artist||$75 to $150 per hour|
|Screenwriter||Approximately $1K per project|
|Actors||$200 to $2K per day an actor|
To get paid by YouTube, you first need to reach a balance of $100 or more from views. This means you’ll need to garner 20,000 views if you receive $5 per 1,000 views. To make this happen, YouTube created the YouTube Partner Program, which allows you to get paid through advertisements on your page.
The actual rates an advertiser pays varies, usually between $0.10 to $0.30 per view, but averages out at $0.18 per view. On Average, the YouTube channel can receive $18 per 1,000 ad views. This equates to $3 - $5 per 1000 video views.
How Much Will YouTube Pay for 100K Views? On average, 100,000 YouTube views are worth around $500.
You don’t need 1 million subscribers to be successful on YouTube. Creators with 100,000 subscribers can still make decent money. Using the same rates as above, a YouTuber with 100,000 subscribers and 2 new videos each week can make $600 to $1,000. This comes out to around $2,400 to $4,000 per month in ad revenue.
In theory, a good content creator might earn anywhere from $240k to $5 million based on 1 billion views on YouTube. This income is based solely on potential ad revenue based on viewership.
The top four content categories watched by YouTube users are comedy, music, entertainment/pop culture, and “how to.” Google/Ipsos Connect, U.S., YouTube Cross Screen Survey (n=1,621 YouTube users), July 2016.
The following is a list of the top 25 most searched things on YouTube of all time:
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A number of online Spotify royalties calculators, including Streaming Calculator, Streaming Royalty Calculator, Music Fibre and Music Gateway, have estimated Rosenthal’s earnings to land somewhere between $3,400,000 and $4,500,000.
Verdict. Spotify clearly outshines Youtube Music with a maximum streaming quality of 320kbps. But keep in mind that to a casual listener, there isn’t going to be any noticeable difference between 256kbps and 320kbps in terms of sound quality. Even more so if you’re using mid- to low-tier audio gear.