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So what's the deal with lyric videos?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by keyex, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. keyex

    keyex Registered Member

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    You know, those song lyric videos by seemingly random youtubers with 22 million views.. Is this worth getting into? I imagine the videos will be subject to copyright infringement
     
  2. Danisahne

    Danisahne Junior Member

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    Hi,

    Nope its not worth to get yourself into these kind of things cause there are so many you wont even get any views, and if you manage somehow to get some, your account will be banned along with your adsense account.

    That ofc only is if you plan on using adsense to monetize the videos!
     
  3. starvinmarvin14

    starvinmarvin14 Regular Member

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    So basically what you're saying is that it's a waste of time and it doesn't work... except for those people who it worked for.

    OP, it's fine to monetize these videos, and even if you get a copyright strike, you need two more for your YT account to be banned. And even then your Adsense account will be safe. Just make a new YT account.
     
  4. AccountsSale

    AccountsSale Newbie

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    It's worth it, only if you know how to use it properly!
     
  5. Plus44

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    It depends what's covered within the content ID system. And even if it's not covered right now, it could be later. I'd recommend uploading the song to a secondary channel first to see if it gets a copyright ID claim/rejected so you wont be raising any flags. I would also use music that is a few years old since it's less likely to get claimed after that much time has gone by... Worth it though? Ehhh, it could be. You may face some problems along the way and you risk termination. Just use your best judgement.
     
  6. hekke

    hekke Senior Member

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    My friend had a lyric video of Akon's song Angel about 4 years ago. It got about 5 million views in a year and had thousands of new views daily even after a year. We did a test, where he put an annotation to my lyric video and it got 6000 views in a few hours...

    He never ran into trouble, the only thing that ruined it was me... I told him that he could be sued by Akon's label for hundreds of thousands of dollars and he shut it down immediately. He was quiet mad at me after he understood that it wasn't really a problem, as you can see, there is still a lot of lyric videos for Angel.

    I would definitely try it OP, it is worth a try. Try older songs in the beginning (such as Akon) and just do better on-page SEO (description) than what they did 4 years ago, there is still people listening to it because of the "nostalgic feels". :)

    EDIT:
    Tip: Go to your dashboard, click "Create", go to "Video Editor", click the small "CC"-logo beside the camera, search "Lyrics" or "lyric" - voilĂ , a lot of non-watermarked videos to use. If they turn out doing alright, you can put some time doing your own. Just so that you can test the waters without spending too much time. I think I made mine in Movie Maker and it took me like 3-4 hours because of sync and such...

    Good luck!
     
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  7. nanavlad

    nanavlad Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    What happens nowadays
    if they dont give you a copy strike
    its because the money goes to the Publisher artist and songwriter.

    Rather than have the videos taken down, the big publishers like sony and warner
    have set up a deal with google to allow the videos stay up,
    Once they receive the earnings.
    So unless you have some other method for monetization apart from adsense
    its a waste of time