These days, to earn good money from YouTube you need to have a big team around you or be very lucky! Using YouTube to earn income might not be the best idea for artists just starting out but it's a platform that can still really help you develop your audience.
You can be the best musician in the world, but if no one hears you play then your talent is wasted. Today however it's even easier for bedroom musicians & artists to launch themselves on online platforms to showcase their talent to the masses. But with a total of 320 million active twitter accounts online, how do you break away from the crowd and get your voice heard?
We spoke with Nathan Lilley, Director of Music from ELAM (East London Arts & Music), a full-time industry academy for 16-19 year olds. The academy is open to young musicians or creatives interested in pursuing carer in music, film, T V, production, game design and more and in its first 3 years of running it has seen its alumni take on roles in all of these sectors.