The Push to 1,000 YouTube Subscribers!
We Need Your Help!
Over the last year and a half, the National Lutheran Choir has been able to bring you many of our concert programs live, online, and free of charge on our YouTube channel. We’ve also shared many of our favorite pieces from those programs for you to listen to anytime for free! And maybe you didn’t know it, but every time you’ve sat through an ad before one of our videos, you’ve helped us earn a little revenue back in the process, because YouTube shares the ad money it makes with channels like ours.
But due to a recent shift in policy at YouTube, we no longer meet the new qualifications for their revenue sharing program. That means, as of February 20th, 2018, we won’t be able to make money on our videos anymore.
...UNLESS WE HAVE YOUR HELP!
There are two easy ways you can to show your support that will help us out immensely:
Subscribe to our YouTube channel - It’s as simple as a click of a button. That’s it. No money, no additional emails, just a press of a button to show your support for our videos and livestreams. Click this link, sign into your google account, and click the big red subscribe button. We have to hit 1,000 subscribers by February 20th, we currently have 307. That’s a big ask, but we believe in the power of our audience to make it possible. (And if you’re wondering what the heck a YouTube subscription means, or don’t know how to subscribe, we’ve got you covered with step-by-step details down below.)
Watch our playlists - Do you like our music? Want to listen to it for free while you’re working, or doing the dishes, or enjoying a nice glass of wine? You can watch this playlist (click here and then click “play all” or find a song you like and click there.) Or, if you’d prefer to rewatch a recent livestream program, you can revisit our 2017 Christmas Festival program or the Holy Spirit Mass program. And the time you spend watching our videos matters! To reach YouTube’s new requirements, we need to have 633 more hours of our content viewed by February 20th, and with your help, we can easily hit this mark. So if you’ve got an hour to spare and want to listen to some great choral music, consider cueing up some of your National Lutheran Choir favorites.
We’ll keep you updated regularly on our Facebook and Twitter pages on our progress over the coming weeks, but please consider sharing this information with your family and friends and others who support the National Lutheran Choir. We want to continue to bring you high quality video streams of our concerts, and songs you can listen to weeks, months and years later. You support in this effort helps us do that.
FAQ & Instructions for Subscribing to our channel
What is a YouTube subscription?
A “subscription” on YouTube does not cost money, and doesn’t result in a ton of new email either. Think of it as a “show of support” for our content. YouTube is owned by Google, so if you have a gmail email account, you’re good to go! If you don’t, you can either set up a new one, or you can still listen to any of our content on our playlists for free, which also helps us out! (Click here.)
Will I get a bunch of emails from you?
Nope! (Though, if you’d like to stay up to date with what we’re doing, you can sign up for our email list here.)
What if I want to get an email every time you upload?
If you’d like to get one every time we release a new video, you can hit the little bell icon next to the subscribe button.
You’ve convinced me; how do I subscribe to your channel?
Go to our YouTube channel by clicking here.
It should look something like this:
If you haven’t already, you’ll need to log into your Google account (if you have an email address that ends in “gmail.com” you have one! If not, you can either make a new account, or if that seems like too much, you can still help us by listening to some of our music on the channel.)
Up in the right hand corner, you’ll see the words “SIGN IN.” Click there.
You’ll be taken to this page:
This is where you put in your email address:
Once you’ve done that, click Next, and it will take you to a page that asks for your email password.
Once you’ve entered your password and clicked “next” it will take you back to our YouTube page.
Now, you just need to hit the big red subscribe button, and you’re good to go!
If you DO want to get email notifications every time we release a new video, just click this little bell icon you see next to the subscribe button. It looks something like this: