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By Jess Stratton | Monday, July 15, 2013

Get an Audio Clip Onto YouTube Using iPhoto

This week in Monday Productivity Pointers, I’ll answer a question I get asked frequently: What’s an easy way to get an audio file (like a sound clip or MP3 file of a song) posted online so you can easily share it on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter?

In my first video, I’ll show you a neat trick to get your audio clips onto YouTube, which is a fantastic springboard from which to share your media files. What makes it particularly easy is you can share it out to many social networks directly from YouTube.

To do it, you’ll need a Mac with the built-in iPhoto app installed on it, an active YouTube account (which you already have, if you have a Google account), the iTunes application, your sound clip, and some photos. Finally, your sound clip has to be free of any DRM restrictions—that is, you can’t use a copyrighted song.

You may not realize that as part of any YouTube account, you get your own channel with a custom web address. Your channel is fully customizable and can serve as a landing page for either you or your company. It contains all the videos you’ve uploaded or favorited on YouTube, which you can choose to show to the public as you see fit. In the second, members-only video this week, we’ll explore customizing and personalizing your YouTube channel, including ordering your channel’s videos and publishing playlists of videos to help organize your content for visitors.

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