YouTube is rolling out a new analytics hub for creators on its platform today (July 7), which will provide expanded real-time statistics for videos and allow artists the ability to see details on a song’s combined performance across all the videos in which it appears on the platform.
The new hub, called Analytics For Artists, will be incorporated into YouTube Studio and be available for all official artist channels, and allow artists to see detailed performance metrics for their music on channels beyond their own uploads, such as fan-made videos and videos for songs on which an artist is featured or for which they collaborated, in addition to grouping them by song and filtering by device type, gender, age and more demographics. (Read the company's blog about it here.)
The ability to group videos by song in order to see metrics for all the activity of a particular song on the platform is a particular simplifier for artists whose music is often part of fan-created uploads. The company noted that of the top 1,000 music artists on its platform, more than 20% of chart-eligible views on average are derived from fan-created videos, including covers, lyric videos, dances and challenges, among others. The other channels using an artist’s music are largely collected through ContentID claims, and artists can toggle back and forth to see metrics for their own uploads and from others’ videos.