Cross-posted at the Google for Education blog.

Every day students are learning in new ways, with technology and tools we could only dream of back when we were in school. But with more educational apps available than ever before, a busy teacher or admin can use some help choosing the right digital resources for their students. That’s why today, we’re launching Google Play for Education along with Android tablets to Canadian schools.

Built just for schools and educators, Google Play for Education is a “one-stop shop” for engaging, educator-approved and instantly shareable content for classrooms, offering access to thousands of curated, teacher-approved apps as well as hundreds of free classic books. Canadian schools will also be able to choose from five classroom-ready Android tablets that come with access to Google Play for Education for students of all ages.

Bill MacKenzie and a student from Upper Grand District School Board team up with Google Play for Education

The teachers of Ontario’s Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) were among the first in Canada to use Google Play for Education. UGDSB subscribes to the philosophy called universal design for learning, which aims to give each student an equal opportunity to succeed and empowers teachers to reduce barriers to learning in order to meet the individual learning needs of students. The district realized the potential for technology to enable students to access learning, express their ideas, and demonstrate their understanding in new ways.

Bill MacKenzie, IT Liaison for UGDSB, says that introducing the Android tablets to staff and students has been seamless: “Teachers noticed that the students felt comfortable using the devices and that it made the classroom more interactive. The technology and breadth of resources has accommodated the different learning styles of our students.”

Each tablet holds up to five student log-ins, so students have control and ownership over all the content in their own accounts. The tablets also come loaded with an additional selection of Google apps like Docs, Chrome, Gmail and Earth.

Google Play for Education has apps for both Android tablets and Chromebooks, for students in grades from K-12. In addition to a wide range of flexible digital tools, schools can find subject-specific apps ranging from English Language Arts and Mathematics to World Languages and Science. Teachers can browse content by grade, subject or educational goal, and read tips from other teachers to get new ideas for classroom activities. Once selected, teachers can purchase using a school PO, then instantly distribute apps to student devices.

According to Bill, the tablets have provided UGDSB students with new ways to enjoy learning: “Students love sharing their photos and documents in Google Drive across devices by bumping one device to another, what students call ‘high fiving.’”

Canadian schools already using managed Chromebooks can turn on Google Play for Education by visiting To talk to an expert about setting up Android tablets and Google Play for Education for your school, visit the Google for Education website.

By any measure, it’s obvious that Canadians love using digital technology, especially to access the internet. We spend 36.7 hours per month online on our desktops alone – and today, nearly half the total time we spend online is on mobile devices.

We use the internet for entertainment, whether to watch sports or read novels. We rely on it to build communities among our friends, families, neighbours and fellow nerds. And when we have a question, we turn to online sources for news, anagrams, even university courses.

It can be a struggle to fully understand this rapidly changing environment, especially for parents, teachers and counsellors.
At Google, we work with partners across the country to help Canadians bridge this digital divide. Last week, we joined Actua in Iqaluit for the first session of their new Codemakers program, which will be rolling out to camps across Canada this summer.

This week, we’re welcoming a new digital literacy literature and curriculum review prepared by our partners at MediaSmarts, Canada’s centre for digital and media literacy.

In Mapping Digital Literacy Policy and Practice in the Canadian Landscape, Michael Hoechsmann and Helen DeWaard of Lakehead University have developed a concise and detail-rich guide to digital literacy resources for educational specialists.

As they observe, digital literacy skills are not limited to the classroom: 

"Digital literacy is not a technical category that describes a minimum functional level of technological skills, but rather it is the broader capacity to participate in a society that uses digital communication technology in workplaces, government, education, cultural domains, civic spaces, homes, and leisure spheres."

There are many approaches to helping Canadians develop the digital literacy to succeed in the modern economy. We’re happy to support efforts by dedicated not-for-profits like MediaSmarts, Actua and many others.


Mark your calendars... YouTube FanFest is coming to Canada!

On Saturday, May 2nd, some of the biggest Canadian and international YouTube stars will take over Dundas Square in Toronto… for the first time ever! You’ll get the opportunity to meet some of your favourite internet heroes in person, including superstars like Jenna Marbles, Bethany Mota and Toronto’s very own Lilly Singh, a.k.a. IISuperwomanII.

Hosted by Montreal-based food crew Harley Morenstein and Epic Meal Time, YouTube FanFest is free and features a mashup of music, comedy, fashion, education, and beauty all together on one stage. This wildly popular event is a first for North America - previous FanFests have been held in India, Singapore, Thailand, Korea, Australia and Japan.
Are you ready to get up close and personal with some of your favourite YouTube stars? With a combined reach of 59.9 million subscribers and 6.8 billion cumulative views, here’s the full Toronto lineup:
You’ll want to get there early to see your favourite YouTube creators answer questions on the Red Carpet starting at 5:00 p.m. ET. We 'press play' on the main event at 8 p.m. ET.

Canadian YouTube Star Lily Singh, //Superwoman//, at YouTube FanFest Mumbai in 2014.

For more details, visit Don’t forget to follow the conversation with the official hashtag #YTFFTO on YouTube, Google+, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. We’re excited to bring you an evening of laughter, music, mashups and more!

Posted by Sam Sebastian, Managing Director, Google Canada

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ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᔨᐅᑉ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᖓ: ᐅᓪᓗᒥ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᓕᐊᖅ ᓴᖅᑭᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᔨᐊᓂᕗ ᕙᓛᓂᒐᓐ, ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑎᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᒃᑐᐊᖅ. ᐅᑭᐊᔅᓵᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐋᒃᑐᐊ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒎᒍᓪ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᖅᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᒃᑯᑕᓕᐊᖑᒍᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ

“ᑖᓐᓇ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᐹᖑᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᑐᓴᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑕᕐᓂᒃ!”

ᐅᓪᓛᖅ ᐅᖃᖅᑲᐅᔪᖅ ᓂᐅᓪᓴᓐ ᑕᒍᓐᓈᖅ ᑐᓴᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓇᑲᓱᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᕕᒻᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᖏᑕ ᑲᑕᔾᔭᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᐊᑐᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᑐᓴᕋᓐᓈᕈᑎᓕᐅᕈᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᐃᓚᓕᐅᔾᔭᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᓂᐱᖏ. ᓂᐅᓪᓴᓐ ᐃᓅᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᐅᒋᔭᖃᒻᒪᕆᑉᐳᖅ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᑐᓴᕋᓐᓈᕈᑎᓕᐅᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᑐᕈᓘᔭᖃᑦᑕᕆᐊᖓ ᐃᓚᓕᐅᔾᔨᓪᓗᓂ ᓂᐱᓂᒃ. ᐅᓪᓗᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᓐᓂ ᐱᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᐅᓴᕗᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᑦᑑᓐᓂᒃ ᐋᒃᑐᐊ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒎᒍᓪ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᓴᖅᑭᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᓇᓪᓗᓇᐃᒃᑯᑕᕆᔭᐅᒍᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ - ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᓴᖅᑭᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᓴᔪᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᓕᒫᒥᒃ ᐃᓅᓱᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᐊᓯᐊᒍᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᓕᕆᕈᓘᔭᕈᑎᒋᕙᑦᑕᖏᓐᓂᑦ.

“ᑲᑕᔾᔭᖃᑦᑕᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᑐᓐᓂᖁᑎᒋᒍᓐᓇᖅᑲᕗᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᔅᓴᑎᓐᓂ ᑭᖑᕚᑎᓐᓂ ᐱᓯᒪᔭᕗᑦ ᑲᑕᔾᔭᖃᑦᑕᓐᓂᒃᑯᑦ.” ᓂᐅᓪᓴᓐ ᐅᕙᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓯᓈᖅᑐᓂ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓂᑦ ᑐᓴᕋᓐᓈᕈᑎᕈᓘᔭᕐᓂᑦ ᐃᓚᓕᐅᔨᓗᑎᑦ ᐃᖏᖃᑦᑕᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ. “ᐃᓕᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᓯᓐᓈᖅᑐᓂ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᒃᑯᑕᓕᐅᕆᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᑐᓴᕋᓐᓈᕈᑎᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᕐᓗᓂ ᓂᐱᓕᐅᕆᓂᒃᑯᑦ, ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᓱᕈᓰᑦ ᓴᖅᑮᓯᒪᓕᖅᑯᑦ ᓅᑕᖑᔪᒥᑦ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖅᑎᒍᑦ ᓱᓕ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓗᑎ ᐱᐅᒋᔭᐅᒻᒪᕆᑦᑐᑦ. ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᖃᓯᐅᑎᒍᓐᓇᓕᖅᑲᕗᑦ ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥᐅᖃᑎᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ.”

ᑕᒫᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᑎᑦᑎᓂᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᓐᓂ, ᐱᖃᓯᐅᑎᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂᓗ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᑕᒪᕐᒥᓕᒫᑎᒍᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᑎᖏᕗᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᒃᑯᑕᓕᐅᕐᓂᖅ ᐱᒡᒐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓂᑦ ᐱᖑᐊᕈᑎᓂᑦ, ᑕᒪᓐᓇᓗ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᑦᑎᐊᖑᓪᓗᓂ ᓴᖅᑭᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑯᖅ ᐊᒥᓱᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᔅᓴᓕᐊᕆᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᒃᑯᑕᓕᐅᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᒫᓂ ᐊᐅᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ, ᑖᓐᓇᓗ ᑲᑎᒍᑎᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᒍᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐹᑎᐊᖑᓗᓂ ᐊᒥᓱᒻᒪᕆᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓅᓱᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᒍᑕᐅᓗᓂ, ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᒍᓐᓇᕐᓗᑎᓪᓗ ᓇᒻᒥᓂ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᕐᒥᒍᑦ ᓴᖅᑮᑎᑦᑎᒍᓐᓇᕐᓗᓂ.

ᓂᐅᓪᓴᓐ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᒐᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᕗᖅ ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᓱᕐᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᐅᕐ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ. ᑕᑯᓐᓇᒐᕆᓪᓗᓂᐅᒃ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᐊᑐᕐᓗᓂ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᒍᑕᐅᓕᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᒋᓪᓗᓂᐅᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓴᙵᑦᑎᒍᑕᐅᑲᓂᕐᓗᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᖃᖅᒌᓄᑦ.

ᑕᐃᒫᓪᓗᐊᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᐋᒃᑐᐊ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒎᒍᓪ. ᑕᒪᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᒍᑕᐅᓕᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᒋᓪᓗᓂᐅᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓴᙵᑦᑎᒍᑕᐅᑲᓂᕐᓗᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᖃᖅᒌᓄᑦ.

ᑕᐃᒫᓪᓗᐊᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᐋᒃᑐᐊ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒎᒍᓪ. ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᒃᑯᑕᐅᓕᐅᕐᓂᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓯᒪᓕᖅᑯᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐅᐊᔭᓕᕆᔨᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᒎᒎᓪ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐋᒃᑐᐊ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔨᕐᔪᐊᖏᓐᓄ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᒍᓐᓇᖁᓪᒍ ᐅᓪᓗᒥ ᐃᓅᓱᑦᑐᐃᑦ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᓕᕆᖃᑦᑕᕐᓕᕐᓂᖏᑎᒍᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᒍᑕᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᓐᓇᕐᓗᓂ. ᑖᓐᓇ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᔅᓴᐅᔪᖅ ᑐᕌᒐᕆᔭᑦᑎᐊᕙᖃᖅᑯᖅ: ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐃᓄᓱᑦᑐᐃᑦ 100,000 - ᖏᓐᓃᑦᑐᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᑦ, ᐱᖃᓯᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓐᓇᐅᓂᖅᓴᓄᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᓄ, ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓅᓱᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓄᖓ ᐱᒡᒐᓇᕈᑎᖃᖅᐸᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᒪᑭᒪᐅᑎᖃᕋᓴᐊᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ, ᐱᓕᕆᔨᐅᓕᕈᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᐊᑐᕐᓗᓂ ᓂᐱᓕᐅᕆᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᒍᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒍᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓴᖅᑮᒍᓐᓇᕐᓗᑎ ᓯᕗᓂᕆᓂᐊᖅᑕᑎᓐᓂ.

ᐅᓪᓗᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᓐᓂ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐊᓪᓗᕆᐊᕈᑎᒋᓪᓗᑎᒍ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᓴᖅᑭᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᒍᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒍ ᑐᕌᕐᕕᒋᔭᕗᑦ. ᐊᒻᒪᓗ, ᖁᔭᓐᓇᒦᖅᑐᒋᑦ ᓇᑲᓱᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᖏᑦ, ᓴᖅᑮᒍᓐᓇᕐᓂᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᑐᓴᕐᓂᕈᓘᔭᖅᑐᒥᑦ ᑐᓴᕋᓐᓈᒐᕐᒥ!

ᓴᖅᑭᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᔨᐊᓂᕗᑦ ᕙᓛᓂᒐᓐ, ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑎ, ᐋᒃᑐᐊ


ᐅᓇ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑑᖓᔪᖅ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕈᒃ

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is guest authored by Jennifer Flanagan, President and CEO of Actua. In the fall Actua and Google announced the creation of Codemakers.
“This is the coolest thing I’ve ever heard!”

That was Nelson Tagoona’s reaction this morning when he heard the Nakasuk Elementary school’s throat singing club using audio-based coding tools to remix their voices. Nelson is an Inuit beatboxer who has a passion for all things digital. Today in Iqaluit he is joining a team from Google and Actua as part of the launch of Codemakers –  a national initiative aimed at changing the way Canada’s youth think about computer science and technology.

“Throat singing is how we can pass on the traditions of our past.” Nelson told me as he helped the children mix and digitize the stories they shared in song.  “By learning to code and remixing our voices, these kids have created something that’s new and totally amazing but still rooted in our culture. And we can now share it with the world.”
Jace Meyer of Actua works with a young student of Nakasuk Elementary helping her use coding software to remix her voice
This week’s workshop in Iqaluit, which also includes modules on 3D printing Inuit art and coding simple video games, is the first of hundreds of Codemakers programs and camps that will soon run in Canada's urban centres and high north. And, as we prepare to roll out Codemakers across Canada this summer, today’s event serves as the very first step towards engaging thousands of Canadian youth in activities that enable them to connect, create and produce their own culturally relevant content.
Nelson Tagoona performs with some of the Nakasuk Elementary School throat singing club.

Nelson is an inspiration to the children in this classroom. He sees computer science as a tool to mobilize and empower his community.
So do Actua and Google. Codemakers is a three-year project developed by Google engineers and Actua experts that will transform the way youth engage with computer science. The program has an ambitious goal: to inspire more than 100,000 young Canadians, including girls and young women, Aboriginal youth and youth facing socio-economic challenges, to become the computer science builders and innovators of tomorrow.
Today in Iqaluit we took our first step to delivering on that goal. And, thanks to the students of  Nakasuk Elementary, we created a pretty great soundtrack too!

Posted by Jennifer Flanagan, President & CEO, Actua

Rain, wind and Canadian winters - just a few of the reasons why street art remains such an ephemeral part of Montreal’s urban culture. But now some of those splashes of whimsy and colour that bring life to the city’s public spaces have been preserved and are on display for the entire world.

Last year we added street art to the Google Art Project in order to help conserve this art form and tell the story of street art around the world. Today, we are more than doubling the number of artworks from 34 countries sharing 10,000 high resolution images of artworks.
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We partnered with 86 art organizations from around the globe and, here in Canada, we worked with MU and the MURAL Festival, two organizations dedicated to supporting Montreal’s vibrant street art scene.

Over the past seven years MU has produced 70 large-scale murals in 15 neighbourhoods of Montreal. MU’s projects are designed to promote the democratization of art and local development.
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MURAL Festival
MURAL festival is a free art festival based in Montreal, which aims to celebrate the creativity and democratize urban art. MURAL aims to bring together artistic activities that are linked with urban art.
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From stencil to sculpture installations and mosaic via collage, a great variety of styles from around the world are now represented on the Google Art platform. Ready for an urban safari around the world? Hit the streets in Street View and listen to the stories behind the art: travel from Sweden’s most famous street festival to New York city’s rooftops where you will discover Water Tanks wrapped with art,  and follow an expert through Buenos Aires’ blooming urban art neighbourhoods.

Want to know more about local street art scenes, places and practitioners? We’ve put online 260 digital exhibits [link] for you to explore and a dozen immersive street view visits! For example you can now take a virtual tour of London’s trendy East End, home to some the world’s finest artworks, enjoy the colourful murals of Los Angeles’ Winston Street aka Indian Alley, learn more about the longest open air gallery in the world in Berlin and see how street artists can get inspired by 17th and 18th century paintings.

When the web and street art meet, the walls can come to life: discover the mesmerizing work of artists like INSA or Checko who painted, photographed, re-painted and then re-photographed a wall to create animated street art: the so-called GIF-iti.

Bringing street art into our daily lives
You can now enjoy these fantastic collections in your daily life - at home, at work, on the go - as we introduce street art to Chrome, Chromecast and Android Wear. Turn your TV screen into a vibrant backdrop of street artworks, or discover a new artwork every time you open a browser tab in Chrome with the new Google Art Project Chrome extension. On your phone or tablet, browse through our partners' new apps, and follow them on a tour of Melbourne's famous laneways, take you on an art safari in Lisbon, and share a glimpse of the multicoloured murals that are covering Delhi, Lima and Honolulu. Finally, turn your smartwatch into a colourful artwork with our new Street Art Watch Faces!

From the streets of Montreal to cityscapes around the world, there’s so much more to discover. Head over to the Google Cultural Institute and dive into this vibrant and colourful world.

Posted by Lucy Schwartz, Program Manager, Google Cultural Institute

Cross-posted from the YouTube Creator Blog.

Remember your first guitar lesson? Or your 1,000th subscriber on YouTube? What about when you learned YouTube Analytics to understand what your fans watch the most?

Making great music is just like making great YouTube videos. It requires creativity, passion and the right resources, and that’s why we’re helping artists like you make the most of YouTube with the launch of YouTube for Artists. This initiative will give you two things: the tools to best connect with fans, and promotional programs to help you get discovered and grow.

YouTube for you

On a new YouTube for Artists site, you have a variety of powerful resources, everything you need to take your latest slow jam or dance track to the next level. Here you’ll find tips on how to best get discovered, lessons on engaging with your fans beyond your music videos, a guide to making money on YouTube, and more.

You can also learn about how you can sell merch and promote your shows directly within your video through cards, and have fans directly contribute money to your channel through Fan Funding. These features give you even more ways to grow both your audience and your revenue on YouTube.

Success on YouTube leads to greater overall success as an artist, and on YouTube for Artists you can learn about all the current programs we have to make that happen. That includes getting your YouTube views to lead to charting on Billboard, airtime on SiriusXM and NRJ in France, and free production resources at our YouTube Space locations around the world.

We’re also working on a new data tool for artists that will show you where your fans are located at the city level, as well as show the total number of views from your official music videos and fan uploads through Content ID. This will help you figure out where to promote your next single to your fans, the best time zone to release your next video or where you might route your next tour. And if you’re at SXSW Music this week, we’ll be hosting YouTube at Coppertank to show a preview of this data tool, as well as having live performances from emerging artists and trailblazing artists on YouTube.

Making center stage big enough for everyone

We want to do more than just give you tools to succeed—we want to help more and more fans discover your channel and videos. So we’re working on new ways to celebrate and promote the wide range of artists on YouTube.

We’re starting with the YouTube Music Awards, where we’re putting a spotlight on the artists who are growing the fastest, engaging with their audience the most, and helping define what music means on YouTube. You can learn more about this year’s top 50 artists at the YouTube Music Awards channel, and stay tuned on March 23 @ 10 a.m. PT for special music video performances from some of this year’s winners and other emerging artists. And if you’re a YouTube Music Award winner—congratulations!

The YTMAs are just the beginning, as we’re working on even more ways to help you make the most of YouTube.

Marly Ellis, Global Head of Artist Marketing, recently watched “Introducing YouTube for Artists.”