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YouTube 2022 Foundry Program for Independent Artists

Foundry is YouTube Music’s global artist development program. Foundry serves the independent music community, giving artists access to resources to help them thrive on YouTube and build careers on their own terms.

If you’re an independent artist looking to grow your voice on YouTube, they want to hear from you. YouTube’s mission is to give everyone a voice and show them the world. They believe that everyone deserves to have a voice, and that the world is a better place when we listen, share and build community through our stories.

About YouTube

YouTube is an American online video sharing and social media platform headquartered in San Bruno, California. It was launched on February 14, 2005, by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim. Owned by Google, it is the second most visited website, right after Google itself. YouTube has more than one billion monthly users who collectively watch more than one billion hours of videos each day.As of May 2019, videos were being uploaded at a rate of more than 500 hours of content per minute.


YouTube Foundry Program

    • Type
      College School
    • Organisation YouTube
    • Country to study
    • School to study
    • Course to study
      Not specified

  • State of Origin
  • Gender
    Men and Women
  • Application Deadline
    April 27, 2022

Aim and Benefits of YouTube Foundry Program

Independent artists selected for Foundry receive:

    • Dedicated support from a YouTube partner manager
    • Seed funding invested into the development of their channels
    • Marketing and promotion opportunities
    • Access to new product features and opportunities to provide feedback

Requirements for YouTube Foundry Program Qualification

    • If you are a developing independent artist who will be distributing official music to YouTube during the Foundry Class of 2022 term (July 2022 – December 2022), then they’d love for you to apply.
    • Artists can be considered independent when they drive their careers forward on their own behalf, and work with indie labels and distribution partners.
    • Artists signed directly to major labels are not eligible for Foundry.

Application Deadline

April 27, 2022

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to YouTube on to apply

Applicants will be told that their application has been successful via email. If you are not selected for funding, don’t fret! This is an ongoing program, so there will be more opportunities to apply to participate in the program in years to come.

For more details,visit YouTube website.

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