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How To Create Artwork Videos for YouTube

Find out how to make your own art track videos using Rotor’s Art Track tool for stylish album artwork videos.

Want to get your new music online in record time and get more views to your YouTube channel? Then you need to be making artwork videos.

What Are Artwork Videos?

Rotor artwork videos are similar to auto-generated YouTube art tracks, but with an extra kick. Our art track feature takes your audio + album art alongside Rotor’s AI track analysis and editing styles to create on-brand videos that animate your artwork.

Use artwork videos for instant playlist content so your fans can hear every song on socials on release day. Rotor artwork videos are simple and fast to create—a great choice when you haven’t finished your full length music video or want your audio to be the primary focus.

Why You Need Rotor Artwork Videos

You control the look of your video

Art tracks made by YouTube can’t be changed or edited, meaning you have little say over the style. Rotor art tracks are the perfect option when you want to focus on your branding.

Share it everywhere

Rotor artwork videos can be posted anywhere so you can use them on your website and socials to promote new music—YouTube art tracks can only be shared on YouTube.

Better discoverability and reach

Rotor artwork videos are added to music video playlists rather than art track playlists, making it easier for potential new fans to discover you.

Be seen worldwide

Your artwork videos can be seen in all countries, whereas the ones YouTube makes for you can only be seen where YouTube Music is offered.

More money

Art tracks that you post earn more revenue per play than YouTube’s.

How To Make Artwork Videos

Making artwork videos couldn’t be easier. Just upload your track and choose from our “Smart Tracks” editing styles in your shape of choice (horizontal, vertical or square). Drop in your album artwork and let Rotor work its magic! Once you're happy with your artwork video, hit download and start sharing with your fans. Watch our tutorial below for a step by step guide on how to make artwork videos.

Get started with your art track video today!

No footage? No problem!

At Rotor, there are thousands of beautifully-filmed clips with footage we’ve commissioned exclusively for our Rotor users. Although finding stock video is easy when you’re an independent artist, finding high-quality stock footage isn’t. At Rotor, we aim to make it as easy as possible for you to find the right visuals to showcase your song.