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Sooooooo, it turns out that something is terribly broken in my YouTube Account.

It’s a long story, but let me try to bullet point it for you.

  • In 2011 I was offered YouTube Partnership (YAY).
  • In 2014 I linked my AdSense Account.
  • Something broke along the way in 2014 and my videos are not being monetized.
  • I didn’t even notice until I got active on YouTube again recently.
  • The reason I didn’t notice is because all of my music is managed and monetized by my distributor The Orchard/Sony Music.
  • I’m supposed to get revenues for my non-music content.
  • Seems that ads are not playing on any of my videos anymore.
  • I have had an exchange of over 40 emails over the past 3 months with YouTube and it’s making me want to pull my hair out braid by braid.
  • I can’t get anywhere with them.
  • They keep telling me ‘a technician is looking into it’.
  • YouTube Partner Support is USELESS.

So, here I am trying to sort things out but I am at a crossroads.

I could start a new YouTube Channel for my vlogs and leave my music on my existing channel which I have had for 11 years. I am obviously hesitant to do that because now you have to get 10,000 video views on a new channel to become a partner. Plus, my current channel has over 500K views, 3k Subscribers and I have over 130 videos posted to my channel. I am not able to re-upload the old content to a new channel due to bandwidth constraints here in Uganda [internet is very expensive].

Some of you are probably wondering why I even care about monetization. Well I do because it’s part of my income and I need that income live, to make more music for you, to make videos, to spend my time creating content which you will [hopefully] enjoy.

What does this mean?

It means that I might need to take a few more weeks to try to sort this mess out with my existing account. If I can’t do it, then I will start a new channel and invite you to subscribe over there.

It’s a YUGE pain in the ass. I know. Trust me. It’s frustrating the crap out of me.

If any of you out there is an AdSense or YouTube expert and you would be kind enough to help me out, please reply to this email.

I hope to have a good update for you soon. In the meantime, I will continue to edit. I’ve got some great vlogs coming up for you.

Love,

Nat
xo

PS a big thank you and shout out to Rafal for working with me the other day to help identity the AdSense issue. #yourock

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Just wanted to do a chit chat update with you all about what’s been happening. I haven’t quit music, I am just catching up on living life.
I wrote a blog post detailing a bit more of what I have been going through since moving to East Africa and you can read that here: http://natalie-brown.com/food-is-more-important-than-music/

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Hi! I’m Nat, and my mission is to inspire you to pursue your dreams and passions and enjoy life’s moments. Join me as I vlog from Uganda in Africa and we explore East Africa, life, happiness, music, food and adventure together. I create weekly videos from my heart to yours, and I would love you to join me by subscribing to my channel.

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It’s pretty awesome when someone you admired growing up also admires your work! I was freaking excited yesterday when I read a post on my YouTube channel for the video “You Gotta Believe”  from user MulitFreebutterfly saying that she bought “You Gotta Believe” after hearing  it in a video put together by actress and comedienne Kim Coles.

MultiFreeButterfly's Post on my "You Gotta Believe" video page on YouTube
MultiFreeButterfly's Post on my "You Gotta Believe" video page on YouTube

Being the curious kitty I am, I wanted to see what was going on so I searched for the video on YouTube and found this beautiful entry by Kim regarding her journey to resorting her natural hair. Watch the video below:

There is also a second video with the song in it. Click here.

I was SO excited to hear my song used by her and for such a beautiful video chronicling her natural hair journey. It turns out the video has also been featured in Essence Magazine online. I tweeted Kim and thanked her for using my song and she tweeted me back today saying this:

Kim Coles' Tweet reply to Natalie regarding "You Gotta Believe"
Kim Coles' Tweet reply to Natalie regarding "You Gotta Believe"

I find it super cool when someone I admire takes the time to reply back and the fact that she was touched by the song and used it in such a personal video makes me feel awesome. Thanks for making my day Kim Coles!

 

UPDATE May 21… look at the sweet words Kim Tweeted me:

Tweet from Kim Coles May 21, 2012
Tweet from Kim Coles May 21, 2012

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