UPDATE: YouTube has announced the launch of a YouTube Merch Store that lets musician partners sell tickets, merchandise and digital downloads from their YouTube channel.
 
YouTube will be unveiling new tools designed especially for independent artists at the Indie Artist Summit, held Thursday, October 20, at Mercury Lounge from noon to 3 p.m. The company will offer tips on how to make the most of your YouTube venture and provide one-on-one advice sessions with YouTube employees. Attendees will also hear directly from independent artists who are making it on YouTube, including Dru Ha and Buckshot from Duck Down Music, Ryan Leslie from Next Selection Music, Julia Nunes, Karmin and Portugal. The Man. The Internet video gurus will close out the event with a reception featuring live music from Nick Catchdubs of Fool’s Gold.
 
This one will fill up fast, so RSVP here by October 18.