Help us reach 100k youtube subscribers by September

We have set ourselves an ambitious challenge. We want to reach 100K subscribers on our YouTube channel before the next classical season starts. Why? Because YouTube gets over 2B visitors each month, and who knows how many of them haven't yet discovered the joys of gut strings?!

Over the coming weeks, while we’re self-isolating, we’ll continue to publish our distinctly OAE content on YouTube. Please show your support by subscribing to our channel and spreading the word to your friends and family.

Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What is the difference between just watching a video on the OAE YouTube channel and being a ‘subscriber’?
A. Firstly, thank you for watching our videos! If you click the red ‘subscribe’ button on our homepage then we know that you’re a fan of all our work and it signals to YouTube that we are a legitimate channel producing high quality, popular content. If you want to go one step further and click on the grey ‘bell’ icon in the top right-hand corner of our page then you will receive a notification to your email inbox every time we publish a new video.

Q. How much does it cost to be a subscriber?
A. Absolutely free! All you need is a gmail address.

Q. Does the OAE profit from me being a subscriber?
A. Not directly but the more subscribers we have, the better placed we will be in YouTube’s organic ‘suggested content’ algorithm, which attracts more new viewers and ultimately more advertising revenue for us.

Q. Why is September the end date? 
A. 1 September marks the end of the 2019-2020 classical season. It is devastating that we have had to cancel so many of our concerts this season but if we can achieve 100,000 subscribers on YouTube then at least we can say we ended the 2019-2020 season with a small victory.

Q. What happens if the OAE achieve 100,000 subscribers? 
A. YouTube will send us a physical plaque in the post. We will hang it on our wall and we will forever remember how our supporters rallied around us during a time of terrifying uncertainty.

Q. What happens if the OAE don’t achieve 100,000 subscribers by September? 
A. We’ll be gutted. Like our strings.


100K subscribers by September is an ambitious goal but not impossible – we are almost at 70K and we already have some great, nerdy videos for you to watch including the Baroque Theorbo which has over 2M views and Beethoven’s Contrabassoon with over 1.2M.

Help us reach our goal by clicking the red button below