Last week YouTube made several announcements about updates to the platform and about online video in general.

The first YouTube news item is that they just released a new YouTube Creator’s Playbook written specifically for musicians and music channels on YouTube.

They also now show a “recommendations” widget on your YouTube dashboard that suggests different steps you can take to improve your channel.

Furthermore, a new YouTube Creator Space just opened up on Tokyo and we now know how to find all Google+ Hangouts On Air that are happening right now. All that and more is discussed in today’s episode of online video news.