Do I Need to Set Up a YouTube Channel to Collect Publishing Royalties?

It’s up to you.

Songtrust delivers your ISRCs to YouTube, so that nearly all of your monetizable videos can be automatically claimed on your behalf.

If you come across any videos that are not being properly claimed (such as cover songs or live performances), you can submit them in the Manual Claims section in your dashboard’s YouTube tool. Please note that we can not monetize videos that do not meet YouTube’s current eligibility requirements

PRO TIP: If you have a YouTube channel, we highly suggest joining YouTube’s Partner Program and adding it to your YouTube Tool’s allowlist. This will enable you to monetize content without having to go through Songtrust. We will still claim any videos on other users' channels, provided that they do not have a proper agreement with you in place.


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