How Much Can I Expect to Earn From Use of My music on YouTube?

The royalty rate for YouTube varies based on advertising. You are only owed a tiny fraction of a penny per each YouTube play if your videos are properly monetized. The rate will also depend on factors like how long a video is watched, how many comments the video has, and more. In most instances, earnings are split between the content owner, the sound recording owner, and the writer/publishing share for the underlying composition.

Our YouTube monitor allows anyone to locate videos that are using their song and claim it in order to earn royalties from the views. For instance, if someone covers your song or records your live set and posts it on Youtube, you can earn royalties from it.

Please note that we can not monetize videos that do not meet YouTube's new eligibility requirements (as of February 20, 2018). In order for us to place ads on and monetize a video, the video must be on a channel that has at least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch time over the past 12 months.