Can I Still Collect Royalties on YouTube Videos That Only use a Part of My Song?

Monetizing Youtube videos

Yes, you can earn royalties from a partial use of your music, however, there are some exceptions. As of July 2019, YouTube now blocks copyright owners from making money on videos that are manually claimed for short song segments (less than 10 seconds) or unintentional audio (such as background music in a coffee shop). There are special cases and exceptions to this block, such as when the entire video is mostly made up of compilations of short music clips.

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, 4,000 hours of watch time over the past 12 months, live in a country/region where the YouTube Partner Program is available, and have a linked Adsense account.


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