Claiming videos using the YouTube Tool
When you opt into YouTube monetization through Songtrust, we deliver all your songs, along with ISRC information, to YouTube’s Content ID System automatically. You can be confident that videos that qualify to be monetized are being claimed on your behalf and can use the Songtrust YouTube Claims page to discover and track all successful claims.
Once we assert a claim the uploader of the claimed video will receive a notification that their video has been claimed and they can no longer monetize the video. Advertisements will be placed on the video, and Songtrust will monetize it on your behalf.
Please note that we can not monetize videos that do not meet YouTube's new eligibility requirements (as of February 20, 2018). 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.
YouTube Tool Update - 11/21/2023: Songtrust has recently removed the functionality to manually claim YouTube videos within our app. This is because when you opt into YouTube monetization, we deliver all your songs, along with ISRC information, to YouTube’s Content ID System automatically. As part of our ongoing efforts to improve the dashboard experience, we found that manually claiming videos only created duplicate records in our system. You can be confident that videos that qualify to be monetized are already being claimed on your behalf.
To learn more about YouTube’s monetization thresholds and eligibility, click here.
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