What is an Art Track on YouTube and Can You Monetize Them?

You bet we can!

You Tube Art Track

An Art Track is an automatically generated YouTube version of a sound recording - its sole purpose is to provide a single, official, label-sanctioned YouTube version of every sound recording.

An Art Track video always consists of the sound recording (ISRC), the album artwork and metadata about the recording, such as its title, artist name, and of course, Copyright holders of the underlying composition.

As long as we have your ISRC info for the song used in the Art Track, we can automatically claim the Art Track video for you. If you do not want us to claim it, just make sure to allowlist (formerly referred to as “whitelisting”) the link of the channel that the video is on within your Songtrust account.

Lastly, like any other video on YouTube, Art Tracks monetize via ads and must meet YouTube's Monetization Requirements before an ad can be placed on it.


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