What is YouTube's Partner Program?

How to Monetize Content on YouTube

The YouTube Partner Program (YPP) lets creators monetize content that uses their copyrighted work. As a Songtrust member, we offer you this service for free in addition to our worldwide publishing administration.

Please note: A YouTube channel must meet certain requirements before it can be monetized and have ads placed on it. As of November 2020, these guidelines include living in a country where YPP is available; logging at least 4,000 public watch hours over the past 12 months; and maintaining a minimum of 1,000 subscribers. 

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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