What Types of YouTube Videos Does Songtrust pay me For?

Any video that uses your music and meets YouTube's eligibility requirement for monetization.

Songtrust automatically delivers all of your songs with ISRC information to YouTube’s Content ID System. This enables us to automatically claim all of your monetizable videos on your behalf, without you having to provide us with each video link.


However, Youtube Content ID sometimes cannot detect your music in certain types of videos. This most commonly happens with cover videos or videos of live sets uploaded to the platform. If you do come across these types of user-generated videos, and they have over 10,000 views, you can submit to us manually via your YouTube Monitor.

Videos that do not meet YouTube's new eligibility requirements (as of February 20, 2018) cannot be monetized. 


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PRO TIP: If you do have a YouTube channel, we highly suggest you join the YouTube Partner Program and add your channel to your YouTube Monitor. This will allow you to monetize your own uploaded content without having to go through Songtrust. We will still claim any videos on other users' channels, provided that they do not have a proper agreement with you in place.


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