Will I Get Paid For YouTube Views In Every Country?

It depends on whether that market has been monetized.

Songtrust handles YouTube monetization on your behalf directly in North America and Brazil. In many other territories, YouTube royalties are collected by that country’s PRO, CMO, and/or mechanical rights organization. Globally, YouTube’s ecosystem is a patchwork of territories that may or may not have licenses in place, display videos properly, and/or generate royalties.

For a current list of monetized YouTube markets, check out the service’s help center here.

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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