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How to upload music to YouTube Music

Discover how to upload your music to YouTube Music, make money, and reach millions of fans through iMusician. Keep 100% of the revenue generated from your sales and streaming, with no annual fees.

iMusician distributes music to YouTube Music

Streaming on YouTube Music

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63 Launched countries
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South Korea
Top countries
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50 Million Tracks in the library
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15 Million Active listeners
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2011 Year established

Distributing on YouTube Music

YouTube Music is a music streaming service from Google that replaces their old service, Google Play Music. YouTube Music users have access to official songs, albums, playlists, music videos and much more through the app or web player.

YouTube music is integrated with the wider YouTube platform meaning artists can easily expand their music’s reach through Art Tracks. An Art Track is an automatically generated YouTube video version of a track that consists of the sound recording and the album art.

How to get your music on YouTube Music

Uploading your music to YouTube Music with iMusician couldn’t be easier. Just follow these quick steps to get your music onto YouTube and connect with fans all across the world.

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Follow the green button.

iMusician upload platform for music and artwork

Be sure to upload your music files in WAV format, and your artwork with the dimensions 3000 x 3000 pixels.

iMusician Sales Report

Easily view all of your sales and streaming reports within your iMusician dashboard.

How to make money through YouTube Music

By uploading your music to YouTube Music, you will receive income through two separate revenue streams.


In-app streams from subscribers to the YouTube Music Premium service will be monetized per play and you will receive a percentage of the total subscription revenue based upon how many times your music was streamed. This rate may vary depending on the listening time and territory of the user.

Ad revenue

For non-subscription in-app streams and video streams through Art Tracks, the amount you receive will depend on whether an ad is placed on your stream or video. Therefore, you may receive unmonetized and monetized plays for the same song in the same territory.

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Singles and albums distributed to YouTube Music through iMusician will be made available as Art Tracks automatically meaning you don’t have to worry about uploading your music as YouTube videos separately.

You will be paid streaming revenue from YouTube music on a monthly basis.

Google Play Music was Google’s music streaming service which they replaced completely with YouTube Music in 2020. The difference between the two is that Google Play Music hosted podcasts which YouTube Music does not and there is also no online music store functionality which used to be a Google Play feature.