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Monetize Your Music on YouTube – With YouTube Content ID

Get YouTube Content ID from iMusician and monetize your songs on YouTube from day one, no matter how many watch hours or subscribers your channel has.

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How Does YouTube Monetization Work?

Start making money from YouTube now! Simply select YouTube Content ID during the release upload form, and monetize your content on the platform from day one. Get paid when someone uses your music in their video – whenever an ad appears! It’s never been easier to tap into YouTube as a revenue stream.

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Monetize your music on YouTube from day one

No minimum YouTube channel subscribers or minimum watch hours required.

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Get paid when others use your music on YouTube

...and when ads are displayed on your videos too.

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Pay once. Monetize forever.

Just distribute the tracks you want to monetize via our release upload form. Quick & easy!

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Tackle YouTube as your new source of revenue

Start monetizing your content on the platform from day one thanks to Content ID. Get money when somebody uses your music or when ads are displayed on your videos. Simply upload the music you want to monetize on YouTube to your iMusician library. During the release distribution upload form, select the option 'YouTube Content ID' and your music will be monetized forever, giving you all the freedom to choose your commission level and absolute control of your YouTube revenue.


Compare Plans

  • Single (one-time per release)
  • EP (one-time per release)
  • Album (one-time per release)
  • Commission
  • Shops
  • Classical music distribution
  • Unlimited artists
  • Your music stays online forever
  • ISRCs & barcodes
  • YouTube Content ID (per track)
  • Artwork creator
  • Custom release date
  • Priority and express delivery
  • Spotify pitching calendar
  • Custom release regions
  • Multiple volumes
  • Custom label name
  • Revenue Splits
  • Collect Amps and distribute for free


How Can We Help You With YouTube Monetization?

YouTube Content ID is YouTube’s automated system that enables copyright owners to find videos where their music has been used without permission, so that the copyright owner can monetize those videos. Content ID is only available for people who meet YouTube’s threshold – but because iMusician is a YouTube partner, we take care of this for you. Simply select the tracks you want to monetize, and we will submit them to YouTube on your behalf. Then, if someone uses your copyrighted song in their video, you will earn money.

Videos uploaded to YouTube are scanned against a database of files that have been submitted by content owners such as iMusician. Copyright owners get to decide what happens when content in a video on YouTube matches a work they own. When a match is found, the video gets a Content ID claim.

It's easy! Simply upload the music you want to monetize on YouTube to your iMusician library. During the release distribution upload form, select the option 'YouTube Content ID.' iMusician will take care of the rest, ensuring your music is registered with YouTube's Content ID system.

Normally you would need 1000+ subscribers and 4000 watch hours to sign up for Content ID with YouTube — with iMusician, you can make money on YouTube from any video that contains your copyrighted sound recordings, regardless of your subscriber or view count.

If your channel already has 1000+ subscribers and 4000 watch hours, you may be eligible for the YouTube Partner Program.

YouTube Content ID from iMusician allows you to earn money and generate ad revenue from any video content on YouTube that contains your copyrighted sound recordings.

The YouTube Partner program allows you to monetize your YouTube channel by generating ad revenue from YouTube advertisements, channel subscriptions, YouTube Premium, chat stickers, and merch promotion. You are only eligible for the YouTube Partner program if your channel has 1000+ subscribers and 4000 watch hours.

The simplest way to monetize your music on YouTube is with Content ID from iMusician, regardless of your subscriber or view count.

However, if you already have an established YouTube channel that meets the four requirements below, you may be eligible to generate another revenue stream via acceptance into the YouTube Partner Program:

  • You must have 1,000 subscribers on your YouTube channel
  • Your videos must have 4,000 watch hours over the last 12 months
  • Your channel and content must comply with YouTube's policies and guidelines
  • You must have a Google AdSense account set up

After becoming a partner, YouTube advertisements will be placed on videos you upload and you will be able to monetize your content based on how many views the videos receive.

YouTube constantly monitors channels in its partner program to see whether they continue to meet their policies and guidelines, so once you are accepted, be sure to keep yourself informed to avoid any issues.

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