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What is an Official Artist Channel and How to Get One?
An Official Artist Channel on YouTube allows you to bring together all your subscribers and content from your different YouTube channels into one place. You also get access to a suite of tools built for Artists.
Having an Official Artist Channel may increase your visibility on YouTube and allows you to organize your own content better. Your channel will also be marked with a musical note symbol to signify that you have an Official Artist Channel.
The following are further benefits of having an Official Artist Channel:
- Organized content: Your discography can be found in one place on your Official Artist Channel, together with any additional content that you have uploaded to YouTube. Furthermore, you’ll be able to organize your channel according to your own tastes with different sections and playlists.
- Promotion: Choose the content that you’d like to display when your listeners and followers land on your channel.
- Fan engagement: Have one official presence on YouTube where your fans can find everything they need. A verified channel will display the musical note badge to signify to your fans that they’ve come to the right place.
- Artist Profile: Personalize your Artist profile on YouTube (description of your Official Artist Channel, biography)
How to request an Official Artist Channel
In order to request an OAC, it's important to note that you need to be subscribed to our either our AMPLIFY or AMPLIFY+ plan and that you should check your eligibility beforehand.To be eligible for an Official Artist Channel, you have to meet the following requirements:
- Own and operate a YouTube channel that represents one artist or band with at least one public video uploaded prior to the OAC request (Personal Channel)
- Have at least 1 official release on YouTube delivered and distributed by a music distributor or label
- Have no policy violations violations or strikes on the Personal channel
Please note: Through this process, it is only possible to submit a request for an Official Artist Channel when no issues are present and it's possible to provide all required details.
Premium YouTube support
As an AMPLIFY or AMPLIFY+ subscriber, you will have access to our premium YouTube support service, which is the fastest way for you to get help with fixing issues on your Topic channels as we have exclusive partner support at YouTube.
In case of any of the following problems please contact our Premium YouTube support service: - Release missing from my Artist Topic channel - Release on the wrong OAC / Artist Topic - Wrong release on my Artist Topic channel - Typo on my Artist Topic channel
For all issues under Premium YouTube support we will need the following information:
- Primary Artist Affected
- Affected Artist's Country - Affected Artist's Channel ID - Summary of your issue and include any screenshots or links