YouTube Music is a music service launched by YouTube to offer YouTube customers a premium streaming service.

Get maximum exposure for your music: YouTube Music gets your music in front of more than a billion users on YouTube. YouTube Music pairs your song with your album cover art (YouTube calls this an “Art Track”) and you earn money when those Art Tracks are streamed on YouTube. With a reach of one billion unique users monthly, YouTube Music gives you the power to connect with more fans worldwide.

An Art Track is an automatically generated YouTube version of a sound recording. An Art Track consists of the sound recording, the album art, and metadata about the recording, such as its title and artist name. Even if you have your music videos already on YouTube, adding YouTube Music gives you broader distribution and access to an additional income stream.

GO LIVE TIME

It takes 1-2 weeks for content to go live in YouTube Music.

YOUTUBE MUSIC TERRITORIES (WHERE MUSIC SELLS)

YouTube Music is available in Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States

HOW YOUTUBE MUSIC SELLS YOUR MUSIC

YouTube Music sells your music via Streams.

YouTube Music sells your music via the creation of Art Tracks. Art Tracks are available to either free or premium users on YouTube.

PAY RATE (HOW MUCH YOUTUBE MUSIC PAYS YOU)

Paid Streams: When a subscriber streams your music, you get paid a proportionate share of YouTube Music’s subscription revenue per month calculated on terms set out in our blanket agreement with the store (this usually excludes streams during a subscriber’s free trial). Payments will fluctuate each month, depending on the amount of subscription revenue generated and how often your music was streamed.

GOOD TO KNOW:

We’ve built Sound Legends Music Publishing Service to get songwriters (the person or entity that controls the copyright to the lyrics and melody of the composition) all their royalties from sales and use of their compositions around the world.

Please note: As part of their previously announced plan to merge Google Play with YouTube Music, as of March 2020 all content that has been, or will be, delivered to Google Play will also become available at no additional cost on YouTube and YouTube Music.

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