Your channel's monetisation will be paused when there isn't an active and approved AdSense account linked to your channel. The YouTube Partner Programme requires all partners to have an active, approved and linked AdSense account.
Note that without having an active, approved and linked AdSense account for your channel, you can't earn money from YouTube and ads won't run on your videos. This includes revenue from advertising, YouTube Premium subscriptions and other revenue sources such as channel memberships.
While your monetisation is paused, you can still keep uploading original content and building your audience on YouTube. If you're in the YouTube Partner Programme and your monetisation was paused, don't worry – you're still in the programme. Monetisation will resume after linking an active and approved AdSense account.
Set up an AdSense account
If you are in the YouTube Partner Programme, but still need to create an AdSense account, follow the steps outlined on this page:
If you already have an existing AdSense account, simply make sure that the address on file has been verified. To help keep your account secure, AdSense requires you to verify your address before we send you any payments. Learn more about what's required here.
Link an AdSense account
If you're in the YouTube Partner Programme and would like to change the AdSense account associated with your channel, you can do so by following these steps: Learn how to link an AdSense account today.
Note that if you have a few channels that are in the YouTube Partner Programme, an AdSense account needs to be linked to every channel.