Review assets for revenue sharing eligibility

Creator Music is now available to U.S. creators in the YouTube Partner Program (YPP). Expansion to YPP creators outside of the U.S. is pending.

If you offer music for licensing on Creator Music, some of your assets may also be eligible to share revenue with creators who license tracks from Creator Music.

Note: Only sound recording assets are eligible for revenue sharing.

Find out what assets can share revenue

  1. Sign in to Studio Content Manager.
  2. From the left menu, select Assets .
  3. Click the filter bar and then Revenue sharing status.
  4. Select one or more filters:
    • Revenue sharing in all territories: Asset can share revenue in all territories.
    • Revenue sharing in some territories: Asset can share revenue in some territories.
    • Not eligible for revenue sharing in any territory: Asset can’t share revenue. Learn more below.
      • Note: Assets could be still eligible to make standard monetization claims.
  5. Click APPLY.
  6. Click the filter bar and then Revenue sharing type.
  7. Select one or more filters:
    • Revenue sharing: Asset currently creates claims that are sharing revenue.
    • Revenue sharing with restrictions: Asset currently creates claims that are sharing revenue with usage restrictions (creators can use a maximum of 30 seconds of content in a minimum of 3 minutes of video).
  8. Click APPLY.
Keep in mind: If an asset that's eligible to share revenue has a license strategy applied, the asset will be available for restricted usage. If the asset has no license strategy assigned, the asset will be available for unrestricted usage.
Revenue sharing status by territory

To see an asset's revenue sharing status by territory:

  1. From the Assets page, click an asset.
  2. From the left menu, select Monetization .
  3. Click the Revenue sharing tab.
    • Note: You can see an overview of the revenue sharing status on the Overview tab.
Revenue sharing icons
You can also see what assets are eligible for revenue sharing using the icons in the Revenue Sharing column on the Assets page:
Revenue sharing is active
Revenue sharing is active in some territories
Revenue sharing is active with restrictions
Revenue sharing is active with restrictions in some territories
Asset is not eligible for revenue sharing. Learn more below.

Export data on revenue sharing eligibility

  1. Follow the instructions above to view the data you want to export.
  2. Check the box next to each asset you want to export information about:
    • To select all assets on a single page, check the "Select all" box at the top.
    • To select all assets on all pages, check the "Select All" box at the top and then “Select all matching”.
    • Note: You can export a maximum of 2 million assets at a time.
  3. In the top banner, click Export  and then Comma-separated values (.csv). The CSV file will begin processing.
    • Note: You can leave the page or perform other bulk actions while the file is processing.
  4. When the file is ready, click DOWNLOAD.

Understand why an asset can't share revenue

On the Assets page, the Revenue sharing column shows whether an asset can share revenue. Hover over Ineligible  to find out why an asset can't be share revenue:

Conflicting sound recording ownership

Sound recording asset has conflicting ownership.

Incompatible embedded composition asset policy

A publisher has a block or track policy for usages of less than 30 seconds. To be eligible for revenue sharing, the asset’s policy must allow for monetization when the content is used for less than 30 seconds.

Incompatible sound recording policy

Sound recording asset's match policy has a block or track policy for usages of less than 30 seconds. To be eligible for revenue sharing, the asset’s match policy must allow for monetization when the content is used for less than 30 seconds.

 

Tip: From the Assets page, you can click any asset and select the Monetization tab to see details about the asset’s revenue sharing eligibility.

Revenue sharing eligibility FAQ

What if a video that would be eligible for revenue sharing is manually claimed?
In cases of delayed or missed automated claims, claimants may choose to place a manual claim on a video. If the associated asset is eligible for revenue sharing, the claimed video will share revenue regardless of whether the claim was placed manually or automatically.
What happens if I have a block policy on assets that are eligible for revenue sharing?
The policy that's applied to a video when it's uploaded will always override revenue sharing eligibility. For example, if revenue sharing usage for a track is unrestricted and you have a policy to "monetize <60 seconds otherwise block”, and the creator uses >60 seconds of the track, their video will be blocked and not able to share revenue.
If revenue sharing eligibility changes for an asset, what happens to the claimed videos that were sharing revenue?

Usage terms are applied to a video when it's uploaded, so if your revenue sharing eligibility later changes from unrestricted to restricted usage, claims on the videos uploaded under unrestricted usage won't be changed. If you manually deactivate a license strategy, the videos that were sharing revenue before you deactivated the strategy aren't affected and will continue revenue sharing.

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