Submit additional documentation to claim rights

YouTube may ask you how you own commercial use rights to all elements in your video at any time after you submit a video for monetization. This includes (but is not limited to) music, photographs, movie, and/or video game footage. 

Where you see requests for information

If we need more information from you, you may get an alert in Video Manager. You might also get an email to the email address associated with your YouTube account.

If we need more information about a specific video:

  • You'll see a yellow dollar sign next to the video in your Video Manager.
  • You may also see a note about how many days you have left to provide us with the requested information. If you don't provide information within the time allotted, your video may be disabled for monetization.

Submit requested information

  1. To submit the information requested, click Send rights info.
  2. Use the suggested text and linked resources that appear on your screen.
  3. After you submit the information, your video(s) may be reviewed again. In some cases, we'll send a follow-up email to request further information.

Note: We can't provide you with legal advice regarding commercial use rights, but you can get general guidance about what content you can monetize.

Providing this information does not guarantee that your video will be approved. A variety of factors, such as video performance, may affect review time. We may not be able to process every submission, but we continually monitor these factors and prioritize accordingly. YouTube reserves the right to make the final decision whether to monetize a video, and may disable monetization for users who repeatedly submit ineligible videos.

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