Replace an Art Track with a premium music video

The features described in this article are available only to partners who use YouTube's Content Manager to manage their copyrighted content.

Every YouTube sound recording asset has an official video associated with it. If you don't provide a premium music video for a recording, YouTube shows an "art track."

To set the official video, YouTube looks for a music video where the ISRC on the embedded sound recording of the music video matches the corresponding art track ISRC. The official video is the YouTube video that you uploaded to a channel you own and claimed on behalf of the music video asset. If the music video asset claims more than one video, YouTube uses the most popular one (the one with the most views).

Note: To edit the official video for a sound recording, you must be the content owner with rights to the ISRC.

To associate a music video with a sound recording: 

  1. From the Assets page, find and open the asset for the sound recording.
  2. On the asset detail page, click OFFICIAL VIDEO in the tab bar.
  3. The lower portion of the page shows the video currently associated with this recording.
  4. Click the pencil icon in the upper right to edit the list.
  5. Find the music video asset you want to use as the official music video for this sound recording, and click the check box in its row.
  6. Click Save.
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