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Use YouTube Artist Center

If you're a music artist on YouTube, you can use the Artist Center to manage your channel icon and bio on YouTube properties, such as your channel and YouTube charts.

Content in Artist Center may also display on Google sites and services, such as Google+ and Google Play, and throughout the BandPage network.

Artist Center availability

Artist Center in Creator Studio is currently available to music artists who have transferred their photos and biography from BandPage to YouTube. We're working to make this feature available to all artists.

Manage your artist channel icon & biography

You can manage your channel icon, biography, and photo gallery using Artist Center.

Add a new profile channel icon

Your artist channel icon displays on your YouTube channel. Keep in mind that the channel icon you upload here may also display on Google sites and throughout the BandPage network.
  1. On a computer, sign in to YouTube.
  2. Go to your Creator Studio by clicking your account icon > Creator Studio
  3. In the left menu, click Artist Center.
  4. Next to your channel icon, click Change.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to select the new image.

If you want to update your YouTube channel banner, follow the instructions to update your channel art

Chrome users: If you select your imported BandPage profile photo for your channel icon, but don't see that reflected in Artist Center, you may need to clear your image cache. Learn how to clear your cache.

Add a new biography

Your artist biography displays on your YouTube channel on the “About” tab. Keep in mind that the biography you upload here may also display on Google sites and throughout the BandPage network. 
  1. On a computer, sign in to YouTube.
  2. Go to your Creator Studio by clicking your account icon > Creator Studio
  3. In the left menu, click Artist Center.
  4. Click anywhere in the Biography box.
  5. Add your artist biography.
  6. Click Save changes.

Manage your photo gallery

You can use your photo gallery to manage photos for your artist profile. Keep in mind that the photo gallery you have here may also display on Google sites and throughout the BandPage network.

  1. On a computer, sign in to YouTube.
  2. Go to your Creator Studio by clicking your account icon > Creator Studio
  3. In the left menu, click Artist Center > Profile.
  4. Edit your Photo Gallery:
    • To add a photo, select Add photos > Select a photo from your computer. Then, click OK
    • To remove a photo, hover over the photo you want to remove and click the X in the top left. When prompted, click Delete.
You may not see all your photos in the photo gallery because there is a storage cap for Google Photos. To add more photos, you can delete unwanted photos, reduce the file size of your photos, or upgrade to more storage.

 BandPage FAQ

What is BandPage & how does it work with the Artist Center?
BandPage is a service that more than 500,000 musicians use to display their content across many different music services via the BandPage network.  
In February 2016, BandPage joined YouTube via an acquisition by Google, YouTube’s parent company. BandPage users have the option to transfer their BandPage profile content to their channel on YouTube. The Artist Center is where BandPage users can access their transferred artist profile content, such as photos and biography.
What is the BandPage network?
As of December 2016, the BandPage network includes Shazam, Vevo, Napster, Gracenote, Deezer, Xbox Groove, iHeart, Live Nation, Kik, and StubHub.

Why doesn't my channel have an "About" tab with Artist Center content?

If you don’t see tabs on your channel, make sure to enable them in your channel settings.

 

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