Criteria for YouTube partnership

Your YouTube channel may be eligible for the YouTube Partner Program if it meets the following criteria:

If you meet these criteria, learn how to become a partner here.

Please note: you may not be able to monetize videos which use any of the following without the explicit permission of the person who created or produced all material:

  • Music (including cover songs, lyrics, and background music)
  • Graphics and pictures (including photographs and artwork)
  • Movie or TV visuals
  • Video game or software visuals. Click here for details.
  • Live performances (including concerts, sporting events, and shows)

*Users in some countries may still need to apply through an application form.