Channel Sections

An Official Artist Channel is not a new channel – it's a new layout that can be used on any channel that's owned and operated by an artist, their manager or their label. These are the sections of your Official Artist Channel:


Featured video

You can choose which video you want to show at the top of your Official Artist Channel – even if it's not a video that you uploaded. Choose different videos for new visitors and returning subscribers. 

Artist-curated content

This is the top section of the channel. It features a playlist which you can curate with any of your videos that are on YouTube.
Here's how to feature your playlist: 
  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. Follow the instructions to create a playlist of the content that you want to show.
  3. Go to your Official Artist Channel.
  4. In the top right-hand corner, select Customise Channel. If you don't see this, hover over the artist-curated section (the section directly below the featured video). Click Edit .
  5. Toggle off Auto Playlist.
  6. In the dialogue box that pops up, choose your playlist from the drop-down menu. 
  7. Click Done

Channel layout

If your channel is not in the customised channel layout, it will be migrated to this layout when upgraded to Official Artist Channels.

Official music

This is an auto-generated section that aggregates your music content from across all of your YouTube channels. These videos are organised by upload date, popularity and video type.


This is an auto-generated playlist that organises your albums in reverse chronological order by release date.

Customisable sections

Below the auto-generated 'Official music' and 'Albums' sections, you have the option of adding two shelves of playlists that you've curated.



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