Content Delivery Updates

Use this article to stay up to date with all the latest Content Delivery updates.

Music Publishers

March 9, 2018
  • Auto-split for large CSV files: CSV files that are larger than the traditional 3000 row limit are automatically split into smaller files and packages for processing, reducing the need for manual split of the file into smaller pieces.
February 13, 2018
  • Patch or replace ownership: Historically, ownership delivered would always replace ownership that previously existed in CMS.  The new "apply_ownership_incrementally" column allows users to indicate whether the delivered ownership territories should be added to the existing territories on the asset or completely replace existing territories on the asset.
January 19, 2018
  • "related_asset_id" expansion: The "related_asset_id" field now accepts Art Track and Music Video asset IDs so that music publishers can link their Composition Shares to these assets when a Sound Recording asset is not present.
November 28, 2017
  • Unlink Music Assets CSV Template: We've launched a new CSV template to allow music publishers to unlink their Composition Shares from Sound Recording assets.  You can access this new template on the Content Delivery Templates page.

April 3, 2017

  • CSV Status Reports for Composition CSV Template: We will now be returning CSV status reports for packages that use the Composition CSV template, rather than XML status reports.  More on status reports here.

Music Labels

June 19, 2019
  • DDEX Status Reports for Music Video DDEX Packages: Status reports for DDEX packages for Music Videos will now be delivered in DDEX format.
  • Validation for Music Video DDEX Packages: We will be validating DDEX deliveries against an XSD, meaning validation will be more strict.  As such, feeds that were valid before may be invalid once these changes go live.  You can validate your DDEX against our XSD by logging into CMS and navigating to Content Delivery > Uploader.  Select our DDEX file and validation will automatically begin.   You can read more about validating metadata in the Uploader here.
June 13, 2019
  • Single album per Art Track CSV file: We are now only accepting one album per Art Track CSV file.  Multiple albums submitted in a single Art Track CSV file will now return errors.  Please separate your file into multiple Art Track CSV files, one album per file.
June 4, 2018
  • DDEX Status Reports for Sound Recording and Art Track DDEX Packages: Status reports for DDEX packages for Sound Recordings and Art Tracks will now be delivered in DDEX format.
  • Validation for Sound Recording and Art Track DDEX Packages: We will be validating DDEX deliveries against an XSD, meaning validation will be more strict.  As such, feeds that were valid before may be invalid once these changes go live.  You can validate your DDEX against our XSD by logging into CMS and navigating to Content Delivery > Uploader.  Select our DDEX file and validation will automatically begin.  You can read more about validating metadata in the Uploader here.

February 22, 2018

  • CSV Status Reports for Music Video Upload & Music Video Update CSV Templates: We will now be returning CSV status reports for packages that use either the Music Video Upload or Music Video Update CSV template, rather than XML status reports.  More on status reports here.
November 28, 2017
  • Unlink Music Assets CSV Template: We've launched a new CSV template to allow music labels to unlink their Sound Recording assets from Music Video assets.  You can access this new template on the Content Delivery Templates page.

July 4, 2017

  • CSV Status Reports for Sound Recording & Music Video (reference-only) CSV Templates: We will now be returning CSV status reports for packages that use either the Sound Recording or Music Video (reference-only) CSV template, rather than XML status reports.  More on status reports here.

Movie

February 4, 2019

  • CSV Status Reports for Movie (Rent or Purchase) CSV Template: We will now be returning CSV status reports for packages that use the Movie (Rent or Purchase) CSV template, rather than XML status reports.  More on status reports here.

January 15, 2019

  • Deprecation of Movie (Monetize with Ads) CSV Template: With the deprecation of the My Movies tool, this template will also be deprecated.

TV

January 15, 2019

  • Deprecation of TV Episode (Monetize with Ads) CSV Template: With the deprecation of the My Shows tool, this template will also be deprecated.

October 16, 2018

  • CSV Status Reports for TV Episode (Monetize with Ads) CSV Template: We will now be returning CSV status reports for packages that use the TV Episode (Monetize with Ads) CSV template, rather than XML status reports.  More on status reports here.

August 22, 2018

  • CSV Status Reports for TV Episode (rent or purchase) CSV Template: We will now be returning CSV status reports for packages that use the TV Episode (rent or purchase) CSV template, rather than XML status reports.  More on status reports here.

January 8, 2018

  • CSV Status Reports for TV Episode (reference-only) CSV Template: We will now be returning CSV status reports for packages that use the TV Episode (reference-only) CSV template, rather than XML status reports.  More on status reports here.

November 8, 2017

  • CSV Status Reports for Show & Seasons CSV Templates: We will now be returning CSV status reports for packages that use either the Shows or Seasons CSV template, rather than XML status reports.  More on status reports here.

Web

February 22, 2018

  • CSV Status Reports for Web Upload, Web Update, & Web (reference only) CSV Templates: We will now be returning CSV status reports for packages that use either the Web Upload, Web Update, or Web (reference-only) CSV template, rather than XML status reports.  More on status reports here.

Dropboxes

May 29, July 17, and August 13, 2017
  • SFTP Backend Improvements: We will be making improvements to our SFTP system, which will include a migration to a new SFTP backend system.  During this time, you may experience some downtime of your YouTube SFTP for about an hour.  If you happen to be uploading a file to your SFTP at the start of our maintenance period, you will be able to finish uploading the file in progress before being logged out.  (You will not be able to finish uploading the entire package, just the individual file that is in the middle of being uploaded.)  Once our work is complete, we will re-enable your SFTP.  At this time, you can log back in and upload as normal.  After this maintenance window, you will no longer be able to rename directories in your SFTP.  You will only be able to rename files.  In addition, you will lose existing failed packages that exist in your SFTP.

     

Other Updates

November 15, 2018
  • Playlist Management CSV Template: We launched a new CSV template for the management of playlists.  Users can now add and delete videos from a playlist in bulk.  You can access this new template on the Content Delivery Templates page.

July 16, 2018

  • CSV Status Reports for Asset Update CSV Template: We will now be returning CSV status reports for packages that use the Asset Update CSV template, rather than XML status reports.  More on status reports here.

February 14, 2018

  • Reference Management CSV Template: We launched a new CSV template for the management of references.  Users can now activate, deactivate, and delete references in bulk.  You can access this new template on the Content Delivery Templates page.

December 17, 2017

  • Content Delivery in Google Sheets: You can now deliver your metadata from Google Sheets directly to YouTube using the YouTube Content Delivery Google Sheets Add-On.  You can validate your metadata within Google Sheets, see errors via highlighted cells and/or a new errors Sheet in the Spreadsheet, and send the file to a new package in CMS.

August 3, 2017

  • Minimum Reference File Length: We have changed the minimum length allowed for reference creation to 20 seconds.  We have not deactivated any existing references that are less than 20 seconds.  This new limit will apply to new references created either via CMS workflows or Content Delivery. 

September 28, 2016

  • CSV Status Reports for Localization CSV Template: We will now be returning CSV status reports for packages that use the Localization CSV template, rather than XML status reports.  More on status reports here.
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