Find the answers to frequently asked questions about YouTube monetisation.
Content ID allows copyright owners to identify YouTube videos that include content that belongs to them. As a YouTube creator, it is important that you understand the permitted usage of music in your videos as this may affect the status of your uploaded content.
In short, this is how you can earn money from advertising based on the number of views your video gets.
YouTube has integrated this system into your YouTube account. To access this, simply open your YouTube channel homescreen and select ‘Video Manager’ from the menu. You should then see a submenu with the label ‘Monetization’.
Monetisation requires you to agree to YouTube's terms and conditions for advertising. Once you have agreed to these terms, you can allow ads to run alongside your videos and YouTube will share a portion of the ad revenue generated with you.
AdSense (or Google AdSense) is an advertising service managed by Google. It is designed for website publishers who want to display targeted text, video or image advertisements on website pages and earn money when site visitors view or click the ads. The video element is integrated into YouTube, which is why you may have heard about it in relation to monetisation. Learn more about it here.
Our Creator licence will cover most personal and non-commercial use. However, if you intend to monetise or make advertising revenue from your videos, you need to purchase a Creator + or Professional licence.
A Creator licence will not remove ads from your videos. If you want to block third party ads or monetise your YouTube videos then you will need to purchase a Creator + or Professional licence.
YouTube’s Content ID system automatically detects copyrighted material and serves a notice when it finds it. If you have the correct licence, you can use our YouTube monetisation code to clear this claim. Once you have entered your code, it can take up to 48 hours for your claim to clear.
For offline purchases please contact email@example.com to clear your videos.
For more info on YouTube Content ID see our useful links section.
If you have purchased a Creator (previously Home & Student) and you do not intend to monetise your videos then no further action is required.
Our YouTube monetisation code is required to clear YouTube copyright claims that occur when you use Audio Network music in your videos but we have developed this code to speed up the process for you.
Follow these instructions to clear your video using the monetisation code:
The code is a four word code and can be found in the following places:
Codes related to previous purchases can be found under Account > Orders
We have compiled a list of links to some trusted resources that you may find helpful: