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How do I make money from YouTube?

There are two ways you can earn ad revenue from YouTube.

1. Monetizing your songs: With CD Baby’s YouTube Monetization Program, we’ll make sure YouTube identifies ANY video that uses your music — and we’ll make sure you get paid a share of the ad revenue.

You’ll earn money from an ad on your video if someone:

  • clicks the text or banner ad
  • watches the entire commercial, or at least 30 seconds of the commercial (if it’s longer than 30 seconds).

2. Monetizing your YouTube channel: When you monetize your channel, you are able to make money off the videos you upload directly to your channel (whether or not they have your music). This does NOT monetize your songs across YouTube, meaning that when you monetize your channel, you are NOT making money from videos uploaded by your fans or other YouTube users.

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