How do artists make money on YouTube? For starters, putting music on YouTube for free with a digital music distributor.
YouTube is still the number one place to discover music on the web, even though TikTok is rumored to be catching up. If you’re wondering how to make money with music on YouTube, RouteNote offers several ways to get your music in front of as many ears and eyes as possible, for free.
Let’s dive in.
How To Make Money With YouTube Videos That Showcase Your Music
When you upload your music to RouteNote, we make it easy for you to track your music across YouTube, for free. Whenever your song is used in a video on YouTube, Content ID will find it and redirect the revenue to you, the copyright holder, protecting your music rights.
With our free distribution, you keep 85% of the revenue, with unlimited downloads to all of our partners from Spotify to Apple Music and other streaming services around the world at no additional cost.
Add your own music to YouTube Music
YouTube Music is YouTube’s own music streaming service. When you upload your songs for free to RouteNote, you can get your music from YouTube Music simply by selecting it from the list of partners. With each stream, you will earn royalties.
At RouteNote, we offer a Premium level that allows you to keep 100% of the income for a small initial and annual cost. Whether you choose the free or premium downloads, you are never locked into a contract and can switch between them or leave for a different distributor at any time.
RouteNote covers 95% of the market – if you are with another distributor that is not a partner of a certain store, you can use RouteNote to upload your music only to that platform, thus closing the gap in your music coverage .
Don’t sleep with the YouTube Sync license
Micro-sync charges are sync charges created when music is set to moving pictures. Synchronization fees are a form of additional income outside of Content ID that RouteNote may collect on your behalf.
Content ID collects sound recording royalties while micro-sync royalties come from songwriting. RouteNote artists can apply here if your music is eligible for Content ID and you own the composing rights to your songs.
Join RouteNote’s YouTube network
We are an official YouTube partner and multi-channel network, helping you manage your YouTube channel. You keep 100% ownership of your content. Find out more here.
Get your music online today with RouteNote – free.