The “Paperwork” Behind YouTube Monetization

In case you ever wondered what Google asks for in the event of unclear licensing and rights in a video, I got my first “elevated” claim request today. The first level of inquiry is a basic text form in YouTube itself, where you can input additional information for reviewers to assess. It’s pretty bland, and looks like:

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If they decide to press further, you’re emailed a link to a Google page with a form that asks for more detailed information, and includes file upload options if you have documented evidence of usage rights:

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The upload option is really only helpful if you have email screenshots, but some production companies like Music Junkies include a PDF license with each purchase.

That’s all for this post, I’m actually using my blog as a blog and I just wanted to share this bit of “behind the scenes” stuff that goes into YouTube.

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