Symphonic works with YouTube with the following focuses:
YouTube Channel Management - 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.
YouTube Content ID - 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. This is done when we upload your material to the CMS that YouTube provides us to. In order for this to happen you'd have to sign up as a distribution client.
YouTube Composition - We will collect publishing revenues from your assets. Available as an opt in and providing additional revenue collection.
- Symphonic registers the composition directly with YouTube.
- The composition is matched to any sound recordings previously identified on YouTube containing that composition. This process happens after a sound recording ID request has been made by an entity like the service Symphonic uses to collect sound recording revenue.
- Symphonic collects the composition royalties from YouTube.
- Symphonic puts the money directly in a client’s Symphonic account via the monthly royalty reporting and payment process.
YouTube Optimization - We will analyze your overall brand, content, and KPI’s based on your YouTube channel, and social media presence to develop a custom strategy that fits your needs and increases the visibility of your videos.
Distribution to YouTube Music: This is YouTube's music subscription platform and by signing up to us as a distribution client, your material would be uploaded here for an additional revenue stream as if it were a streaming provider. Additionally, Google Play is now going to be merged and operated under this brand.
How much can I expect to earn from YouTube?
If you have a lot of views and a lot of videos, you can potentially make a decent amount of revenue by doing this, such as long as your YouTube profile has a lot of views and is getting a lot of subscribers. Our job will be to get all of the videos out there in your control, and your job will be to make your YouTube as successful as possible to increase your revenue potential.
YouTube ads are similar to Google ads. It’s essentially an ad-placement auction. The amount you earn for each clicked ad, while small, will vary according to a number of factors, so it’s difficult to make predictions. The bottom line is this: the more people who watch videos that use your music, the higher the probability of clicked ads. The more ads clicked, the more you earn.