YouTube FAQs


With over 400 hours of video uploaded each minute and 25+ billion views each month, YouTube’s massive popularity accurately represents the universal nature of their service. Many videos on YouTube containing music were made from scratch and uploaded by music fans.

Someone is using your material on their video. How can we help?

YouTube has a huge management system running their content. They check and ‘establish’ your content within YouTube’s powerful digital fingerprinting back-end. This includes sound recordings and videos which you have created.

So when a copy of your content is recognised, we can put a policy in place to benefit you: either to block access to that content, track the video activity, or monetize the video with ads.

Is this system information available to everyone?

No, YouTube’s content ID system is not available to the general public only to certified YouTube partners. Like us.

How can this help?

We will be able to generate income on your behalf. We work with YouTube and manage your videos through this Content ID system, see who is using your original content, and find ways for you to profit from it.

We also ensure users aren’t uploading your content and self-monetizing it, which can happen if you’re not properly represented in YouTube’s Content ID system.

Monetise YouTube FAQs

How do you monetise YouTube videos?

Just like TV, advertisers pay YouTube to serve ads on videos. Unlike TV, YouTube shares a portion of those monies with the content creator – you. You’re getting rewarded (paid) for producing quality content.

What are the types of ads and what is the return?

That depends on what types of ads the advertiser has chosen buy. Following is a chart that shows you the different ad types YouTube sells on videos.

What If I don’t want ads on my videos?

If you decide that you don’t want any ads served on your videos, then your videos won’t monetize and you won’t make any money.

How do I maximize the money from my videos?

You can opt into all ad formats for all of your videos on your YouTube channel. You can try it yourself by going here, or you can work with a Multi-Channel Network like DRM who can do it for you.

I’m using someone else’s original content in a video I uploaded. What monetisation opportunities exist for me?

If you’ve borrowed music or video content you don’t own and you didn’t get permission to use it, you can potentially still earn revenue as well as the original owner. If you’ve used content you don’t own and you did get permission from the person that owns the original content, then we can help you monetize the video more effectively and find better revenue opportunities for you.

YouTube Ad Types



What is a Multi-Channel Network (MCN)?

It’s the equivalent of a TV Network, book publisher or record company in the YouTube world. MCN’s sign content and distribute to their networks, where in exchange for a share of the money generated from your videos in your channel. They provide a whole raft of services that support your growth on your YouTube channel.

This includes;

  • Channel Optimisation and Management
  • Audience Growth and Development
  • Content ID to match/monetize any user-generated videos that may include your content
  • Partner Support
  • Cross-Promotional Opportunities

An MCN is your account manager for your original content. It monitors monetisation opportunities, provides support with issues you’re facing on your channel and has the detailed knowledge unavailable in YouTube’s help section.



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