The YouTube Partner Program is a great way for you to monetize your own channel on YouTube, and it pays out a higher rate than standard audio fingerprinting (Content ID).
The YouTube Partner Program is available for any users to apply to provided that the channel has 4,000+ public watch hours and at least 1,000 subscribers. You can read more about eligibility for the program and application information here.
If you’re accepted as a YouTube Partner, please contact us as we’ll need to whitelist your channel to prevent our claims from being placed on your videos. We’ll continue to monetize your sound recordings used in UGC (User Generated Content) videos everywhere else on YouTube and will continue sending your recordings to YouTube Music.