The YouTube partner program is a great way to monetize your own channel on YouTube, as it pays out a higher rate than audio fingerprinting (Content ID).
There is a great article on how to sign up here. The service is available for any users that have over 10,000 views on their videos. If you’re part of an MCN (Multi Channel Network) you’ll likely already be part of this service.
If accepted as a partner, please contact us and we can whitelist your channel. This means we’ll continue to monetize your sound recordings used in UGC (User Generated Content) videos on YouTube and will continue sending your content to YouTube Red.