How do I get an Official Artist Channel on YouTube?

When you release to YouTube Music, YouTube will auto-generate something called an “Art Track” which is placed on an artist Topic Channel. These essentially serve as a placeholder for any Official Music videos on YouTube, and are automatically monetized by YouTube with ad placement.
There’s actually a great and simple way to claim the art tracks sent to YouTube when you release with LANDR. You will need to create a regular artist profile with YouTube. From there YouTube will be able to merge your art tracks with your existing account. It is important to note that your YouTube Artist Channel name must match your artist name.
To set up an official artist page on Youtube, you will need to send LANDR Support your YouTube Channel ID.
You can find your channel IDs in your advanced account settings on a computer or mobile browser by following these steps:
  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. In the top right, click your profile picture > Settings
  3. From the left menu, select Advanced settings.
  4. You’ll see your channel’s user and channel IDs.
To be eligible for an Official Artist Channel, a channel has to meet the following requirements:
  • The YouTube channel must represent only one artist or band
  • The YouTube channel name must be the artist or band nam
  • The YouTube channel must have at least 1 public video related to one of your LANDR releases
  • The artist must have at least 1 official release on YouTube distributed by a music distributor or label (best practice is to have 3 live releases)
  • Must have no policy violations on the channel
Note that YouTube does not give a specific time frame on when they will process the request, and it can take several weeks to months.


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