Audiam gets artists paid when their music is used on YouTube.
Advertising. Advertisers pay YouTube for ads on videos. YouTube takes a percentage of this ad money and pays out the rest. When YouTube gets paid, so do you.
Yes. And you get 100% of the money generated from your own videos on YouTube. We do need you to tell us your YouTube Channel Name so we know it's yours. See this section of the FAQ.
No. Not a single penny. You get 100% of the revenue generated from your own videos on YouTube.
Just upload Audiam a copy of the recording of the song in your own video, or link your account to ours, and you get 100% of the revenue.
For the first time, every artist can earn money and get 100% of their royalties from views of their own videos on YouTube videos, even when those videos are embedded on other Web pages.
Be sure to tell us your YouTube Channel Name so we know what's yours. See this section of the FAQ.
It’s easier and faster to sign up with Audiam to make money on YouTube than via any other entity in the world. You’ll make more money on views of your own videos and can even make money from other people's videos as well.
The Benefits Of Audiam:
The service is free for everyone.
You get 100% of the money from views on your own videos. In addition, Audiam gets you money from other people who use your music in their YouTube videos (you can’t do this on your own).
Audiam only charges a 25% administrative fee if it gets you additional money from other people using your music on YouTube.
Audiam is free to use.
To get going:
And you’re done. Once we get the information, we go to work using our own and YouTube's technology to find all the videos in YouTube that have your music in it, including your own.
When we find these videos, we authorize YouTube to put text ads and/or commercials in or on the videos. When those ads generate advertising revenue, the advertiser pays YouTube and we get you your share.
A video generates revenue if the text or banner is clicked on or if the whole commercial, or a minimum of 30 seconds of the commercial, is watched.
We need the exclusive right because YouTube requires us to have the exclusive right.
Yes. Audiam does not own your copyrights, you do. We work for you.
"ISRC" stands for "International Standard Recording Code." You pay an organization, and they give you a unique number that you can choose to associate with one of your songs. You don't need one, but if you have one for your song you can use it at Audiam.
NOTE: YouTube doesn't track the use of recordings of song by ISRC codes.
EXCEPTION: If you are a Publisher ("Composition"-only) customer, you must provide a URL to any YouTube video that features a recording of your composition(s). Additionally (but optionally), you can supply an ISRC or Song Code for any one released recording which features that composition.
Audiam only represents you, and we'll get you your share of the money. Co-owners of the Composition either need to find a way get their share of the money themselves or join Audiam and have us get it for them.
No, it does not conflict at all. Actually, quite the opposite.
A deal with Audiam unlocks more of your Performing Rights Organization YouTube money. Here's why:
YouTube needs TWO rights to your music:
Without these two rights grants, your composition cannot make money on YouTube. (With very rare exception, YouTube will not do a deal directly with you for these two rights.) Audiam needs the Performing Rights Organization and the Performing Rights Organization needs Audiam: each has a different piece of the puzzle.
Only once YouTube has both the right for Public Performance from your PRO and the right for synchronization from Audiam can you begin to make money from vews of other peoples' YouTube videos containing covers of your songs or recordings of your music. Then:
Best of all, now you have statements from both that can be used to audit to make sure each is paying you what you are supposed to get.
Yes. There are no conflicts or problems.
No. You only need to upload a copy of a master if you control the rights to the master (the sound recording). If you control the composition only, you don't need to upload a song.
When we get a copy of your recording, it's digitally "fingerprinted" by both Audiam and YouTube so we can scan through billions of videos in YouTube to find the ones that are using it.
We won't give away, share, sell or use your recording in any other way without your permission.
You can upload any .mp3, .mp4 or .wav file. Upload files with a high bit rate, but it's not critical to have perfect fidelity. No embedded tags, please.
YouTube requires any audio to be 33 seconds or longer.
Yes. If you have a SoundCloud account, Audiam's "Add Song" process now lets you transfer your song and its title directly from SoundCloud. Simply log into your SoundCloud account when prompted.
For more about SoundCloud, visit soundcloud.com.
First, sound recordings get digitally "fingerprinted." Next, all the billions of videos in YouTube (past, present and future) begin to get scanned on an ongoing basis to see if there is a match between the digital "fingerprint" of your recording and the music in the video. When a match is found, we tell YouTube to allow advertising to be sold on that video.
If you control just the music and lyrics (the "Composition"), we take your information and our technology (and YouTube's) searches by the name of the song, the song writer and other information you supply us (see below) to find covers in videos all across YouTube. When a match is found, we tell YouTube to allow advertising to be sold on that video.
NOTE: When YouTube gets paid for the ad, so do you.
About 12-48 hours after you upload your song to Audiam, a digital "fingerprint" is made and then the search begins to find videos on YouTube with your music in them. It can take anywhere from four days to four weeks to scan the billions of videos on YouTube to find the first results.
If you gave us just the information about your lyrics and melody (the "Composition"), we get to work even faster. Still, it can take days or weeks for results to come in.
If you already know about or have found videos on YouTube that have your music in them, email the YouTube URL(s) and the name of your song the video uses (must be music you've given to Audiam) to: YouTubeVideo@audiam.com. We’ll target the specific videos and get YouTube to allow ads to be sold on them as soon as possible.
When the video is found, we can still cause an ad to appear and get you your proportional share of the money.
No matter where the YouTube video appears on the Web, Audiam will make sure you get paid when YouTube gets paid.
No. If there is a text or banner ad on the YouTube video with your music in it and the watcher clicks on the text or banner, you make money. If there is a commercial before or after the video and the watcher watches up to 30 seconds or the entire commercial, you make money.
The bottom line is, you get paid when YouTube gets paid.
Videos that have your music in them can only get these links if:
We deliver this information to YouTube along with which videos have your music in them. YouTube, through its own relationships with these stores, gets information from iTunes, Google Play and AmazonMP3 that allows it to create a link to buy your music in their stores. This link appears on YouTube below the videos.
NOTE: it can take as long as four weeks for these links to appear. In addition, they do not appear 100% of the time. The best way to make sure the buy links appear is to already have your music live in the stores and enter the ISRC or Song Identifier when you deliver your music to Audiam.
Yes. We'll provide you this information as close to real time as we can. YouTube sends us the data and we give it to you.
No, but if they don't like having ads on the video, the only thing they can do is take the video down.
That depends on a few factors, including the type of ad (such as a text ad or a commercial), how popular the video is and what company sold the ad (such as Google's ad sales division or YouTube's ad sales division). You'll be able to log into your own YouTube account and see the information and know exactly how much you are making off of each view.
YouTube has written up a lot of information about their different types of ads. You can read more about them here.
Any video you put up yourself (into your own "Channel," as YouTube calls it) that uses your own music will get you 100% of your earnings. Audiam takes nothing. Zero. 0%. But we won't know it's yours unless you tell us. See this section of the FAQ.
Audiam has a 25% administration fee of whatever it collects from YouTube for videos using your music outside of your "channel"--that's everyone except you. The rest goes to you.
YouTube's computers--like all computers everywhere--are mindless. They will find and claim every video with your music in it, even videos you put up yourself with your own music in them.
If YouTube's system detects your music in any of your own videos, it will send you a notice that looks like this:
Just click "acknowledge" and that’s it. YouTube will now place ads on your video, including the higher paying video ads, and you get 100% of the money YouTube pays out. Audiam takes nothing.
Remember, we need to know the name of your YouTube channel! Please see the next section.
If you have a YouTube channel (if you ever uploaded a video into YouTube, you have one), you have the option to tell us its name on your Profile Page. Audiam never takes a cut of your earnings on your own videos using your own music on your own YouTube channel, so we need to know your YouTube channel name.
If you've never put up a video into YouTube, you can leave this field blank. If you have, here's some important information:
HOW TO FIND YOUR YouTube Channel name:
Example: COPY and PASTE the URL "http://www.youtube.com/user/PeterFine2222" or just "PeterFine2222"
Audiam will get you your money via check, PayPal, direct deposit or another money transfer method. Right now, as we are in Beta, we are paying out the money you earned within 45 days after the end of each calendar quarter, and in the U.S. and Canada, by Direct Deposit only. Our goal is to get this to as close to real-time reporting as possible.
Tell your fans to use your recordings in their videos or cover your songs, and you will get paid from views of their videos.
We recommend DistroKid for digital distribution of your recordings into stores like iTunes and AmazonMP3.
Yes, they would just inherit your Audiam account.