Get your music on Youtube Music

YouTube Music is YouTube's answer to music streaming - and it's an essential platform for upcoming artists and bands. Put your music in front of even more potential fans on YouTube Music with Ditto and keep every penny you earn in royalties.
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How to get your music on YouTube Music

1. Sign up for a free Ditto Music account.

2. Upload your music to YouTube Music on the Ditto Release Builder.

3. Submit your release's cover art, lyrics and drop date.

4. Include credits and collaborators to be paid directly by YouTube.

5. Get reports on your music's performance and keep all of your royalties.

How to upload your music on Youtube Music

Why put your songs on Youtube Music?

Along with Spotify & Apple Music, YouTube is one of the biggest online music streaming platforms, with over one billion active users tuning in to stream new music every single day.

YouTube Music is a hub for new music discovery, allowing fans to browse music videos and playlists, as well as giving them personalized recommendations for new music to listen to.

As a part of the video giant YouTube, artists who release to YouTube Music through Ditto will also have the option to set up their own Official YouTube Artist Channel.

Why use Ditto Music?

Release unlimited music to hundreds of stores.

Keep 100% of your royalties & rights.

Access pre-save, royalty splits and lyric uploads.

Get in-depth insights into streams, sales & listener data.

At Ditto Music, we support over a million artists worldwide. We’ve been powering independent music for over a decade, helping artists share their music with fans on the world’s biggest music platforms.

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How to get your music on Youtube Music

Youtube Music Distribution Explained

Can I get my songs on YouTube Music?

Yes - it's easy! When you sign up to distribute with Ditto you’ll be able to upload your music to YouTube music as well as hundreds of other major music streaming platforms quickly and hassle-free.  Your tracks will need to meet the specific requirements set out by YouTube music to get accepted on the platform. Make sure to read our music guidelines and cover art specs for more information on these.

How long does it take to upload tracks on YouTube Music?

When you submit a track through Ditto to upload to YouTube Music, it’ll usually take 14 days to go live on the platform.

Can I choose a release date on YouTube Music?

Yes! No matter which kind of Ditto subscription you have, you’ll be able to choose an exact release date for the tracks you submit with us.  Make sure the date you’ve chosen is at least 2 weeks from the day you upload it to our platform.

How much money will I earn from YouTube Music?

Short answer is that it varies. Like all music streaming platforms, YouTube’s royalty rate fluctuates based on the type of subscription plans listeners are streaming your music from, i.e full price or free account rates.

When do I get paid by YouTube Music?

There can be a delay of around two months after uploading your track to YouTube Music before receiving your royalties. We’ll pay 100% of the royalties you generate from streams on YouTube Music directly into your Ditto account as soon as we receive them.

What is YouTube Content ID?

YouTube Content ID helps artists and copyright owners receive royalties every time their music is used on YouTube and identify any copyright infringements. Content ID is available to all artists on Ditto Pro and Labels plans.

How can I get more streams on YouTube Music?

We always recommend signing up to YouTube for Artists to access a range of in-app marketing resources exclusively reserved for artists releasing their music on the platform. Don’t forget to keep up to date with our Unsigned Advice blog and subscribe to our mailing list for more advice on things like getting playlisted, growing your audience and making more money from your music.

How do I start posting songs on Spotify?

If you haven’t already, sign up to create a free Ditto Music account today and you’ll receive a free 30-day trial automatically. From there you can start uploading your tracks to YouTube Music, request an Official YouTube Artist Channel and keep absolutely everything you earn!

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