Heads up BBTV Creators,
So as you may have heard YouTube has updated their terms of service, and by April 1st that means that all channels (even MCN-affiliated) are required to agree to the new terms or risk losing their ability to monetize.
So what does this mean for you? It means that if you haven’t already done so, head over to your YouTube Dashboard and accept the new terms now, (look for the big blue alert at the top). Once again, YouTube has made it mandatory that all channels agree by April 1st or your monetization may be disabled.
We previously discussed the new YPP terms in December, and ran down a few of your FAQs, but for any of you who are unsure exactly what this update means for you and your channel, check out below.
What is the YouTube Partner Program?
The YouTube Partner Program powers monetization on YouTube and allows you to access upcoming YPP benefits such as revenue sharing on eligible third-party content in your video, (e.g. cover songs). As a BBTV partner, we will communicate these benefits to you as they become available, and ensure you will be fully set up to use them.
In Signing This Agreement, Am I Still Part of BBTV?
Yes. Agreeing to the terms of the YouTube Partner Program in no way changes the way you operationally work with BBTV. You will continue to receive payment and support directly from us, while also benefiting from a more direct relationship to YouTube’s tools and services.
Is This Mandatory?
Yes. YouTube is making it mandatory for all creators to join the YPP by April 1st, 2016. If you do not join, you will not be able to monetize videos on your channel and earn revenue.
Will My Revenue Decrease?
No. Agreeing to the terms of the YPP does not include any additional revenue split with YouTube. In fact, due to the new revenue streams that YouTube plans to roll out through this program, you may see an increase in the revenue you earn from your channel over time.