The following information is regarding TuneCore's Publishing Administration service
TuneCore provides two different YouTube services for the two different copyrights created when a song is written and recorded. As a result of the two copyrights, videos on YouTube are broken up into different components. We have a separate service for the sound recording – YTSR – but for the administration of the composition asset specifically, this is a service included within TuneCore Publishing Administration. You are not able to opt-out micro-sync/YouTube royalty administration for the Publishing Administration service.
Please note that in order to generate income on YouTube, a video must be monetized via paid advertisements. Not all videos are eligible for monetization and on YouTube there are parameters that must be met. A channel must have 1,000 subscribers and a minimum 4,000 hours of watch time in the past 12 months in order to start generating royalties. If those parameters are met, we can start monetizing the video and start collecting publishing royalties. Monetization of the composition copyright (asset) on YouTube generates both performance and mechanical royalties.
If you would like TuneCore to monetize your sound recordings on YouTube and collect that revenue for you, that is a different product that is not part of your Publishing Administration service. For more information about having TuneCore collect your sound recording revenue from YouTube, click here .
As an example, if you uploaded a cover of Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” to YouTube then you would be able to monetize the sound recording as the owner. However, Sony/ATV, Ed Sheeran’s publisher, will monetize the composition. If you were to upload your own original song to YouTube then you can monetize both the sound recording and the composition by signing-up for publishing administration.