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Can Dark Escapes Publishing Collect My YouTube Roaylties?


Yes! We can do this through utilising YouTube’s Content ID System.

Dark Escapes Publishing offers YouTube monetisation on behalf of your compositions as part of our worldwide publishing administration services.

When you register with us, you are automatically opted-in to YouTube monetisation. Just note that Dark Escapes Publishing can help monetise your compositions, and Dark Escapes Music can help monetise your sound recordings (masters), as a distributor/label.

Once you add songs into your account with at least one ISRC, we then automatically deliver them to YouTube’s Content ID system. YouTube Content ID uses the metadata provided to scan uploaded videos for matching content. When a match is found (i.e when YouTube locates a video that matches the metadata we have provided), YouTube automatically claims the video for us.

If you do come across any videos (with 10,000 views or more) that are using your music and we have not already claimed, please submit them in the Manual Claims section of your Youtube Monitor. These claims are then reviewed and confirmed by the Dark Escapes team once they have met the monetisation eligibility requirements.