YouTube Partner Program Contract Terms for all Monetizing Creators. Starting today, we’re rolling out new contract terms for all creators in the YouTube Partner Program. We recently announced a number of changes that give creators more ways to join YPP and earn money.
To make these changes possible, we’ve updated our YouTube Partner Program terms and all partners need to accept these new terms to remain in the Program. We’ll walk through what these new terms are, and what actions you need to take when.
First, what are the new YouTube Partner Program terms? We’re introducing a new modular structure that allows for more flexibility to create and earn across different formats. All YPP creators will need to accept the Base Terms which are the foundational YouTube Partner Program terms that include things like how we pay you. These specific terms are required for any creator who wants to be in the YouTube Partner Program. To start earning, creators will also need to accept the terms for specific monetization modules.
The Watch Page Monetization Module lets you earn money from ads served on your long-form videos and YouTube Premium; the Shorts Monetization Module lets you earn money from ads that play between Shortsin the Shorts Feed and YouTube Premium; and the Commerce Product Addendum which is for Fan Funding features like channel memberships and Supers.
Note that if you’ve accepted these specific terms in the past you won’t need to re-accept them. Creators can decide to accept all or some of these modules but we encourage you to accept all of them to reach your full earning potential. Note that even if you’re an existing YPP creator earning money through ads on your long-form videos you’ll still need to accept the Watch Page Module to keep earning this way.
Next, what actions do creators need to take? All monetizing creators will have six months to review and accept these new terms. If you don’t accept at least the Base Terms by July 10, 2023your channel will be removed from the YouTube Partner Program and you’ll need to requalify and reapply to join again.
We also encourage creators to accept these new terms sooner rather than later so you can start earning from your Shorts as soon as possible. When Shorts ads revenue sharing starts on February 1it will replace the Shorts Fund.
To be eligible, creators will need to accept the Base Terms and Shorts Monetization Module by February 1. If you accept after February 1, Shorts ads revenue sharing will begin on the date you accept.
These terms will become available for creators in the YouTube Partner Program over the coming days, and we’ll notify you when you can review and accept them in YouTube Studio. Remember some important dates. you accept the Base Terms and Shorts Monetization Module right away you’ll be eligible to earn ads revenue sharing on your Shorts beginning February 1. if terms aren’t accepted before July 10, your channel will be removed from YPP.
For more details on all of these changes, check out the links in the description. Thanks for watching.