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To be eligible for an Official Artist Channel, make sure you already have a YouTube channel that you own and operate and have at least 3 official music videos on YouTube delivered from a music distribution partner.


  • Organized content: The Official Artist Channel layout automatically organizes your discography into an album section and your Official Music Videos into a new playlist. For a consistent fan experience across YouTube, you can’t edit these playlists. However, you can place one section above your locked video and album sections to promote anything you like on your Official Artist Channel.
  • Discoverability in search: When your fans search for you on YouTube, they’ll be linked directly to your Official Artist Channel from your watch card on the right side of the screen.
  • Promotional content: Choose what you want to highlight in the dedicated promotional shelf and in the featured video slot.
  • Fan engagement: One verified and official channel where you can directly reach and engage with your fans on YouTube.

How can I apply to get a YouTube Artist Channel

The new layout is being rolled-out gradually. YouTube will let you know when your channel has been upgraded to an Official Artist Channel.

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