YouTube Wants To Send You Money

YouTube has a pile of dosh up for grabs if you are a singer/songwriter, music publisher and have a copyright interest in material viewed on the Google service between August 2012 and December 2015.

From March 1 through May 31, YouTube is opening a claim process where eligible parties can add missing information that can trigger royalties from US views for the period 2012 through 2015. 

The amount of dosh sitting in escrow has not been stated publicly.

SOCAN has alerted its members that they have a narrow window to make a claim.

In the pot are two sets of rights, the performing right for the public use of the music created by the writer/composer, and the sync right.

Contact your SOCAN rep for details, read the press release here and link here to estimate the money you can obtain from YouTube based on the number of views and revenues per 1,000 impressions (RPMs).

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