Warning you guys, if you post your music on youtube do NOT use a static image in the background. You must start uploading unique visual content as well due to the new guidelines. I have been posting my original music there for 8 years and today they removed the channel from the partner program completely because they don't feel that the content is original and claim it is "reused" https://www.youtube.com/user/thesecession I believe that youtube doesn't want to monetize music at all unless there is an engaging visual component. Advertisers are likely not happy to have visual ads on videos that users are just listening to and not even looking at. Or putting on to play in the background.