We Are The Hits (WATH) has deals with many publishers to monetize your videos on your behalf and allow you to earn
the cover song videos you create! To participate, you simply need to create an account with WATH. Then upload your
cover song video to your WATH account. We will use that video to create a YouTube Content ID Fingerprint.
Once that is processed, you will receive an email letting you know it is finished. You may then upload the video
to your own
channel through your YouTube account.
The fingerprint will
be used by the YouTube system to find your video (as well as any others out there from people who try to steal
your content), and
place a "claim" on that video. This claim enables monetization, allowing you to earn revenue from views on your
cover song video.
WATH collects this revenue, and pays out the publishers of the songs you covered a percentage of that revenue. We
then payout a portion
of the revenue to you, the artist. This portion is typically 40% of the gross earnings.
YouTube is constantly making changes to how their system works, and how they prioritize their claiming system.
They have made a
change recently that prioritizes certain partners assets over others. Unfortunately, this means that WATH claims
now can take
several weeks to find and monetize your video. We are working to resolve this with YouTube. Please be patient when
a claim from WATH to show up on your video. Thank you.
While WATH has deals with publishers that allow us to enable monetization on your behalf, we do not have the
prevent a publisher from placing a claim directly on your video as well. This is nothing to be concerned about, it
allows the publishers to track and earn on videos using their copy written content, and pay their writers. Using
cannot prevent them from earning directly from your video, but does allow you to participate in those earnings.
We get a monthly report from YouTube that gives the exact figures, which we use to update our system. We can't do this in real time. If you are a member of one of our MCN (multi-channel network) partners, you'll get reports and payment from them. We appreciate your patience!
If you already have a video on your channel, upload the original video into your WATH account. This will create a YouTube Content ID Fingerprint, which will scan all YouTube videos and create a claim on your existing video. This will enable monetization on your existing video. Monetization only works going forward. You will not be able to earn any money for previous views.
If you uploaded it to our system properly, we are tracking and monetizing it. The reason you don't see anything is because all that data is not in real time. We base those figures from the monthly YouTube report.
If you sent us links to claim instead of uploading to our site, you won't see the videos listed in your account for the same reason, however the process takes longer since we have to manually match the video to your account and the composition.
We love our international artists and want to make sure when we wire you your money it goes to the proper place. Your IBAN (International Bank Account Number) goes in the "Wire/Routing" field.
We are only able to claim older videos that have 1000+ views. When we claim videos already on your channel, we not only have to wait for the monthly report from YouTube and ingest that data, we also have to match the video to the song and your account. It is a manual process and we try to get this done in a timely manner. The biggest thing to remember is that if WATH has claimed it, it will be monetized properly and you'll see the video in your dashboard in due course.
WATH is for "original cover videos". This means the music and video must be original. You may not create a video using an existing master recording as a backing track and a video of lyrics overlayed. You must create original versions of a song.