In this article, we explain the definition of each YouTube product revenue included in the financial statements and the subscription type.
YouTube Official Content
YouTube Official Content is a name used for all revenue related to official videos whether it is from ad-supported, YouTube music, or Youtube Premium paid subscription.
YouTube UGC is a platform that corresponds to the revenue related to user-generated content using your music or videos.
Revenues from YouTube Shorts videos.
Youtube Paid Features
This platform represents the revenues from tips such as memberships, stickers, and superchats purchased by fans during a live stream.
Youtube Audio Tier
Revenue from streams generated on Smart Speakers (Type Google Home / Alexa)
Believe Rights Services
Revenues coming from rights clearance on our catalog (disputes, appeals, ownership conflicts, overlaps etc.)
When a track has a rights issue, until the issue is resolved, the revenue made from that track goes into escrow and YouTube retains that revenue. The revenue from that track will then be delivered to the winner of the issue.
Our dedicated Rights team goes through these issues on a daily basis and after spending a considerable amount of time coordinating with local teams and claimants, they resolve all these points and protect our producer's rights and revenues.
As these issues could take more than 1 month to resolve, you will be able to know which month it refers to by looking at the Sales Month
The financial reports as also the DataViz also includes a detailed view of the subscription type of the revenue. However, it does not apply to YouTube Shorts and YouTube Audio Tier.
YouTube ad-supported service.
YouTube subscription-based service.