Can I Monetize a Live Event?

Yes, you can!

We've outlined best practices, below, surrounding live stream content on YouTube, and expect that you will make a best faith effort to comply with these guidelines.

  • You are responsible for securing and ensuring that you have all necessary rights (e.g. public performance, music licensing rights, and other publicity rights) to legally broadcast your live stream on YouTube. That means do not use any content that is not yours, not even for 10 seconds during your live-stream
  • The audio in a live stream happening in a masthead needs to be user-initiated
  • Content in live stream must adhere to YouTube's Community Guidelines
  • You must make a good faith effort to monitor the live stream under Community Guidelines, including, among other things:
    • Refrain from content that involves sexually explicit or strongly sexually suggestive material;
    • Refrain from shots of nudity;
    • Refrain from content that involves hate or abusive speech;
    • Refrain from content that involves excessive vulgar and explicit language;
    • Refrain from shots of violent or criminal acts;
    • Refrain from shots of drug use;
    • Refrain from displaying personal information;

If any of the above categories describe or may be common occurrences at your event, it may be subject to policy review before it is approved for live streaming.


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