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Sooooooo, it turns out that something is terribly broken in my YouTube Account.

It’s a long story, but let me try to bullet point it for you.

  • In 2011 I was offered YouTube Partnership (YAY).
  • In 2014 I linked my AdSense Account.
  • Something broke along the way in 2014 and my videos are not being monetized.
  • I didn’t even notice until I got active on YouTube again recently.
  • The reason I didn’t notice is because all of my music is managed and monetized by my distributor The Orchard/Sony Music.
  • I’m supposed to get revenues for my non-music content.
  • Seems that ads are not playing on any of my videos anymore.
  • I have had an exchange of over 40 emails over the past 3 months with YouTube and it’s making me want to pull my hair out braid by braid.
  • I can’t get anywhere with them.
  • They keep telling me ‘a technician is looking into it’.
  • YouTube Partner Support is USELESS.

So, here I am trying to sort things out but I am at a crossroads.

I could start a new YouTube Channel for my vlogs and leave my music on my existing channel which I have had for 11 years. I am obviously hesitant to do that because now you have to get 10,000 video views on a new channel to become a partner. Plus, my current channel has over 500K views, 3k Subscribers and I have over 130 videos posted to my channel. I am not able to re-upload the old content to a new channel due to bandwidth constraints here in Uganda [internet is very expensive].

Some of you are probably wondering why I even care about monetization. Well I do because it’s part of my income and I need that income live, to make more music for you, to make videos, to spend my time creating content which you will [hopefully] enjoy.

What does this mean?

It means that I might need to take a few more weeks to try to sort this mess out with my existing account. If I can’t do it, then I will start a new channel and invite you to subscribe over there.

It’s a YUGE pain in the ass. I know. Trust me. It’s frustrating the crap out of me.

If any of you out there is an AdSense or YouTube expert and you would be kind enough to help me out, please reply to this email.

I hope to have a good update for you soon. In the meantime, I will continue to edit. I’ve got some great vlogs coming up for you.

Love,

Nat
xo

PS a big thank you and shout out to Rafal for working with me the other day to help identity the AdSense issue. #yourock

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