YouTube Services Directory (fka Creator Services Directory) is a simple and easy-to-navigate tool to help YouTube creators, artists, media companies and other content creators find service providers that will help them grow their businesses. We periodically review our directory to ensure that we understand the services being offered and have appropriate knowledge and contact with the companies listed.
Multi-Channel Networks (“MCNs”) and Channel Management Service Providers offer services that may include audience development, content programming, creator collaborations, digital rights management, and/or media sales. These companies support YouTube creators, media companies and other digital IP owners.
Some MCNs and Channel Management Service Providers will require clients to link their channel(s) in order to provide support and services. Other MCNs and Channel Management Service Providers are able to support independent channels. All of the partners listed here have a direct relationship with YouTube and are in touch with us on a regular basis. You can learn more about joining an MCN here.
Copyright owners can use a system called Content ID to easily identify and manage their content on YouTube. Content ID providers utilize access to Content ID and administer claims on your behalf. There are two types of Content ID providers:
Multi-Channel Networks (“MCNs”): MCNs usually require linking your channel to their Content Owner, and in return they provide a suite of services
A la carte Service Providers: These are companies that would work with IP owners and may not require companies to join a network
Music partners listed in this directory can assist with all nature of music services, on both the record labels and the music publishing & songwriter world, from track delivery for YouTube Music to revenue and royalty payouts to music publishing support. Artists and labels alike can search out music companies which are the best fit for their size and needs across the globe.
Talent Agencies and Talent Management companies generally represent creators across multiple areas of their businesses, strategizing with these clients on overall brand building and revenue diversification, while sourcing and negotiating new opportunities for them.
Live streaming providers understand the platform's feature set and limitations. As a part of the streaming services they offer, the providers listed support services that include creating and scheduling events, encoding your broadcast to your YouTube channel within YouTube's recommended streaming guidelines, and managing the stream within the Channel if necessary. They will also be able to produce an archive of your full broadcast locally, provide redundancies, and consult on streaming best practices if necessary.