Official Artist Channel (OAC)
OAC stands for Official Artist Channel.
YouTube has created this concept to link users’ accounts so they are under one channel.
For example – instead of having an official channel, a separate YouTube Music artist channel, and a Vevo channel appearing in a search, users will now only see the Official Artist Channel.
How do I get an OAC?
To be eligible for an Official Artist Channel, make sure that you meet the following requirements:
- You must own and operate a YouTube channel that represents one artist or band.
- Have at least 1 art track (release on YouTube Music) submitted.
- Have at least 3 videos uploaded to your personal channel in addition to the release from a distributor (IE: ANS Music).
- Have no policy violations on your channel.
- It is possible that your request may be rejected if you meet any of the following:
– The channel’s main focus is not music
– The channel belongs to a label and not an artist
– The main channel and the topic channel have a different artist name.
– The artist has a considerable amount of non-original content on their channel.
– The artist hasn’t uploaded any content to their Owned & Operated channel.
– The artist hasn’t distributed to YouTube Music via Symphonic.
– The topic channel has content from other similarly named artists, in that case, it is necessary to request both a topic channel fix and the OAC.
Before we continue, please read this and mark that you understand prior to proceeding.
- OAC requests are currently taking 1-3 months for YouTube to process. Please understand that we cannot rush the requests, but will submit yours as quickly as possible.
- If your request is regarding linking your Vevo channel to your existing OAC, please contact our Support team via a email : [email protected]; . Link requests take 2-6 weeks to process.
- If your Topic Channel contains music from a similarly named artist or you need a Topic Channel correction, please contact our support team via a email : [email protected]; before submitting this request.