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: 

  1. You must own and operate a YouTube channel that represents one artist or band.
  2. Have at least 1 art track (release on YouTube Music) submitted.
  3. Have at least 3 videos uploaded to your personal channel in addition to the release from a distributor (IE: ANS Music).
  4. Have no policy violations on your channel.
  5. 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.
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