MAKER STUDIOS – NETWORK RELEASE FAQs
What does this mean for my channel(s)?
On or about March 27, 2017, any channel(s) you have in the Maker Studios network will be released. Once released, any AdSense revenue associated with your channel(s) will no longer come to Maker Studios. No changes will be made to your content; this only affects your relationship to the Maker Studios network and associated revenue/monetization structures, as noted in your Network agreement.
Why did Maker release me from the network?
As part of our continued evolution in the creator space, we are moving away from our original model of multiple tiers of service for our creator community and focusing on a more targeted approach to our creator relationships.
Am I able to join another network?
Yes. You are free to conduct brand deals related to your channel(s) and content on your own or with the support of your independent team. Any exclusivity requirements tied to your relationship with Maker Studios no longer apply.
How will this impact my channel analytics? Where can I view/download my channel analytics?
If you haven’t been released by an MCN yet, you can download your reports from YouTube Analytics. Once you’re released from your MCN, you will no longer see the revenue you earned while you were in the MCN. Other historical information like views and engagement metrics will still be visible in YouTube Analytics after your channel is released. Additional information about this process can be found on the Google/YouTube support website, here.
What will happen to my monetization settings?
In order to continue to monetize your channel after release from the Maker Studios network, you must activate channel monetization for your account(s) directly with YouTube, subject to its rules. Please visit the following link for directions: monetize your content on YouTube. If your personal (non-Maker Studios affiliated) Google AdSense was suspended during your time in the network, your monetization may be affected. Please refer to YouTube support for details on how to re-instate your personal Google AdSense affiliation and monetize as an independent channel.
When/how will I receive my final payment?
If you earn any revenues prior to our release of your channel(s), you will continue to be paid as provided in your existing Maker Studios network agreement as long as we have your tax and payroll documentation on file. If we do not have this documentation, you will be receiving a separate communication from us to obtain that information. If you need to complete or update your payment information, please log into your Maker Max account in order to so.
Moving forward, how can I access my ad revenue?
Once your channel is released from the Network, all monetization will be attributed to your Google AdSense account. If you do not have an existing personal Google AdSense account, you will need to set one up. You can visit the following website for additional details on how to do so: monetize your content on YouTube