Music takes 50% off the top of YouTube Shorts revenue, then your views are stack-ranked and you earn 45% (not 55%) of the remaining Creator pool allocated to you.
In other words, you earn very little from YouTube Shorts revenue, far less than regular video ad revenue.
Official YouTube Shorts monetization policies
YouTube Shorts monetization starts on Feb 1, 2023 if you do one thing: Accept new terms in your YouTube Studio.
How to enable YouTube Shorts monetization
If you do not accept the new terms, you will not earn any money from Shorts, and YouTube will kick you out of the YPP (YouTube Partner Program) if you do not accept by July, 2023.
So what are you waiting for? 🙂
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