YouTube networks list with important information about revenue share and contracts

Which YouTube Network Should I Join?

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After spending years in YouTube networking ive compiled big chunk of data what different networks offers. This is updating article and try to put much info as possible once i get new updates from YouTube and their changes regarding Networks and MCN. (Last updated 18th May 2018)


Scalelab Review

ScaleLab is US based YouTube network that has over 90,000 channels in their network. Scalelab can offer multiple different apps for free and good different payment methods for various channels around the world. Also their dashboard is translated to multiple languages like Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese and so on (Below is a special recruiter contract that is better than the one offered on their main website, which gives 80% revenue share and no-lock in contract).

  • Revenue Share: 80-99%
  • Payment Options & Thresholds: PayPal, Check, Dwolla, Qiwi Wallet, Yandex Money and US Bank Transfer
  • Requirements: 1,000 Subscribers & 4,000 hours of Watch time in Last Year
  • Contract Length:  No lock-in
  • Channel Types:  All types
  • Perks: Epidemic Sound, AudioMicro, Epoxy, Video Claimer, Outromaker, Audio Hero, Music Cover Monetizer, Spreadshirt & VidIQ Pro
  • Partner Now: http://scalelab.com/apply/sraza?referral=

Ritual Network Review

Netherlands based new YouTube network. They have their own made dashboard and also provide free graphics to their partners such as Banners, Logos & Social Media related graphics as well.

  • Revenue Share: 75% & Above
  • Payment Options & Thresholds: PayPal & Bank Transfer
  • Requirements: 1,000 Subscribers & 4,000 hours of Watch time in Last Year
  • Contract Length:  30 day trial followed by 1 year contract
  • Channel Types: Everything
  • Perks: Epidemic Sound, Graphic team & Referral Program,
  • Partner Now: https://my.ritualnetwork.com/r/sugikhan

Zoomin.tv Review

Zoomin.tv is one the largest networks out there along with Creative nation and Freedom. Based in netherlands these guys also own a major TV station there so they have lot better ad revenue due to ad sales teams they have in their company. They also do accept all types of channels incase you are uploading shadier content or copyrighted material


MediaCube Review

A Russian based network (Service in multiple languages however & they partner channels all over the world) that seems to be using lot of same services and dashboard along with Scalelab (However their base revenue share is higher). They say on their website that they offer consultation and protection services for their partners. Dashboard language can be changed into multiple languages whatever its Russian, English, Spanish, Portuguese or German.

  • Revenue Share: 80%
  • Payment Options & Thresholds: PayPal, Dwolla, Qiwi Wallet, Yandex Money, Payoneer and ePayments
  • Requirements: 1,000 Subscribers & 4,000 hours of Watch time in Last Year
  • Contract Length:  No-lock in
  • Channel Types:  All types
  • Perks: Epidemic Sound, AudioMicro, Epoxy, Video Claimer, Outromaker, Spreadshirt & VidIQ Pro
  • Partner Now: http://my.mediacube.network/apply/rkolodko?referral=707313

Freedom! Review

Freedom is largest network in YouTube, mainly consisting multiple super small channels, but doesn’t have that many big ones. Created by Ex-BBTV owner George Vanous, who left his former network TGN to start a new brand in YouTube. While freedom has pretty decent sponsorship and feature benefits for their partners and ask nothing to get it, they still give pretty low revenue share for the partners compared to other networks out there.

  • Revenue Share: 60% – 95%
  • Payment Options & Thresholds: PayPal and no payment threshold
  • Requirements: 1,000 Subscribers & 4,000 hours of Watch time in Last Year
  • Contract Length:  No Lock-in
  • Channel Types:  All types
  • Perks: Audio Library, Lot of cool sponsorship opportunities, great dashboard with lot of information and tools/guides
  • Partner Now: https://www.freedom.tm/via/sugitech

 

Channel Frederator Review

This Network is mainly created only for Animation Artists & Digital Artists, they seem to have majority of this type of channels signed under them like Yo Mama, Film Cow, CartoonHangover and Simon’s Cat for instance. Currently having 285 Million views monthly and 1800 partners under them, making them one of the biggest networks out there.

  • Revenue Share: 70%
  • Payment Options & Thresholds: PayPal & Direct Deposit (100$)
  • Requirements: 1,000 Subscribers & 4,000 hours of Watch time in Last Year
  • Contract Length:  12 months, which will automatically renew for another 12 months if not canceled
  • Channel Types: Animation, Anime, Speed Painting, Drawing & Toys
  • Perks: AudioMicro, Epidemic Sound, Vilynx, MagicLinks, Izea and StoryBlocks (Free Stock Video & Images)
  • Partner Now: http://channelfrederatornetwork.com/contactus?ref=Juncher

 

Machinima Review

Once a great gaming network that everyone wanted to be in, however they have succumbed a lot from their original form as a network. While there are lot of networks that give you bit lower revenue share, but you should never sign a 3 year deal, that is just super dumb.  They don’t seem to have lot of external help, according to my intel there is referral program and audiomicro library.

  • Revenue Share: 75% and 50% of their own Adsales
  • Payment Options & Thresholds: PayPal and 20$?
  • Requirements: 1,000 Subscribers & 4,000 hours of Watch time in Last Year
  • Contract Length:  3 year contract
  • Channel Types: Gaming
  • Perks: Opus 1 Music Library, Epoxy, AudioMicro Music Library
  • Partner Now: https://console.machinima.com/rc/TYOGK-VAZIT

Routenote Review 

If you are artist that is pushing music out there i recommend checking Routenote out since they allow you to publish your music via Spotify, iTunes and many other services for free just taking a small cut from your earnings. Their YouTube Partnership takes 15% of your cut, which is pretty good deal i say, if you are musician this is best YouTube network you can apply for if you are only in it for the revenue, however they do not promote the channels or give anything except really a monetary service. Use referral code of 2F741511 and that would help me a lot.

  • Revenue Share: 85%
  • Payment Options & Thresholds: PayPal 50$
  • Requirements: 1,000 Subscribers & 4,000 hours of Watch time in Last Year
  • Contract Length:  No-lock in
  • Channel Types:  Music
  • Perks: Content ID system (Limitations apply)
  • Partner Now: https://routenote.com/referral/2f741511

 

VSP Group Review

VSP Group is a Russian YouTube Network (Русский YouTube сети) kinda like QuizGroup. What makes them pretty special is their vast collection of different payment options. It’s very ideal network for russians since they offer lot of different benefits to only russian members, not to say its totally bad for English/other language users too.

  • Revenue Share: 70-80-85%
  • Payment Options & Thresholds: PayPal, Payoneer, Yandex, Webmoney, Unistream and Visa + Mastercard
  • Requirements: 1,000 Subscribers & 4,000 hours of Watch time in Last Year
  • Contract Length: Not sure
  • Channel Types: All Types
  • Perks: Music Library, Affiliate Program, Detailed Analytics
  • Partner Nowhttps://youpartnerwsp.com/en/join?30836

Thoughtful Media Review

Thoughtful media is an US based YouTube Network with lot of venture capital funding behind its back. What i like about them is their scaling revenue share model that increases based on how many monetized views you have. You start with 75% and more you have it can go up with 85%, of course ive heard that bigger channels have received higher revenue shares as well with them. They have live support on their dashboard, where you are also able to view your statistics. While its still rather new network, they are building infrastructure and opportunities to their partners.


 

Union For Gamers Review (Gaming Only)

Union for Gamers also known as Curse is one of the newer networks, owned by the great marketing behemoth Curse. Contracts were created by notorious Athenewins, one of the first networks to offers no-lock in and high revenue shares in the YouTube market. Also they have personal Ad-sales team, which means generally higher CPM than in networks that don’t have sales team, however its very limited to bigger partners.  Although they only accept gaming channels in the network.

  • Revenue Share: 90%
  • Payment Options & Thresholds: PayPal and 1$
  • Requirements: 1,000 Subscribers & 4,000 hours of Watch time in Last Year
  • Contract Length:  No Lock-in
  • Channel Types: Gaming Only
  • Perks: Great Support + occasional beta keys for partners, Epidemic Sounds + Audio Micro (Music Libraries)
  • Partner Now: http://www.unionforgamers.com/apply?referral=k0nabxt1ovjhnm

 

QuizGroup Review

This network has by far most Russian partners out of all networks. They offer support in Russian & English though, but i recommend checking them out if you are Russian and can’t speak English. They are sometimes bit sketchy on their transparency and few problems with the referral program, but ive been always paid by these guys. They are one of the few networks that actually pay with webmoney, which is a good thing.

  • Revenue Share: 80%
  • Payment Options & Thresholds: Web Money and Bank Transfer
  • Requirements: 1,000 Subscribers & 4,000 hours of Watch time in Last Year
  • Contract Length:  2 year contract
  • Channel Types: All Types
  • Perks: Audio Library & Referral Program
  • Partner Now: http://join.quizgroup.com?ref=41248

 

Digital Minds Review

YouTube does offer multiple Music networks and Digital Minds is one of them, sadly they aren’t perhaps the best solution when you start to compare them to other Music based networks such as RouteNote that higher revenue share. They do have rather neat dashboard, which gives you data about your performance and also upload tool exists as well. As a disclaimer non-music channels are able to enter as well.

  • Revenue Share: 75%
  • Payment Options & Thresholds: PayPal
  • Requirements: 1,000 Subscribers & 4,000 hours of Watch time in Last Year
  • Contract Length: 2 years with 1 year
  • Channel Types: Everything i suppose
  • Perks: Music Protection (I Guess via content ID?)
  • Partner Now: http://digitalminds.com/

 

Maker Studios Review

This network has gone by different names in the past called RPM, Paramaker, TGS, but now is mostly called Maker Studios which is a network owned by Disney as of 2015. Terms of budget and overall size of partners and staff they are in top 5 right now. They are a big brand with lot of big names under them, once you hit really big these guys can help you out a lot by providing different types of sponsorship services.

  • Revenue Share: 70%
  • Payment Options & Thresholds: PayPal 25$ and Check
  • Requirements: 1,000 Subscribers & 4,000 hours of Watch time in Last Year
  • Contract Length:  Seems to be 1 year
  • Channel Types:  All types
  • Perks: Epidemic Sound, AudioMicro, Epoxy, Spreadshirt & Dedicated Support team
  • Partner Now: http://r.mker.tv/CRlKYj

 

AdRev Review

While their contract may not be strongest on earth they have no requirements literally to get inside their network, they also provide audiomicro music library for their partners have good claiming system if you need Content ID certain videos (Some rules apply).

  • Revenue Share: 55%
  • Payment Options & Thresholds: PayPal & Payoneer
  • Requirements: 1,000 Subscribers & 4,000 hours of Watch time in Last Year
  • Contract Length: 3 years ?
  • Channel Types: Everything i suppose
  • Perks: Copyright Support, Referral Program, AudioMicro Music Library
  • Partner Now: http://talent.adrev.net/?r=69058

 

Omnia Media Co Review

Omnia Media is one of the premium networks out there if you are high caliber YouTuber. They may have under hundred partners, but most of them are pretty large ones. Omnia is one of the most involved networks out there when it comes to partners, they are investing money on these partners like paying plane tickets for partners to go events and such. They also seem to have unique dashboard, but don’t know much about it.

  • Revenue Share: 80-90%
  • Payment Options & Thresholds: PayPal & Wire Transfer
  • Requirements: 25,000 Subscribers
  • Contract Length:  Not stated
  • Channel Types: All Types
  • Perks: Product Sponsorships, Partner Dashboard, Managed Status and Financial Support
  • Partner Now: http://www.omniamedia.co/

 

StyleHaul Review

If you have a YouTube channel that is based on fashion or make-up tutorials for example then StyleHaul is probably best option for you. Its one of the biggest networks currently when it comes to views and it has lot of big YouTubers inside it from make-up industry. However there has been some shaky information about contract lenghts and peoples payments getting delayed. Hopefully someone can help me out to find info about the revenue share.

  • Revenue Share: ?
  • Payment Options & Thresholds: PayPal 25$
  • Requirements: 1,000 Subscribers & 4,000 hours of Watch time in Last Year
  • Contract Length:  1-4 Years ?
  • Channel Types: Fashion, Comedy, Make-up and Style
  • Perks: Brand Sponsorships
  • Partner Now: http://stylehaul.com/

 

Nintendo Creators Program Review

If you like companies who are fair, maybe you shouldn’t take a look at Nintendo’s YouTube program that is in its core very unethical. I don’t like the reason that people are forced to go to this network, because they practically own ~90% of the games in their consoles, which makes it really hard to monetize most of the content that is by Nintendo. You can erase audio and you probably won’t get a 3rd party content match. Games like Smash 4 are not on approved list, as so you know, also the network doesn’t really give anything to the partners.

  • Revenue Share: 70% (Actually not stated in contract)
  • Payment Options & Thresholds: PayPal
  • Requirements: 1,000 Subscribers & 4,000 hours of Watch time in Last Year
  • Contract Length: Doesn’t say
  • Channel Types: Gaming Focused
  • Perks: Absolute nothing
  • Partner Nowhttps://r.ncp.nintendo.net/

 

Bent Pixels Review

This Network i had some mixed feelings about, for the most part it doesn’t offer a really good contracts for their partners, when it comes to revenue share and contract time, which are two things that you should pay lot attention to. Bent Pixels does have some good sponsorship stuff like Magic Links, Epoxy, Spreadshirt and other small stuff like referral program, but they still lack aren’t very appealing when you weight the bads with goods.

  • Revenue Share: Increasing Revenue share based on your Subscribers/Views from 50% to 90%
  • Payment Options & Thresholds: PayPal and none
  • Requirements: 1,000 Subscribers & 4,000 hours of Watch time in Last Year
  • Contract Length:  1 year contract
  • Channel Types: All Types
  • Perks: Spreadshirt Premium Service, Branded Content Deals, AudioMicro Library and great dashboard
  • Partner Now:  http://dashboard.bentpixels.com/

 

FullScreen Review

One of the biggest networks when it comes to overall views, fullscreen is bit a of network that is harder to get inside compared to the others ive listed in this article. They have strong CPM (So ive heard), but ive heard bad things about their support. Their contracts however are somewhat outdated, where they ask you to sign up for 2 years and have 50$ threshold on their paypal payments and thats something a network in 2015 shouldn’t have. However they have most vast sponsorship system with lot of different royalty free music, different apps that will boost your reach and also you have sites for stock footage.

  • Revenue Share: 70-80%
  • Payment Options & Thresholds: PayPal 50$
  • Requirements: 1,000 Subscribers & 4,000 hours of Watch time in Last Year
  • Contract Length:  2 years
  • Channel Types: All Types
  • Perks: Spreadshirt, AudioMicro, Jingle Punks, Videoblocks, Cover Song License, Epidemic Sound, Gleam, Epoxy & Showbox etc.
  • Partner Now: https://fullscreenmedia.co/creators/?ref=kvhANEPzpmWOp3Yz_BKf6w

 

N4G.tv Review

N4G.tv or N4G is a network under Maker pretty much, i don’t really know what they are offering that maker doesn’t it seems they are exactly the same, but different people running it. Fundamentally no difference, except you might get coverage more from this network rather than MakerGen since they don’t have that many channels.

  • Revenue Share: 70%
  • Payment Options & Thresholds: PayPal 25$ and Check
  • Requirements: 1,000 Subscribers & 4,000 hours of Watch time in Last Year
  • Contract Length:  Seems to be 1 year
  • Channel Types:  All types
  • Perks: Epidemic Sound, AudioMicro, Epoxy, Spreadshirt & Dedicated Support team
  • Partner Now: www.n4g.tv

 

RecStudios Review

RecStudios TV is part of the Illuminata network and for that reason it pretty much offers exactly everything that Zoomin.tv, Iricom, Rule8 and everything part of it offers. However getting signed in is much easier contrary to the other networks of the same thing. Not the best option out there, but relatively easy to get the 70% contract, while 80% has some requirements

  • Revenue Share: 70-80%
  • Payment Options & Thresholds: PayPal, Western Union and Bank Transfer
  • Requirements: 1,000 Subscribers & 4,000 hours of Watch time in Last Year
  • Contract Length:  No-Lock In
  • Channel Types: All Types
  • Perks: In-built audio library on the dashboard
  • Partner Now: www.recstudios.tv

SocialBlade Review

Another network that is under the BBTV umbrella. Socialblade is practically a sub-network under BBTV that has same features that TGN/ViSO have, however they got neat frontpage that draws lot of traffic where they are able to promote some of their channels videos (Not sure what are the requirements to get videos there). I do want to say that the contract is rather dubious where the network asks you to go for trial for 30 days, but if you don´t remember to cancel it you get locked in for a 1 year. They do have some experts who are able to look the data traffic on their own website, but lot of the info is bogus and outdated (especially estimated earnings are rather random). So take SB stats with grain of salt

  • Revenue Share: 70%
  • Payment Options & Thresholds: PayPal
  • Requirements: 1,000 Subscribers & 4,000 hours of Watch time in Last Year
  • Contract Length: 30 day trial followed by 1 year contract
  • Channel Types:  All types
  • Perks: ViSO Catalyst, Website Video Promotion (For Some Partners)
  • Partner Now: http://socialblade.com

 

Yeah1 Network Review

The Largest Asian based YouTube Network in the world. Having support in multiple different languages like Vietnamese & English. They have lot of partners and they use Bent pixels dashboard for analytics, which is rather decent i have to say. They claim fast payments, but so far haven’t figured out what the NET is exactly.

  • Revenue Share: 70%
  • Payment Options & Thresholds: PayPal & Bank Transfer
  • Requirements: 1,000 Subscribers & 4,000 hours of Watch time in Last Year
  • Contract Length:  N/A
  • Channel Types: All Types
  • Perks: Epoxy, Brand Deals & AudioMicro Music Library
  • Partner Now: http://join.yeah1.net/Sugi

4 thoughts on “Which YouTube Network Should I Join?

  1. Great work! My question so, why would anybody want to join a MCN in 2018? Everybody who hast 1000 subs and 4000hr of watch time could keep 100% revenue and still get paid through adsence? I really don’t see the point. And the thing with offering sponsorships or something like that is not going to happen unless you are super big and you still won’t need an MCN.

    1. Getting to adsense takes incredible amount of time, if you don’t make 100$ a month you will get paid faster via network anyways. Plus adsense doesn’t enable all ad types

      1. WHAT? Which channel with 1000 subs and 4000h of watch-time is not able to get 100 USD per month? Even if it would be 80 USD per month, would your really give 20% or much more to the MCN for paying you a month quicker?

        1. There are quite plenty of people whom do, especially non-English speaking channels have significantly lower CPM. For one my gaming channel that is English and i do usually over 6-12 min videos, i only have roughly around 0.50$ CPM, i make around give and take 20-30k views a month. There are channels from vietnam or thailand whom have 0.20$ CPM for example and so on.

          Also one thing is important that Adsense can’t pay anywhere else than bank, some people wanna dodge some taxes by getting payments in bitcoin or paypal.

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