Official Artist Channel (OAC)

Requesting a YouTube OAC certification

Believe allows you to benefit from an accelerated YouTube OAC verification when submitting a new release. To do so, follow the steps below:

  1. Fill Real Name
  2. Fill Singer Name
  3. Enter the id or the URL of your official artist channel
  4. Fill Topic Channel
  5. 3 Music Video Link ( From Main Channel)
  6. 3 Audio Link (From Topic Channel)

As a YouTube channel represents one artist or one band, you will be able to certify a YouTube official artist channel if both conditions below are satisfied: 

  • Your release contains only one Primary artist on the Release information tab
  • This Primary artist is not already associated with a YouTube channel  
  • Please note that the following are not accepted :

    • Label, radio stations or taste-maker Channels
    • Multi artists’ channels (Duets…)
    • YouTube Topic channels 
    • Vevo or Live channels
    • A channel not complying with YouTube community guidelines
    • A channel that is artist related but not the official channel (for instance, a channel of the Artist Tour…
    • A channel already associated with another artist

    Note that channels with less than 100 subscribers cannot benefit from the Accelerated OAC Request Process, through Backstage. 

    For more details on OAC eligibility, please check: YouTube Official Artist Channel Certification (OAC)

How to find your YouTube OAC ID

If you do not own the channel you need the ID for, go to the channel page’s “About”-section and click on the “share”-icon , then “Copy Channel ID”.

If you own the channel you need the ID for, log in to Youtube Studio and you’ll find the ID in the URL:

The URL finishes with an extension consisting of a 24 characters ID which make up your channel ID. 


As the owner of the channel, you can also find the Channel ID on this page: