Can I customize my topic channel?

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Topic channels are auto-generated upon distributing your release or track to YouTube Music.

Unfortunately, there is no way of gaining access or editing your topic channel. However, you can request to merge your topic channel with your O&O channel to create an Official Artist Channel (OAC). This means that you will be able to customize your channel and make edits as you wish.

You can easily request an OAC via RouteNote, providing that you meet certain requirements.

To get an Official Artist Channel on YouTube, there are a few requirements that you’ll need to meet in order for us to request this for you with YouTube.

You’ll need the following before requesting an Official Artist Channel:

  • An owned & operated (O&O) YouTube channel containing content only from the artist you’re requesting an Official Artist channel for – this may be your personal YouTube channel
  • An automatically generated Topic Channel for your artist
  • At least 1 official music video/arts track on your channels
  • An owned & operated YouTube channel that has the same artist name as your topic channel name

To find out more on how to get an OAC, click here for our Support Hub article.

For more information on the benefits of having an Official Artist Channel, click here for our Support Hub article.

Once your channel has been upgraded, you can change or update your YouTube banner, find out how to do so by clicking here for our Support Hub article.

If you have any further queries, feel free to get in touch with us!

See also:
How can I get a YouTube topic channel? 
What if YouTube has not automatically claimed on my video?
What is YouTube Music?

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