YouTube is a platform considered for the budding artists. It gives them a space to showcase their talent.
Previously, the standard for joining YouTube’s Partner Program was 10,000 public views. This was without any specific requirement for annual viewing hours.
But recently, all the YouTubers have taken a back seat as the YouTube has implemented new guideline from February 20, 2018. The new partner program says that a channel/creator must meet a set of guidelines in order to monetize videos. Effective immediately, to apply for monetization (and have ads attached to videos), creators must have tallied 4,000 hours of overall watch time on their channel within the past 12 months and have at least 1,000 subscribers. New channels will need to apply. And their application will be evaluated when they hit these milestones.