I Know a Video on YouTube Is Using My Song and It Has Like a Billion Views. Will I Be Able to Monetize Those Views? YouTube will only monetize videos that have advertisements placed on them. Any views of a video that took place prior to ads being placed on them will not be monetized. Related articles How Do My Sound Recordings Generate Revenue When They Are Played on a YouTube Video? How Long Does It Take for Catapult to Start Monetizing Videos in YouTube? A Video in YouTube Is Using My Song But It's Not Being Claimed or Showing Up in My YouTube Video Reports. Will I Earn Money Every Time Someone Watches a YouTube Video with My Song in It? Will I Be Able to See What Videos Are Using My Songs?