Many more artists will now be able to use YouTube’s monetisation tools for their videos, after the site announced a widening of its Partner Program. In 20 countries, any YouTube user can now become a Partner by “enabling their YouTube accounts, and successfully monetizing at least one of their videos” – making it available to carry ads. The 20 countries are: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the US. “Partners are already producing videos that draw large and loyal audiences while building careers for themselves. But we know that there are many more creators out there with talents to share, and we want to empower them to achieve their goals,” says YouTube in a blog post.