YouTube Music is YouTube's streaming service. DistroKid lets you easily add your music to YouTube Music - just select "YouTube Music" on DistroKid's upload form.
When you upload your music using DistroKid, you can also upgrade your artist YouTube channel to an "Official Artist Channel". You can do this when you upload your next new release, or by going to the Official Artist Channel page in your DistroKid settings.
If you haven't upgraded your artist YouTube channel to an Official Artist Channel, then YouTube will post your music on what is called a Topic Channel.
- Topic Channels: Many artists are automatically assigned a topic channel. This is usually your name, followed by “-Topic”. For example, Drake - Topic. Note that this a different channel than his Official Artist Channel, Drake. Both of those channels contain his music. If you do not claim your Official Artist Channel, fans will be directed to your Topic Channel on YouTube.
- Various Artists - Topic: Many times, YouTube adds artists' music to a channel called "Various Artists - Topic". This is usually for undiscovered artists with smaller play counts. When an artist becomes more popular, their music is often moved (by YouTube) to a hashtag channel.
Learn more about how to claim your Official Artist Channel.
Note: Earlier this year, Google announced plans to sunset the Google Play Music service. You can find the latest updates from Google here.