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From what I understand, as long as the artist’s song is on the music video, you don’t have any rights to make any money off the video. So techinically, without a contract from the artist, giving you rights to the song, you can’t upload it to youtube. Well, you can.. but due to the copyright laws, you can’t monetise the video.
If you intend to make money of an artists song, always make sure you get them to sign over all rights to the video before making any recordings. Or just pay them for their work. Paying an artist to perform on your video will actually give you complete rights over the video.