I have a gaming channel with around 30,000 subs and get 200,000-300,000 views per month. I signed with Machinima back a few years ago. My contract offers $2 / 1000 views, and lasts several years. Has anyone had success breaking their Machinima contract? Is it worth breaking my contract? I feel like this CPM is kind of awful. I was getting paid for views from AdSense before and I was ranging between $1.50 - $8.00 / 1000 views. The problem is that since I wasn't partnered I couldn't monetize all my videos and was stupid enough to accept Machinima's contract. Is there some way of breaking this contract because it seems really shady. I feel like I claim it's not equitable or that it's unconscionable for them to lock me in for so many years. I know that people have managed to get out of these contracts before, I'm just wondering how they managed to do it? If I do manage to get out, what is the best alternative to Machinima, and what kind of revenue would I be looking at with that network?