What it´s all about?
On Youtube Composers and Musicians have the opportunity to register their music with a so called Content ID System. As you may know better than us this is nearly by 99% on all music available the case.
Rights Owner do this because they get back the control of their intelectual property so in first case not a bad thing at all.
But the Content Creators building up their community on Youtube and using music marked with Content ID will get a Claim. But don´t worry this is just the charming way of Youtube to tell you that the music is copywritten. Nothing more happens during the first claim – but you are not able to monetize your video for yourself.
Free Music – How to Youtube?
So how you can use our Free Music for your Youtube Projects?
download free tracks – place in your video – upload your video to Youtube
And – Got a Claim:
That´s right! When thinking about the explanations above you know that our tracks are registered with Content ID and therefore you´ll get automatically get a claim from Youtube.
But that´s ok! Don´t worry about that because you can still use our music even when getting a claim. But you will be not able to monetize your video. Also you will get automatically advertising on your video.
If you can live with it – we would be more than happy if you use our music. As we own 100% of all rights you also not have to worry about third parties – and in case you simply can contact us for further questions.
But remember: that´s the way we cope with this Content ID issue and we always using this fair use model approach for our music. Other producers may have another view on this issue and may handle their rights in another way. So again this suits only our music!
Licensed Music – How to?
Finally you purchased a license from us. Thanks for that!
You get the track from us and the licensedocument and everything looks fine. Hell Yeah time to make some money on Youtube.
But you got a claim?!?
Yes because that´s all of our music is protected by Content ID. But the good news are coming: we are able to whitelist your video and from there you can monetize it!
So how to proceed:
After you are ready and have uploaded your video to Youtube – use our form to let us know that you want us to whitelist your video. Yes it´s that simple! After we got your request we will immediately contact our content service provider AdRev and let him know that your video shall be whitelisted. This normally takes 24 till 48 hours.
Whitelisting your whole channel: (only for Online and Media License suitable)
Yes this is also an option. Therefore you need five licensed tracks from us. Than we can whitelist your whole channel. This means: no more claims for our music ever again!
Content ID & Fingerprinting
As we said before: all of our music is protected by content ID and registered with the service provider AdRev.
That´s the reason why you are not allowed to register your recorded song with Youtube´s Content ID system! (or any other fingerprinting service)
The problem is that Youtube do not allow to register non-exclusive royalty free music if you are not holding 100% of all rights (please see here Youtubes Statement). Only the original producer can hold all rights – but as we (as most other producers do, too) license our music on a non-exclusive base to a whole bunch of customers, the license will be used by a lot of peoples.
So in case you register your e.g. modified song with Youtube Content ID or any other fingerprinting service there will be false copyright claims between the license holders. As result we have to request the removal of your track!
But of course you can still make money with your recorded music on Youtube. Because you are allowed to monetize your videos and keep 100% of all income from that, when having a commercial license from us (only possible for Online and Media License ).