YouTube Audio Content ID is a popular digital fingerprinting system that content creators can use to easily identify and manage their copyrighted content on YouTube. Videos uploaded to YouTube are compared against audio and video files registered with Content ID by content owners, looking for any matches. When the audio of a video is matched to Content ID registered content, a copyright notice will appear on the video, and the content owner may choose to take certain actions, such as:
Clearing the claim and taking no further action
Tracking the video’s viewership statistics
Monetizing the video by running ads against it
Muting the audio that matches their music
Or even blocking a whole video from being viewed
As a YouTube Partner platform, we use the audio part of the Content ID system to manage and administer copyrighted audio content on behalf of content owners. When you send your audio to YouTube Audio Content ID, your audio is matched against videos that contain this audio. Automatically, we monetize those videos and will add the generated revenue to your distribution account.
YouTube Audio Content ID is not a public music service, but an invisible tracking system. We create a reference whoch allows Youtube to claim all videos that contain your audio. You can only activate YouTube Audio Content ID if you are the rightful owner of the copyright.
YouTube Audio Content ID works worldwide, but the effectiveness of each claim depends on the territory in which you are the owner of the copyright.
Go Live Time
It takes between 2-5 businessdays for a your Content ID to start generating claims.
When a video containing your music is reproduced on YouTube, you get paid a proportionate share of of YouTube ad and subscription revenue foir that video per month calculated on terms set out in our agreement with YouTube. Payments will fluctuate each month, depending on the amount of ad or subscription revenue generated and how often your music was streamed.
I confirm that I am the rightful owner of the EXCLUSIVE copyright for this album in the territories specified within the album. I UNDERSTAND THAT IN CASE COPYRIGHT IS NOT RESPECTED, MY ACCOUNT WILL BE BLOCKED PER IMMEDIATE AS SOON AS WE RECEIVE A CLAIM FROM YOUTUBE PROVING I AM NOT THE EXCLUSIVE OWNER.
I understand that I will be notified via Youtube of “Matching Third Party Content “, indicating that WM Digital Services or our partner Musicxip is claiming the audio portion of the videos in your YouTube channel. Even if you are the owner of the channel, we will receive the royalties that will be collected. These royalties will be added to your distribution account.
The distribution of your album to YouTube Audio Content ID is not compatible with claiming audios, videos or other audiovisual works on your own channel because it will create conflicts with YouTube. If in a later stage, you plan to monetize music videos with the songs you’ve sent ContentID, or manage your YouTube channel in general, you can contact us.