Why you received the claim?
Since my music is copyrighted, YouTube’s digital fingerprinting system, Content ID, is merely informing you that your video contains some third-party copyrighted content.
Your video is still fully available and your channel is not being penalized.
However, unless the claim is removed, YouTube may show ads in your video.
To find out more, log in to your YouTube account and check for outstanding copyright claims by following these simple steps:
- Go to Video Manager
- Look for ‘Copyright claim’ links next to each video
- Click on the claim to view the details
Now click ‘View copyright claim details’. This will take you to the Copyright status and summary screen where you can see who issued the claim and how it affects your video.
If it correctly identifies the track you licensed from me (it will say something like “Track ABC – MikS Music”), I can quickly remove the claim.
How to quickly remove the claim and the ads?
As of now, the fastest option to resolve the claim is to contact AdRev support directly by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
Simply send them a link to your video and attach the licensing certificate that you can download from your order history page. They usually release the claims within 24h.
Contact AdRev support at email@example.com and let them know that you have the license that grants you the right to use my music on YouTube. Include the link to your video and attach the licensing certificate as proof.
Their support is fairly quick and you can expect the claim released within 24 hours if not less.
To download the licensing certificate please visit My Account area and click on “View Details and Downloads” for the music track you need. You will find the licensing certificate link at the bottom of the page.
If you experience issues with Option 1, please send me the link to your video. If you have the order number handy, make sure to include it for faster processing. You can also reply to the order confirmation email to reach me.
If you purchased multiple licenses, I can request your entire YouTube channel whitelisted. This prevents the future claims for using the music tracks you licensed.
Option 3 (not recommended)
Dispute via YouTube’s built-in form. I do not recommend this option, as it is the slowest and the least transparent.
Yet again, use the the order confirmation email as the proof of licensing.
Our good friends at SafeMusicList have put together a quick tutorial:
What is AdRev?
AdRev is a YouTube Partner platform that relies on the Content ID system to manage and administer copyrighted content on behalf of content owners. Many composers and musicians use this system to monitor and get compensated for unlicensed use of their music on YouTube.
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