No more copyright claims
MikS Music
Ever got one of those annoying copyright claims on YouTube? These claims don’t really hurt your channel but you’ll get the ads in your video and won’t be able to monetize unless the claim is resolved.

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The best solution to stop the claims for good is to whitelist your channel. Here’s how you can legally do it.

How to whitelist your YouTube channel

Watch the video below, where Scott Dumas, a professional videographer explains how to whitelist your channel with TunePocket subscription.

What is a copyright claim and why can it happen?

According to YouTube: “If you upload a video that contains copyright-protected material, you could end up with a Content ID claim.”

In this case we’re talking about music, and specifically music made by Tunepocket artists.

So why can you still get a claim if you have a subscription to TunePocket? Isn’t their music royalty free?

Well, yes. But that doesn’t mean it’s not copyright protected against use by non-subscribers.

According to TunePocket: “some of their composers have opted to protect their music from unauthorized use by registering it in YouTube’s Content ID system. … each music track registered with Content ID is clearly marked as such.”

The key part is if you have a TunePocket stock music subscription you also have a licensing certificate, so YOUR use is not unauthorized.

However, YouTube doesn’t always know that and that’s where the copyright claims may come into play.

A important thing to note here is that this is NOT a strike against your channel. Even if you take no action, the only thing this means for you is that ads will be put on those videos.

How to remove copyright claims?

If you want to have those ads removed, it just takes few steps and you should only have to do this once so it really isn’t much trouble at all.

a) First, check which video has the claim in your Video Manager on YouTube and click the @ symbol to see the name of the song.

b) After that, log into TunePocket, find the song in your download history and download the licensing certificate.

c) Head over to adrev.net/contact-us and fill in the form with your name, email and YouTube URL, choose “to have a claim released” as your subject and upload the licensing certificate file you downloaded from TunePocket.

Don’t forget to add a simple message here saying something like “I have a subscription to a stock music library that lets me use any of their tracks on youtube, please whitelist my channel to prevent future claims.”

This will… well, prevent future claims.

And that’s about it! In my case it took a day or so to get cleared up but I suspect it may be even faster in some cases.

MikS Music
I routinely whitelist YouTube channels for people who license my royalty-free music, so I completely agree with Scott that this process works. In my experience, I often have a channels whitelisted within hours of contacting AdRev.

Takeaway

Copyright claims are nothing to be concerned about and don’t even require any action from you unless you want to remove the ads that may get be placed on your videos. Even if you do, you should only have to do this process once and it doesn’t take much time or effort at all.

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.

Questions?

Post it in the comments below.

More on this topic:

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10 Tips For Choosing The Right Background Music For Your Marketing Video

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About the author: Hi, I’m Mik. I make royalty free music for promotional videos, YouTube business vlogs, marketing campaigns, film, and more. All my music is available for licensing online with a simple royalty free commercial license. Buy once, download instantly, use forever!

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