YouTube's Content ID system allows you to earn revenue from videos featuring the tracks you've distributed with us. Essentially, YouTube's detection algorithm automatically identifies your music in videos uploaded by other users.

When your music is detected, YouTube generates claims against those videos, enabling you to monetize them.

Before submitting your track to Youtube content ID, it's important to verify whether your music meets YouTube's eligibility criteria. This ensures that your content aligns with the requirements set by YouTube for monetization.

Each track that fails to meet the requirements outlined below will be declined and consequently excluded from consideration for YouTube Content ID.

  • The track is registered under a CC BY-NC-ND/ARR license
  • The track's duration is longer than one minute.
  • Recordings that contain audio made available for free from Garage Band, Logic, Fruity Loops, Ableton, and other Digital Audio Workstations
  • The Track Is not a cover, medley, sample, or remix of another artist's song.
  • The Track Is not a live performance, speech recording or podcasts.
  • The Track is not in public domain.
  • The Track Is not an alternate version of a track already distributed for CID
  • The Track is not distributed for Content ID by another distributor
    • Examples are Jamendo, Haawk, Tunecore, RouteNote, Believe,..

If you're still uncertain about whether your track meets the eligibility criteria for Content ID, please feel free to reach out to us or visit the official YouTube page. You can access it via the following link: YouTube - Qualify for Content ID.




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