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here to answer your copyright questions.
Today’s topic is Music and Copyright. I played, sang or whistled the song entirely by myself and didn’t use a single second of the recording. Why did I still get a copyright strike? There are two distinct copyrights in music. Most people are familiar with the one for the artist or band who recorded the song but there is a second set of copyrights for the lyrics and melody also known as the
composition or publishing rights.
When you sing, hum or play a song on an instrument even if it’s in an entirely original way, you’re using the copyrighted melody or words. If you use all or even just a small part of a song you may receive a copyright strike or Content ID claim.
But keep in mind that most composition claims are eligible for revenue sharing for creators in the YouTube Partner Programme.
If you’re eligible you’ll be offered the option to share the revenue of that video by confirming the video is a cover.I continue finding out about Content ID claims where the melody isn’t even there. What is YouTube doing about that? At its heart, Content ID is what’s known as a matching system and it faces all the challenges and limitations all matching systems face. Sometimes the system can make a totally incorrect match like claiming someone’s video where they’re doing a simple
Music and Copyright microphone test or even white noise.
In these cases, YouTube engineers immediately go to work to diagnose and fix the problems. In other cases entirely different original songs can match parts of each other because they use the same beat track. We’re constantly working to find solutions to avoid problems like these but we also understand that no automated system will ever be perfect.
This is the reason the debate procedure is a fundamental piece of Content ID. As a creator, you have the most knowledge about the content in your videos and how it was used so we built the dispute process to empower you to escalate problems to the claimant and even escalate as far as the courts if needed. If both you and the claimant are attempting to monetise the video under dispute we will continue to monetise your video and will release the accrued earnings to the appropriate party once the dispute is resolved. What rights do I need to buy to use a song in my video?
Music and Copyright To properly use a song in a video, typically you need an official music licence.
These grant you the rights to use a song but be sure to read these licences carefully. Licences typically contain explicit permission for using the content but may include limitations on exclusivity, duration, geography or other terms. You should seek legal advice for any licensing agreements. Although YouTube can’t help you get these licences we can help you find music that you can use in your videos. Our YouTube Audio Library is a great way to find free background music or sound effects. There are also third-party services that allow you to purchase music for your videos that won’t result in claims. Why are music publishers enforcing copyright on YouTube but not anywhere else?
Music and Copyright Music publishers administer
rights on behalf of songwriters and provide an important service in allowing songwriters to profit from what they create. In fact, music publishing rights are enforced almost anywhere music is performed, streamed or otherwise transmitted and not just on YouTube. >From music playing on the radio to live performances, to cover songs publishing rights are relevant in all cases and, where necessary, enforced. And that’s it for Music and Copyright.
Check out more info in our Help Centre, linked in the description below and be sure to check out the other videos in our Copyright series, linked here. Bye!