In order to fulfil the key component of the Content Commitment to YouTube, any sound recording should be assigned to an asset (Youtube Music). 

Youtube will claim any content that matches the music of this art track, so it is important that the content you distribute meet the minimum requirements of the DSP to avoid false claims on other artist's content, which are:

  • Original compositions
  • Content for which you have exclusive rights
  • Tracks longer than 20 seconds

Content ID will match your reference content against every upload to YouTube. Copyright owners must have exclusive rights to the material that's evaluated. Common examples of items that may not be exclusive to individuals include:

  • ​Mashups, “best of”s, compilations, and remixes of other works
  • Covers
  • Video gameplay, software visuals, trailers
  • Unlicensed music and video
  • Music or Samples that were licensed, but without exclusivity
  • Recordings of performances (including concerts, events, speeches, shows)
  • Public domain content
  • Karaoke versions or cover versions
  • Content already distributed to Youtube by another partner
  • Music containing any audio library samples, sound effects, or production loops

As informed on Youtube's Help Center:

Copyright owners have to give evidence of the copyrighted content for which they control exclusive rights.


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