YouTube Copyright Claims

When YouTube Content ID has been added to your release, the system automatically starts scanning all videos ever uploaded on the platform to find videos that might use your music. When a video match with your music has been found, Content ID will automatically copyright claim the video and start monetizing it. Here’s all you need to know about copyright claims on YouTube:

What is a YouTube copyright claim?
If the Content ID has been added to your release, this means that we’re claiming your music on your behalf. If someone uses your music without your permission, we will claim the video for you, and you will receive the ad revenue from that video. If you upload your music to your channel, we will still claim the video and you will receive the money from the ads on that video. It won’t affect the status of your channel as you’re still the copyright owner of your content, we’re simply doing the work for you.

Can you release the claim?
When you’ve added YouTube Content ID to your release and your audio is claimed by us, this is good news. The claim simply means that the Content ID system is working and that Boomkit is monetizing your music on your behalf. If you want Boomkit to continue to protect and monetize your music on YouTube on your behalf, simply ignore the claim. However, if you have a collaboration with another channel on YouTube and you have an agreement on not claiming the video content on your collaborator’s channel, please submit a request and select “YouTube Content ID and artist channel > I want to release a YouTube Content ID claim”. We will help you release the claim.

Is a copyright claim the same as a copyright strike?
Fortunately, not. These two terms may sound similar, but they are very different. As mentioned, a copyright claim means Boomkit is collecting the YouTube ad revenue of your music for you. It’s very different from the infamous YouTube copyright strike, which is usually related to copyright infringement and can lead to a channel being banned. To keep it simple: copyright claim = good, whereas copyright strike = bad. So, although they may sound the same, make sure to know the difference between a copyright claim and a copyright strike!

Can you remove Content ID from my release?
We highly recommend keeping Content ID on your release, since this service is helping you monetize your music on YouTube. We are handling your copyrights on YouTube for you and any copyright conflicts that may occur on the platform. If you remove Content ID from your release, you won’t get any more claims and your music won’t be protected and monetized on YouTube anymore. If you’re still sure you want to remove it, please submit a request and we’ll help you out.

Do you believe you’ve received an incorrect YouTube copyright claim from Boomkit? Please submit a request including a link to the video that received the claim and any other relevant information.