YouTube differs from the other stores as the music isn't actually uploaded on YouTube but only sent there to retrieve a Content ID. This is an easy way to identify the content of a copyright owner on YouTube.
Amuse delivers the tracks to YouTube, not for uploading but to claim the recording for the artist. When we deliver music to YouTube (which is a choice within our list of stores for delivery), YouTube will provide a system called "Youtube Content ID" that will claim the copyright of your music. And this is fantastic if you want the possibility of making money on YouTube. If the track or parts of the track is used in a video, the artist's own or someone else's, Amuse will monetize and collect payments for the artist to withdraw from the app. The YouTube Content ID restricts how people can upload and use your music/content.
Amuse protects and monetizes the music on YouTube thanks to the Content ID that matches a user's reference content against every upload to YouTube.
If you upload your music to YouTube you might get a copyright message from YouTube saying that the owners are Amuse. It is only because we own the Content ID. The music is yours, and the money paid out from YouTube (if advertising is added) will be found with the rest of the royalty payments in the Money Tab in the app.
(You can set what type of ads you want to run on your videos and automatically turn on monetization for all your existing and future videos on YouTube. Only channels with more than 10,000 views can run ads on their videos.)
If you would like us to remove this feature, simply contact us and we will quickly help you out. Whenever you upload you have the choice to skip YouTube among the stores in the app.
However, we will remove YouTube Content ID if the artist does not have the exclusive rights to the material that is evaluated.
Common examples of items that may not be exclusive to individuals include:
- mashups, "best of"s, compilations, and remixes of other works
- unlicensed music
- music that was licensed, but without exclusivity
- recordings of performances (including concerts, events, speeches, shows)
Only exclusive rights can be used as references the Content ID tools.
YouTubers using material with Content ID will find a message in the copyright notices, "Includes copyrighted content". The claim is usually to track or monetize the video, not to block it. So, other people can have a live video with copyrighted material but the video might have ads on them and the earnings will be going to the owner of the copyrighted material.