So how can you get away with using copyrighted music on YT? Well, a few years back when people started doing this, YT was removing videos as well as channels for copyright infringement. The backlash from YT users was incredible to say the least. You need to realize that YouTube is owned by Google. So, Google gets together with CD Baby to come up with a plan that will allow YT members to use copyright material and still keep the Production Labels and Artist, happy at the same time.
This is both a very interesting as well as informative article, written by CD Baby that walks you through the whole process. It should dismiss many myths that are floating around on the www in 2018.YouTube’s impressive Content ID system analyzes elements of every single video uploaded to the platform to determine if a video contains any copyrighted material (sound recordings, composition, video, etc.). If so, YouTube’s Content ID system automatically places a claim on that video on behalf of the rights holder. In other words, if you upload a cover song video, YouTube should be able to tell that you do NOT own the rights to the song; you will see a claim placed on the video by the publisher, and any ad revenue generated by your video will be paid to that rights holder. This is the same technology that allows CD Baby to monetize the usage of sound recordings across all of YouTube on behalf of our artists.