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Big News: YouTube Channel Listing Is Here

Lauren Cutrell

Apr 23, 2021

Listing your channel will clear content claims automatically - and you won't have to do a thing.

Content claims are one of the biggest headaches facing creators today, and thanks to more aggressive reviews by Youtube, they are about to become more frequent for many creators.  Even when you’ve taken all the right steps— subscribe to a “royalty-free” content provider, obtain  a legal license, verify the usage terms, etc.— your videos can sometimes still get flagged. 

But we’ve got you covered!  Soundstripe is gearing up to release our new YouTube content claim protection feature - and we know you’re going to love it.

This new Soundstripe feature allows you to list your YouTube channel with us. That way, when content claims are issued by YouTube, we can quickly identify your channel and clear the claim immediately for you.  And you won’t have to do a thing.

Our YouTube channel listing feature will go live soon. So in the meantime, let’s examine why Content ID can be such a headache, and why channel listing is the best solution. 

What Is Content ID?

Content ID is a database of over 75 million music and audio files that Google uses to track and manage copyrighted content on YouTube. 

Copyright owners, i.e., musicians and filmmakers who created the original content, add their work to Content ID to ensure it’s not used without their permission. 

Whenever a new video is uploaded to YouTube, Content ID references it against the files in its database. If it finds a match, it alerts the copyright owner. The copyright owner can then do one of three things: 

  • Take your video down so it can’t be seen
  • Monetize your video with ads from which the copyright owner receives revenue
  • Get access to your video’s analytics data, like number of viewers, ad performance, and more

Copyright owners typically go with the second option, but by using licensed content from Soundstripe, you can avoid this situation altogether. 

How do you do that, exactly? You get permission from the copyright owner to use their work. The easiest way to do that is to license your stock media from a library like Soundstripe.

But the system isn’t perfect. Even when you have a license, there are still scenarios where Content ID will flag your videos. 

What’s more, new international legislation is on the way that will move the responsibility for identifying copyrighted content from the video owner (you) to the social media platform (YouTube). 

This means we expect to see a big rise in content claims on videos - even when you’ve licensed your songs legally.

Why You Should List Your Channel

When you list your channel on your Soundstripe account, you’re providing Soundstripe (as the copyright owner) a way to verify your license automatically when YouTube tells us someone is using our music.  

This way, if you do receive a content claim on a listed YouTube channel, Soundstripe is able to release it automatically — usually within minutes.

Channel Listing with Soundstripe

You can now list your channel directly through Soundstripe. That means every time you use Soundstripe music, you’ll be covered for content claims.

The number of channels you can list varies based on your subscription. Here’s a breakdown: 

Creator: 1 channel

Pro & Pro Plus: 5 channels 

If you’re creating and posting content on behalf of clients, you’ll also be able to generate a one-time use code to cover their video(s).  

We know Content ID is one of the biggest challenges facing creators today. YouTube is absolutely massive, so being able to upload your videos there without fear of being flagged is paramount. 

The solution is here:

List your personal channel(s)

The easiest way to make sure your content claims are cleared automatically is to list your personal YouTube channels on your Soundstripe account.  Doing this ensures that Soundstripe can identify your channel and automatically release any claims for that channel related to Soundstripe music.  

To do this, in your Account Menu, you’ll see an option for a Content ID tab.  

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Once there, you can paste in your channel ID, or search by a channel name or keyword to locate your channel.  Select the correct channel from the dropdown and that’s it! 

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Your channel has been added, and will be recognized as a licensed user of Soundstripe while you are a subscriber. 

Remember, Creator plan customers can clear one channel; Pro and Pro Plus customers can clear up to five channels.

But don't fret! Listing your channel on your Soundstripe account does not give Soundstripe access to any of your private channel data, or to your YouTube audience.

Read more about listing YouTube channels and generating YouTube codes for your individual video needs with new Soundstripe account features.