Why should I use the YouTube Content ID system?

There are two big (and beneficial) reasons to get your music into YouTube’s Content ID system, even if you’re a beatmaker.

  • Recognition

YouTube videos are a great opportunity to pick up new listeners and increase your fanbase in an organic way, which can lead to additional revenue when these new fans buy your beats. 

Video creators may sometimes forget where they bought a beat, or forget to credit it properly. YouTube’s Content ID system ensures that you get credited for your music when it’s used (if you choose to let a creator use your music). This is also a way to verify that the video creator has the right to use your music.

  • Financial compensation

With Content ID, you have the option to monetize your music when it’s used in YouTube videos, and you’ll earn money with every view that video gets.


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