YouTube Content ID

Music by Christian Andersson at Craze Music, including tracks licensed at other sites, are 100% allowed to be used in YouTube clips without additional payments and without ads. With a valid license for a track, you have nothing to worry about.

If you get a copyright notice from YouTube, provide valid license/receipt for the purchased track:
- For Craze Music, attach the Licence/Contract PDF.
- For other sites, attach/copy the corresponding license certificate/receipt. (If you don't have it already in your email inbox, the license/receipt can often be downloaded at any time from the site where you purchased the track.)

It is also recommended to type something like:
'License to use this music by Christian Andersson was purchased from [NameOfSite].'

Below is an example of how YouTube could display a Copyright Notice.

Craze Music Productions Studio

What is YouTube Content ID?

Many online based music composers have their content digitally fingerprinted via Content ID to help protect against unauthorized uses, and also use YouTube Partner platforms to administer and manage their content.

YouTube Content ID is a digital fingerprinting system that content creators can use to easily identify and manage their copyrighted content on YouTube. Videos uploaded to YouTube are compared against audio and video files registered with Content ID by content owners, looking for any matches. When a video is matched to Content ID registered content, a copyright notice will appear on the video, and the content owner may choose to take certain actions, such as:
- Clearing the claim and taking no further action
- Tracking the video's viewership statistics
- Monetizing the video by running ads against it
- Muting the audio that matches their music
- Or even blocking a whole video from being viewed
Since you have purchased a valid license, just insert your license/receipt, as shown above, and your clip will NOT be monetized or blocked.

Why is Craze Music in the YouTube Content ID system?

There are several reasons:
- There are individuals/companies that illegally submit my music into YouTube Content ID system to collect money (that should go to me) without my knowledge and permission.
- Some companies do this with the intention to double-charge my customers - they want payment for the YouTube clip even though a customer has already paid for a license somewhere else! Therefore, it is actually safer for my customers that I submit my material into YouTube Content ID system. Then you will never become double charged by some greedy company, claiming copyrights without my knowledge.
- There is money reserved (at PROs) to composers for their music being streamed on YouTube. Staying out of the YouTube Content ID system means that the composer cannot take part of this income.
- A Canadian TV Music agency (where I regularly get music placements) has asked me to join this system, partly because of the reasons mentioned above.
- Several sites sell Craze Music tracks, and some of them have big problems with credit card fraud, which means illegal copies of Craze Music IPR is continously being spread and used. Placing ads on those pirated music YouTube clips will at least give something back.

Craze Music uses AdRev, a YouTube Partner platform using the Content ID system to manage and administer copyrighted content on behalf of content owners. YouTube videos that contain licensed, digitally fingerprinted music, may give a 'matched third party content' copyright notice in the YouTube Video Manager. Sometimes, it is shown almost immediately, and sometimes, it takes up to a few days.
Craze Music (and associated sites selling music by Craze Music) provide license certificates and purchase codes that can be used to clear any copyright notice from YouTube. Again, if you purchased a valid license, you have nothing to worry about. Just provide the purchased license/receipt if/when a copyright notice is shown.

Note: Getting a copyright notice does not mean that copyrights have been infringed, and this shouldn't be confused with a YouTube 'copyright strike'. It's simply a notice to advise that YouTube has detected Content ID registered content within the video, and that further information/action is needed.