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YouTube Copyright Notices

YouTube uses recognition software that scans the music in your video to see if you are using copyrighted material.

Bensound's music tracks are not registered in the YouTube content ID so:
You shouldn’t get a copyright notice when using our music.

If you credited us or used one of our paid options and receive a copyright claim, it is either a "false positive" (the software is wrong) or someone has fraudulently registered our music.

If you have a Copyright Notice:

  • Contest the Claim: Don’t panic, do not remove your video or replace the music, YouTube won’t ban or penalize you. The copyright notification will eventually be dropped (it takes from a few hours to several days) and if monetization is activated on your video all revenue starting from the day you contested the claim will be returned to you.
  • When YouTube asks you for a reason, check: "I have permission or a license to use the content claimed in my video" If you were using our Free License with credits, in the comments field put a link to the page where you have downloaded the track. If you have bought a license, give your license certificate information.
  • If the claim is not yet reported contact us with details about the claim: track title, composer, and the company and/or label that has registered the track. This way we can do something on our side if someone is trying to steal our artists' work.
    Current fraudulent claims reported:

  • Claim from WMG from using our track "GOING HIGHER".  
  • Claim from ELLO MUSIC from using our track "PERCEPTION".
  • Claim from MASSENEXT INC. from using our track "BEYOND THE LINE".
  • Claim from ROTANA MUSIC from using our track " HAPPY ROCK".
  • The YouTube Content ID needs to be improved!

    Anybody can register music to the Content ID. Even if you don’t have a label, you just have to create an account on a platform and upload the file. The consequence of this is that anybody can actually upload a musician’s music and claim it as their own work.

    There are solutions that YouTube could implement:

    • Allow composers to «white list» their music if they want to. That will prevent people from claiming other artists’ music as their own.
    • Allow people that register music in the content ID to authorize the use of their music by default if they want to. This way if someone else claims the music a dispute is created between the 2 parties and the video won’t be impacted during the investigation.