You can opt-in for YouTube Content ID for free whenever you're going through the uploading process of a release.
We'll add your release to YouTube's Content ID database, and continually scan for matches. When your music is detected in any YouTube video, you'll be notified—and ad revenue will automatically go to you, instead of to the person who uploaded the video.
You'll keep all earnings generated through Content ID and it will be automatically added to your royalty statements, analytics and payouts.
Learn more about Content ID from YouTube here:
YouTube is very strict with what is eligible for Content ID and what isn't.
Your release must follow all the guidelines below in order for Content ID to be applied:
✅ 1) Your release must NOT contain any audio (beats, loops, samples, video game sounds, other people's music, etc) that you didn't create on your own.
✅ 2) Your release does NOT contain beats, loops, sound effects, samples, or other audio that you downloaded from sample packs or other public sources. This includes paid sources like Splice as well as free sources such as GarageBand, Ableton, FL Studio (Fruity Loops), etc.
✅ 3) You must agree to NOT allow other artists to remix this release or use any of the sounds from this release in their own songs. (That's because if their remix gets uploaded to YouTube, Content ID may claim it as yours. Or if the remixer opts into Content ID, it may think your version is the same song, and claim it as theirs).
✅ 4) Your release does NOT contain public domain recordings or songs.
✅ 5) Your release does NOT contain sounds from video games, television, movies, etc.
✅ 6) Your release does NOT contain any audio from other peoples' YouTube videos.
✅ 7) You're the only person who will add this single to YouTube Content ID. Nobody else (band members, producer, etc.) will also try to add it to YouTube Content ID. Because that causes a huge mess.
✅ 8) You have NOT used another company, such as TuneCore, DistroKid, CD Baby, to submit this single to YouTube Content ID. That will cause a conflict, and a mess.
If you choose to have Content ID on a release that does not meet all the mentioned criteria, your Boost Collective account may get suspended. Or worse, you'll be liable for any fees (legal or otherwise) that may accrue.
As long as you follow the rules, you'll be earning that sweet, sweet Content ID cash !