YouTube Credits Copyright Changes

Facebook
X
LinkedIn
Reddit
Email

Things are changing! Please watch the video, and/or have a read though the transcripty/post thing below!

Hello hello! I wanted to let you know about some important changes to the way crediting works on YouTube. If you use my music on YouTube, please keep reading! I’ll explain why the change is happening, but first let’s go over what you need to do from now on.

Basically, you must now add credits to the video description. Most of you already do that, so it won’t be too much of a hardship, but if you have included credits within the video itself, you’ll also have to add credits in the description as well.

To be clear, this only applies to users of the Creative Commons license option. If you have purchased a Pro License, or you have that as a Patreon perk, this doesn’t apply to you. Skip forward to here if that’s you.

How to credit?

You can grab the specific text from my website, and on each song’s page. It should look something like this:

Music: [Track Title] by Shane Ivers – https://www.silvermansound.com

The most important part to include is this bit, and this bit.

The text in the yellow boxes are the bits you need to include!

Because it’s that specific text that ensures your video is safe from copyright strikes.

It’s simple, just copy the credits, and paste them wherever you want in the video description.

Why the change?

The problem is that the YouTube Content ID system is far too easy to abuse. People are stealing my music, uploading it to Content ID, and then legitimate users of my music are getting copyright strikes.

Even I’ve gotten them – on my own music. Click on the images to see a typical tale unfold…

The only choice I have is to use the Content ID system myself to prevent anyone else from trying to claim my music, and that’s the main reason for the change.

To achieve this, I’ve teamed up with Frequency Music, who provide a “Smart Content ID” system. This is the system that scans your video description for the correct credit, looks for the specific keywords, and ensures that you won’t get any copyright strikes.

I know it’s annoying to have to change, and I’ve held off from doing this as long as possible, as I want the experience of using my music to be as simple as possible. Unfortunately, the havoc caused by these false claims is too much to deal with manually – so I need to be smarter!

What will happen if I don’t give credit?

If you don’t give credit, or the credit is misspelled or incorrect, Content ID will detect this, and you’ll receive a copyright claim from YouTube. It’s important to know that this is NOT a strike. It won’t impact your channels standing with YouTube, but you’ll no longer be able to monitise the video.

If you get a notice, you’ll firstly need to add credits, or double check that they are correct, and then fill out the YouTube Claim Release Request form in order to remove the claim – link below.

Pro Licenses

If you have purchased a pro license, or have unlimited licenses as a perk, please get in touch with me as soon as you can. If you send over a link to your YouTube channel, I can add your channel to the whitelist, which means that your video won’t be claimed.

Thank you!

Thanks for watching the video, feel free to reach out to me if you have any other questions. I’ve been doing this for ten years now, and a lot has changed in that time. I want to ensure that the library is protected for you and me, and that we can use newer technology to adapt to the ever-changing copyright landscape of the internets.

I really appreciate your support over the past ten years, and I also appreciate the time you take to make any necessary changes.

Shine on!

Facebook
X
LinkedIn
Reddit
Email
STEMS! How to use 'em
Uncategorized
Shane

The Power of Stems: Get More From Your Track!

Many tracks on Silverman Sound Studios come with “stems” when you purchase the Pro License, but what exactly are stems? In the crazy world of content creation, flexibility and creative control are key to achieving professional and dynamic results. Not to mention making your life easier! This is where stems come into play. If you’ve come across the term “stems” in the context of music but aren’t quite sure what it entails or why it’s beneficial, this article will clarify everything you need to know. Plus, we’ll explore specific examples of how you can leverage stems in your projects!

Read More »
Reviews
Shane

The PDP MUM-6: The best two-way monitor in the world?

I’ve been lucky enough to try out some new monitors. But these are something a bit special.

When it comes to small studio spaces, mine is about as small as they come. So finding a monitoring system that is top class, but still physically fits in the space is a real challenge.

How do the MUM-6s measure up?

Read More »
The Amazing List of (Actually) 100% Free Music!
Free Music Resources
Shane

The Amazing List of (Actually)100% Free Music!

So here I aim to gather all of the totally free music resources in one list. For a site to make the list, it must offer tracks that are not only free to use but also cleared for commercial purposes. No strings attached, no hidden costs.

Read More »
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

Need to know every time a fresh track drops?

Wow, you made it here? It seems that you like what you hear! Fancy receiving some musical goodness directly into your mailbox?

Glad You Like The Track!​

I depend on your help to keep the free music online:

If you found my music useful, please consider donating.

Make a PayPal Donation =)

Even a small donation helps massively, and I would be so incredibly grateful.

(Psssst! You don’t need a PayPal account to make a donation).

Become a Patron!
Pledge monthly in return for some amazing perks!

Join the Mailing List
Get email notifications every time a fresh track drops!

Subscribe on YouTube
Support my work, and see cool animations – go on! It’s free!

Please read the license options before using my music

If this is your first time here – please read the FAQs

Download EVERY SINGLE MP3 IN ONE GO

Cookies, cookies everywhere, so why am I still so hungry? Accept these cookies and move on with your life...
Before you go...
Why not sign up to the newsletter to get an email every time I release a new piece of music? Go on! Subscribers also get
10% off
Support me on Patreon!
Get Unlimited Pro Licenses!