Knowledge Base Article: KB2640
Topic: FAQ - Site Usage and Commerce Questions

Title: I received a notice from YouTube that the music I bought here belongs to a third party. What do I do?

Last Reviewed: Jul 03, 2014

Q. I received a notice from YouTube that the music I bought here belongs to a third party. What do I do?

A. First, we apologize if this happens to you.  Please be assured you that all our music is 100% copyright clear. Using our music with a purchased license is 100% legal, and you are not doing anything wrong.

Unfortunately, false or mistaken copyright claims are a known issue with YouTube and music libraries. The most efficient response is to simply counter the claim with your AudioSparx license. The claim will then be dropped. You can read more about making a counter notification here:  

Or also you can send us a direct link to your video at YouTube, as well as a copy of the notification you have received from YouTube, and we will investigate it for you and we may be able to resolve it quickly for you.

Classical music has a higher risk of being misidentified by YouTube software since the composition remains the same; only the masters (the actual interpretation or recording) are different. A Beethoven song played by one orchestra (what you get from AudioSparx) can be misidentified as the same music by Beethoven interpreted by a different orchestra that may belong to a different music library, for example.

Please note that your AudioSparx license does NOT allow you to upload your project to YouTube’s Content ID.  AudioSparx retains ownership of the recording. Due to the nature of YouTube’s music recognition software, uploading AudioSparx music to Content ID – even as background music to your project – will cause mistaken copyright claims for other users and/or prevent you from uploading your content.

If you have more questions about the YouTube claim process, please contact us.

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