If you’re opted in to Content ID through AWAL, we’ll deliver your recordings there by default to help monetize your music in user-generated content on Youtube. When your recording is located in any UGC on YouTube, a ‘claim’ will be placed on the video and we will begin monetizing. These claims do not generally result in blocking or takedown of the videos, but rather exist solely to help us monetize.
Claim release should be done on a one-off basis, but if you’ve agreed to allow a 3rd party channel to use your recording for free we can help you release our claim on the specific video. Please get in touch with us (via the Contact Us page on your Portal) with the URL of the video in question and the ISRC of the track the video contains. We’ll lift our claim from the video in question then and cease monetizing that specific use of your recording.
Note: If you’re planning to utilize YouTube as a large piece of your promotional campaign, it may be worth opting out of Content ID for the time being to prevent consistent claims from being placed on videos by your 3rd party promotional channel partners.
From the AWAL Academy: For more information on working well with YouTube do check out this quick overview of the platform from Aaron Bogucki (Global Head of the Audience Development team at AWAL).