One of the services we provide for our customers at musicloops.com is to make sure that the music we license is Youtube-Safe and will not trigger third party claims by other companies. I also personally follow up and resolve any claims that may arise when customers use our music in their Youtube video. I have been dealing with the issue for over 4 years now and am getting pretty good at getting these issues quickly resolved and also at making it very unlikely that issues arise in the first place.
I recently had an issue where a company simply called adshare and adrev with no real way to contact either company.
I since found out that
Adshare is GoDigital Media
Adrev is Audiomicro
You can read lots of horror stories and find out otherwise hidden contact emails for many of the people at these companies so that you can ask to have their claims removed from your video.
Here is a link to an article that talks about one innocent Youtube uploader who was told that his video of natare (with absolutely no music used, only the existing nature sounds in the background) was somehow owned by Rumblefish and that they owned the nature sounds the video this youtuber had recorded.
This article talks about Youtube Copyfraud and how some companies are earning revenue from public domain content
This is an amazing article and wesbite that lays out all of the problems and also names and shames many of the companies that are making all of these false claims on legal uses of music in youtube videos.
There is an update at the top which explains some of the recent changes to the system that Youtube has implemented. In my experience these changes and updates have made my job a bit easier in getting these false claims removed from our clients videos.
The reason for this post is to simply explain that this problem is not isolated to some royalty free music site and composer but is a premeditated effort on the part of some nefarious companies to earn revenue on music that they have no right to earn revenue from.
The fight goes on.
- Mark Lewis
PartmersInRhyme.com and MusicLoops.com