Disputing Content ID Matches on my Songs

My songs are not entered in YouTube’s Content ID Match system. Therefore, if you get a Content ID match notification from YouTube, you should dispute it. There might be two reasons for the match:

  • It is a false match to a similar song. Some of my songs feature pre-recorded loops from collections such as Soundpool. Occasionally other musicians will use the same loops in their songs. This can generate a false match.
  • Someone else has used the same song in his/her video.

No matter what the reason is, you should dispute the match. When you asked to clarify the nature of the dispute, select the option that states ‘I have the license or necessary permissions.” You can add the following text.

I have permission to use the music in this video. The music in this video is {song no. and title} by longzijun. As stated in the terms of use, the song is free to use for non-commercial YouTube videos (no matter whether the video is monetized or not) as long as it is credited, which I have done. The terms of use are here: https://longzijun.wordpress.com/music/free-background-music-series-terms-of-use/

To find the song number of the song you have used, enter the title of the song to this site’s search bar (at the top of the column on the right). When sending your dispute, you may also want to send the link to a page that features that song. If you can’t remember the song title, you will simply have to browse through the collection until you find the song you have used.