What is Content ID? 
Tracking your music’s digital fingerprint. 

Content ID is a system developed by YouTube that allows you to monetize videos that contain your content – even if it is uploaded by another user.  Yes, that’s right– when advertisements play on any video that contains a master recording, composition, or music video you hold the copyrights to, YouTube will give you a portion of the ad revenue that those videos generate. So if your song ends up in the background of a viral video, you get paid.

Watch the latest episode of Vydia University where the Vydia team dives into how to make money with YouTube’s Content ID.

To have your content ingested into YouTube’s Content ID – become a pro-level user on Vydia’s platform for only $20 per year, create a new release and select Content ID. Get started on Vydia.com.

As always, if you have a question about this episode or want to learn more about a specific topic in the industry, tweet to us using the hashtag #AskVydia and look forward to the answers in a future episode.

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