The Content ID system allows you to monetize any video on YouTube that uses your music, no matter who uploaded it. Whether it’s a fan lip-syncing to your song, background music in a tutorial video, or any other kind of user-generated content on YouTube that features your music, the ad revenue from those videos can get paid to you instead of the video creator.
How does the Content ID system work?
Every time a copyright holder’s content is delivered to Content ID, a digital fingerprint is created. The database is then scanned to determine if the audio and video fingerprint is used in uploaded videos. When the system finds a match, the video using the content gets a Content ID claim, and monetization (ads) will be turned-on for that video. YouTube charges advertisers on a per-click or per-display basis and shares the revenue with you, allowing you to make money from people viewing your videos and clicking on the ad links.
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