The “matched third party content” notification happens because the YouTube Content ID system has found an occurrence of my music and it is not smart enough to know if it was licensed, and/or abiding by the CC-BYNC license that I allow. Fear not. It’s quickly remedied.
If you purchased a license and are having issues with a third party claim, please drop me a line and I will help as quickly as possible. If you are using my music under the guidelines of a Creative Commons BY-NC License, you can do one of two things in this situation:
1. Do nothing. You are NOT penalized by a matched third party claim. Youtube will run a click-to-hide banner to offset a very tiny streaming royalty for the music. If you have used the music for free, I appreciate this token of support, but I certainly understand if you would prefer to have any advertising removed. (Vimeo is a good alternative if you just want to post a video without the fuss of Content ID.)
2. Dispute the claim.
1) Go to the video manager page.
2) Click the “matched third party content” blue hyperlink next to the video.
3) Click “Dispute”.
4) Scroll down and select the 5th click option “I have a license or written permission from the proper rights holder to use this material” and Click “Continue”.
5) Click “I am sure that I have a license or written permission, and I want to dispute this claim” and click “Continue”
5) In the “Please explain briefly section” state your type of use. If it is commercial please provide your invoice number from soundofpicture.com. If it is non-commercial please state it conforms to a CC-BYNC gratis license. (See above for more about what is commercial.)
6) Click the “I have a good faith belief…” box and enter your name.
7) Click continue.
8) Click “Submit Dispute” on the following page, and confirm the dispute by clicking “OK” on the pop up window.
The claim is usually resolved within one working day.