Why am I seeing a claim from FUGA / IIP-DDS?
Soundrop is partnered with FUGA to provide Content ID to our artists. Soundrop and FUGA are both a part of Downtown Music and FUGA’s deliveries are powered by a service called IIP-DDS. If you see FUGA / IIP-DDS on your videos, this is normal and it is just an extension of Soundrop.
That being said, the claim notice you're seeing in your YouTube account is correct per the YouTube monetization service you opted into with Soundrop! You've received what is called a Content ID claim (this is NOT a copyright strike).
The claim from FUGA / IIP-DDS (on behalf of Soundrop and you, the artist) means that YouTube’s Content ID system has identified your music in the video and has placed a claim for monetization. This tells YouTube to place an advertisement on the video which then allows Soundrop to collect ad revenue on your behalf.
Rest assured that Soundrop does not own your content or copyright. We are just administering its use on YouTube as a result of your participation in the YouTube Content ID service. If you'd like to continue using YouTube Content ID, there's no need to take action.
If FUGA / IIP-DDS (i.e. Soundrop) has claimed your video but you would rather monetize it on your own, please keep reading.
Disputing, releasing, and handling monetization yourself
The best and quickest way to have Soundrop release a claim is to dispute the claim within your YouTube account. This YouTube article details the dispute process.
Read each scenario below to find out what information should be included in your dispute:
🎵 If you are a Soundrop artist and you wish to monetize a video on your own:
Your dispute must include the following note:
"My name is (YourName), I am a Soundrop artist (YourUsername) and I wish to handle my own monetization on this video."
Our Content Administrators will review all the disputes received and release the claim on the video. If you fail to enter the above statement in your YouTube dispute, including the Soundrop username, the claim may be reinstated, so it is very important to include the statement and username.
🎵 If you are a channel owner with permission from a Soundrop artist, OR you are a Soundrop artist who gave permission to someone else to use your music ad-free:
Within your dispute it is important to include a shareable link to a document that proves permission given. You may also have the copyright owner contact us to state that you have permission to use the music in your video ad-free, providing us with the Soundrop account username.
🎵 If you are a non-Soundrop artist / content creator disputing a FUGA claim by a Soundrop artist:
Dispute the claim from within your YouTube account and provide any pertinent information that will help support your claim to use the content. Click here to see how.
My video was blocked on YouTube
YouTube implemented a content management rule in August of 2019 that blocks all uploads of an entire album into one video. Occasionally, YouTube will also block any video that contains two or more tracks from the same album.
If you uploaded your entire album, you can dispute the claim from within your YouTube account.
YouTube implemented this rule in order to encourage uploaders to use the streaming version of their platform, YouTube Music. If you would still like to upload your music videos and have them claimed by us without them getting blocked, we suggest breaking up full albums into separate videos for each song and playlisting them. This can be is a very effective way to drive views and watch-time while not interrupting the listening experience of your fans. This will ensure that your videos don’t get blocked. Follow this link to find out how.
I don't see claims on my videos yet
When Content ID claims your video, you’ll get an email from YouTube, but you can take a look inside your YouTube account as well. Here's how:
1. Sign in to your YouTube Studio
2. From the left menu, click Content
3. Click the filter bar, and select Copyright Claims
4, In the Restrictions column, if a video has a claim on it, it will be labeled Copyright claim
5. Hover over Copyright claim in the Restrictions column and click SEE DETAILS
6. Click the down arrow to expand the claim details
Reminder: YouTube requires channels to have 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours to qualify for YouTube Ad Monetization. This requirement is known as the YouTube Partner Program. We can still claim your video, but ads will not be placed until your channel meets those requirements.