You must own 100% of the music you are submitting for Content ID. This means that beats containing unedited samples, loops or royalty free music cannot be submitted. This includes royalty-free loops obtained from sound kits, as these were created by a 3rd party. Once they are used in your beat, it cannot be monetized on YouTube.
An edited sample/loop refers to music that is unrecognizable when compared to the original. This does not include simply pitching up/down, or changing the tempo.
Content not allowed includes:
- Samples (unedited to the point of being unrecognizable)
- Loops (unedited to the point of being unrecognizable)
- Stock music
- Royalty free music
- Full songs, with vocals
- Pre made DAW loops (e.g. Apple loops)
- Music you've downloaded for free
- Music you've purchased a license for
- Music created in music generator apps (e.g. Groovepad)
- Music created using Artificial Intelligence
- Any other music not created entirely by yourself
If we discover beats that contain any ineligible content, or are in any other way ineligible for monetization, we will remove them from Content ID without warning. (This does not affect their use in your Airbit store).
If we see a large number of beats containing loops/samples being monetized from one individual, that individual may be removed from the Content ID program entirely, ending their monetization with us.
Similarly, loops themselves cannot be submitted for Content ID. This means if you are selling loop kits/sample packs, the individual loops cannot be submitted for monetization. If you are creating kits using sounds from your beats, please click here for more information on how this works with Content ID.
If you're unsure whether your music meets this criteria, or have any questions, please email us at email@example.com, and for more information on what is deemed acceptable by Youtube, please read this guide: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2605065?hl=en
For a guide to what content can be monetized on YouTube, please click here.
Content ID is available to Platinum members only. If you have a free account, you can upgrade here.