YouTube Content ID: Monetize and Protect Your Music

February 10, 2023

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Sonomo supports monetization through YouTube Content ID

As a record label, you want to make sure that your artists' music is protected and monetized effectively. YouTube is one of the largest music streaming platforms in the world, and utilizing its Content ID system can help you do just that. We'll go over what YouTube Content ID is, its advantages and pain points, and how Sonomo can help you make the most of this powerful tool.

So, what is YouTube Content ID

YouTube Content ID is a digital fingerprinting system that helps content owners identify and manage their copyrighted material on the platform. It allows you to identify videos that contain your copyrighted music and to monetize them. You can also choose to block these videos if you don't want them using your music on their YouTube videos.

Advantages of Using YouTube Content ID

Monetization: The most obvious advantage of using Content ID is that it allows you to monetize your music on YouTube. When someone else uses your music in a video, you can run ads against the video and earn revenue from ad views.

Protection of Intellectual Property: Content ID also helps protect your music and the rights to it. If someone else uses your music without proper authorization, you can block the video or have it taken down.

Pain Points When Using YouTube Content ID

Complexity: YouTube's Content ID system can be complex and difficult to navigate, especially for those without experience in the music industry.

Time-consuming: Monitoring and managing your copyrighted material on YouTube can be time-consuming, especially if you have a large catalog of music.

How Can Sonomo Help You

Sonomo removes the complexity associated with YouTube Content ID by automatically managing your music on your behalf. Sonomo will manage and monetize your distributed music without much input beyond the initial step of distributing your music with us. Our platform integrates with YouTube Content ID and collects revenue if someone else uses your music. You can also use Sonomo to block others from using your content without proper authorization. Usually, you'd want to allow others to use your music in their videos (so you monetize it!).

YouTube Content ID is available for artists and record labels who subscribe to the "Label Pro" plan. Unlike many other distributors, Sonomo doesn't take a cut from the revenue generated and collected from YouTube Content ID.

Sonomo's Distribution Plans

Sonomo's distribution plans cater to a wide range of record labels and help their artists distribute their music to over 100 music streaming apps and services, including Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Amazon, Deezer, and TIDAL. Additionally, Sonomo distributes to social media networks including TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram. Our plans come with access to premium commercial deals with these services that will help you maximize your returns from distributed music.

Bringing Investment Capital to Music

In addition to distribution services, Sonomo brings investment capital to your music. Sonomo allows record labels and artists to monetize their music by selling the rights to future royalties to investors. As a record label or an artist, you no longer have to wait for years for the royalties to add up to a meaningful amount. You can get access to that entire amount immediately in exchange for selling the right to earn royalties in the future to investors who wish to diversify their investment portfolios. Sonomo is an exchange that brings together rights holders (like yourself) and matches them with investors who wish to buy/invest in music royalties.

Get Started

YouTube Content ID is a powerful tool for record labels to monetize their music and protect their intellectual property rights. Sonomo, integrates with YouTube Content ID to automatically collect revenue and prevent unauthorized use of your content. You can get started with our music distribution product and view all features, plans, and prices now. Once you sign up - you will be provided access to our distribution portal within a minute. You can start distributing your music immediately.


Sonomo supports monetization through YouTube Content ID