When I upload my music on Distrokid (other distributors do the same)
if I want to get the content ID and the monetization of my song on YouTube, they ask this stuff:
“Important stuff that YouTube takes seriously
Does your single contain any audio (beats, loops, samples, video game sounds, other peoples’ music…) that you didn’t create yourself? If so, this single is unfortunately ineligible for YouTube Money. Not only that, but all of the following must be true as well:
I created all of the sounds myself
This single does NOT contain beats, loops, sound effects, or other audio that I downloaded from sample libraries or other public sources. This includes sounds that are available for free from GarageBand, Ableton, Logic, Fruity Loops, etc.”
Then according to them….any music created with samples or instruments in Cubase or with loops of Groove agent would be eligible for content ID. This is also on the Google site and they say that your music should be original enough. Otherwise the content ID system may recognize 2 songs that used the same loops as the same song….
Do you think they have legal basis to do so?? I mean in my view it is something foolish and done just in order do not pay money to small producers. We all use beats and loops, the point is if the elements are mixed in a sufficiently original way. But to ask that you “created all your sound yourself”…it is really absurd and contradicts the reality of music production. What do you think about? What is the Steinberg position about this???