YouTube

YouTube Art Track Videos

The video below is what’s known as a YouTube Art Track video.

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These are auto-generated videos, created after a delivery of content has been made to YouTube. You can see on the description ‘provided to YouTube by The state51 Conspiracy’.

Art Track videos are created for each of your label’s releases, however if you prefer to have these removed for a specific reason, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to process a takedown.

We would always advise that your content is made available as widely as possible to reach the largest audience available to you through each of the services.

Please bear in mind that by removing a YouTube Art Track video, YouTube Music Key subscribers (due for official launch shortly) will be unable to access this content – another highly valuable source of viewership.

Another thing worth noting – official videos are always given priority over Art Tracks. Therefore, there’s no need to worry that your own videos will lose out on potential views, as Art Track videos are placed lower in search results and playlists.


Content ID – How It Works

Copyright owners use a system called Content ID to easily identify and manage their catalogue on YouTube. This provides the ability for copyright owners to generate revenue on videos that feature their music.

Videos on YouTube are regularly scanned against a large database of files that have been submitted for Content ID. When a video contains a matching segment to a file that has been provided for Content ID, a claim is made on a video and monetization is enabled.

To help you understand the process in more detail, please watch the video below.


 

Claims from [Merlin] The state51 Conspiracy

Notifications may appear on your list of videos after Content ID claims are made, displaying the words ‘matched third-party content’.

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Clicking on ‘matched third-party content’ will show you the following message.

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PLEASE NOTE: If we are monetizing your catalogue on YouTube, please inform your artists that claims may appear on their videos from [Merlin] The state51 Conspiracy.


 

Linking Your Channel to The state51 Conspiracy Multi-Channel Network

If you would like your channel to be considered for monetization through The state51 Conspiracy’s Multi-Channel Network, please contact us at support@state51.com


Enabling Monetization

You can submit a video for monetization and enable ads by following either of the two processes below.

1] Upon Upload

  •  As your video uploads, click the “Monetization” tab on the upload page. Then click the “Monetize my video” check box.

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  • Select which ad formats you wish to enable for your video.
  •  Enter metadata information at the bottom of the page. Remember to include the ISRC code, label name, UPC (if known), artist name and release title, when possible. We will be unable to report revenue to your label without this information.
  •  Click the “Save changes” button.

Your video will go through a standard review process before ads begin to appear. You may be asked to submit information proving you own all necessary commercial use rights to any or all content in your video. Note that if you enable monetization at the time of upload and your video is set to private or unlisted, the video will remain without ads until it is made public.

2] After Upload

From your channel Video Manager:

  •  Locate your video.
  • Click the “Edit” or “$” button next to your video.
  • On the “Monetization” tab of the video editor, click the “Monetize my video” check box.
  • Select which ad formats you wish to enable for your video.
  •  Enter metadata information at the bottom of the page. Remember to include the ISRC code, label name, UPC (if known), artist name and release title, when possible. We will be unable to report revenue to your label without this information.
  •  Click “Save changes”.

Remember: by monetizing videos on YouTube, you must be able to confirm proof of ownership to the copyrighted material contained within your videos.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to submit certain videos for monetization after retrying, it may be due to those videos being age-restricted, claimed by a third party, AudioSwapped or settings may be set to unlisted or private. Videos that have already been rejected for monetization will fail to show the “$” icon.


Enabling Audio/Visual Content ID Matches

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Tick ‘Enable Content ID matches’ if you own both the audio AND visual content of the video.

If you do not have exclusive ownership of the audio/visual aspects, please do not tick this box.

Once enabled, YouTube will scan for videos with matching audio/visual segments and place claims on those with matching information.

It’s extremely important you do not enable this function if you are not the lawful copyright owner of both the audio and visual parts of your video, as it could result in erroneous third-party claims being made and a culmination of counter copyright strikes on your channel.

YouTube will terminate your channel if Content ID is abused – we strongly advise using this function with careful consideration.


Metadata Information – IMPORTANT FOR THOSE LINKED TO THE STATE51 CONSPIRACY MULTI-CHANNEL NETWORK

Once you have chosen the monetization settings for your video, you will need to include metadata information in the boxes provided (see screenshot below). Please ensure ‘Music Video’ is selected under Asset Information before inputting your metadata.

Label name, UPC, ISRC code and any other release information you have available should be included in each of the boxes provided.

If you fail to include this information, your videos will not include external retailer links and we will be unable to report revenue to your label.

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