I’d like to find out more about this as well. I actually collaborated with an artist for an EP recently which he then released through Tunecore and because of that my beats that he used on the released tracks have now been claimed for copyright on my youtube channel and are now being monetized by Tunecore on the artist’s behalf, meaning i now get ads on these beat videos that are on my channel and they get all the revenue from that…
So this means that Youtube (Content ID?) can’t really distinguish beats and finished songs probably cause there are parts that contain just the instrumental without any vocals and the system picks this up.
I asked the artist to contact Tunecore about this but they (Tunecore) replied there’s nothing they can do - the only thing that can be done is that the artist disables monetization for these specific tracks.
I also tried to dispute the copyright claim with Tunecore directly through youtube explaining them the situation and that these are actually my own beats that the artist used for his songs on the EP we released together (i told them they could see that my name is on the EP as well btw) but they rejected it and youtube now states that if i try to appeal the rejected dispute unsuccessfully my channel might get penalized…
So this seems to be a really big problem for producers leasing beats right now as that means that only one artist can monetize a song using a specific beat and you can’t even monetize the beat yourself if you wanted - and you also get a copyright claim and ads on top of that… The copyright claim itself shouldn’t really hurt your channel (at least if it’s from Tunecore it seems) but still this doesn’t seem right at all.
Hasn’t anyone else had any similar issues - as this seems like a big issue for producers like us who are leasing beats to artists - and if so how do you deal with it or prevent it from happening?
Btw i hadn’t noticed the copyright claims on my youtube channel for a while since i use an ad-blocker and i only noticed them recently by accident, so if other producers are reading this check out your youtube dashboard as you may also have copyright claims without even knowing it as it seems youtube doesn’t really inform you when this happens!