Can I dispute a claim made on my YouTube video?

It’s not an uphill climb… just a few steps! 🚶‍♂️

To challenge claims made against you, you can dispute the claim in your YouTube dashboard. This can take between 3 – 5 days to be processed. If it hasn’t been seen to after this time, please give us a link to your video and we will look into this for you.

Don’t worry; claims made on your video do not place a copyright strike on your channel or video. It is simply collecting revenue for plays to the relevant owner of the song.

If the owner of the content has allowed usage and permission they will ask people to put the links to the song used in the description of the video for the claim to be lifted. If you have personally been given permission, please provide the UPC of the release in the dispute and the claim will be lifted.

If you own the music that is claiming:

When you distribute your music through RouteNote and select YouTube as a store, we will claim on any YouTube video that contains matching audio from your release on your behalf. 

The earnings from these claims will be reflected on your RouteNote account 45 days after the month they were earned in.

Take a look at our YouTube video below on this topic!

There are a few other ways to challenge these claims made on your videos:

Releasing Claims:

RouteNote can release claims on videos for you if you own the music used, all we need is a URL and a UPC!

Adding a Channel to the Allowlist:

YouTube channels can be added to the YouTube Allowlist to prevent further claims from RouteNote. However, this is dependent on eligibility. If you’d like to request to add a channel to theallowlist, send your channel ID to our Support Team so that we can review it for you.


Alternatively, we can remove your release from YouTube’s Content ID System. This will remove your audio asset from the Content ID system and prevent any claims being made in relation to the audio on your release.

If you have any further queries, feel free to get in touch with us!

See also:
Why is my YouTube video being claimed on? 
How do I add my YouTube channel to the allowlist to avoid content ID claims?
What is YouTube Content ID?

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