YouTube Flagged My Video

You can proceed with posting the video or contest the removal and have the video reinstated. Use this text in your response:

“I have the rights to use the music in this video. It is under a royalty-free music license with no attribution required obtained from YouTube’s Audio Library of free music.”

If YouTube removes your Pearl video or flags it for a copyright issue, it is probably because their “content match” algorithm detected that the music in the video might belong to someone else. Learn more about how to make a request to YouTube to reinstate your video.

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We have licensed the music that we provide in the Pearl app for your videos. The music license gives us the rights for you to use the music tracks on both commercial and non-commercial projects that are both of a personal or professional nature, including sharing to services like YouTube. However, you cannot use or resell the individual music tracks by themselves. They must be included as part of your Pearl videos.

Please note, however, that not all of the music is exclusive to Pearl. The music artists have made their music available on the service we use, but they also sell their music through other channels. Because of this, YouTube has algorithms that will sometimes detect these music tracks in videos as an incorrect copyright violation and a third party will place a claim on the video. They may request that your video is flagged and removed, which is a mistake.

You can immediately contest this and let them know that you are using an app that has licensed the music for royalty-free use. Typically, this will immediately reinstate your video. But, if you have any issues, please contact us at [email protected] and we will contact them.

YouTube usually will leave your video posted, but will notify you that the music owner will receive revenue from ads against that video. If you would like, this can also be contested. We are able to contact third-party claimants directly to have the claims removed so that you’re able to monetize or not monetize the videos at your discretion.

We apologize for the inconvenience and frustration this may have caused.