Copyright Clearance Assistance
Information on this page is updated frequently. Please read ALL information before submitting any forms below. Submitting incorrect information and/or not providing your music license will cause delays in response from us.
YouTube Clearance Requests Are Submitted Each Monday
PLEASE NOTE: We process any claims submitted though our website or via email each Monday morning (approximately at noon, Toronto time). If you submit your claim on a Wednesday, for example, it will be processed the following Monday.
Specifically for YouTube, once processed by us, claims are typically resolved in 24 to 72 hours by our partner AdRev and will be reflected inside your YouTube account.
Please also note that any monetization / earnings held on your YouTube account will be returned when claims are cleared.
Jump to section:
- What is Content ID, and why was my video flagged?
- What videos can King’s Crown Productions help to clear?
- Clearing a YouTube video
- Clearing a Facebook video
- Clearance Assistance Form
What is Content ID, and why was my video flagged?
Content ID is a type of “digital fingerprinting” technology that was developed by YouTube to protect the intellectual property rights of copyright holders.
Digital fingerprinting technology (which exists in other forms besides Content ID as well) allows music to be tracked across various platforms so that legitimate and illegitimate uses can be distinguished and rights holders and content creators can be accurately and fairly paid for their work.
To prevent illegal use and to protect legitimate license holders like you, the music we publish / control has been digitally fingerprinted and registered with various partners. This includes YouTube’s Content ID program (administered by AdRev) and TuneCore.
If your video is flagged, YouTube (or other platforms) want to make sure you have a legitimate license to use the song. This is a normal process of using registered music on a platform and though sometimes the language is confusing, is nothing to be alarmed or worried about.
When the music in your video is “flagged” by a third party, your account still remains in perfect standing and your video will still be allowed to remain in place.
So what happens? On YouTube, monetization earnings from your video will be temporarily retained until the video is “cleared” for use. On Facebook, portion or all audio will be muted until any third party claims have been cleared. When it comes to advertising revenue on YouTube, once your video is cleared, any ad revenue collected will be returned to your account.
What videos can King’s Crown Productions help to clear?
It is important to note that we can ONLY assist with clearing videos we control the rights to. Specifically, this is music showing as registered to Tim McMorris or King’s Crown Productions Inc.
IMPORTANT: We CANNOT help to clear all AdRev claims on YouTube — They must be directly related to the portfolio of Tim McMorris or King’s Crown Productions. We often receive messages from AudioJungle and Envato Elements customers asking us to clear a video’s music when we do not control the rights to the work. If the license is not from us, you must contact the author or publisher of that specific author for assistance.
Clearing a YouTube video
There are two methods to clear any claims made on your YouTube videos:
1.) Submit a dispute directly within your YouTube account
When you receive a third-party notice on a video, you can directly dispute the claim in your account, where you will also be able to upload your music license as proof of purchase. Step by step instructions on how to dispute claims within your account can be found on YouTube’s support page.
2.) Submit the form below for our help in clearing your video
If your video has been flagged on YouTube and you have licensed music from King’s Crown Productions directly, via AudioJungle or Envato Elements (for author Tim McMorris only) we can assist you in clearing YouTube notices by contacting AdRev directly.
To initiate the clearing process, please fill out and submit the form at the bottom of the page. Once we have your complete information we will submit it on your behalf. Claims are often times removed in 48 – 72 hours once they have been received.
PLEASE NOTE: We are closed on weekends and for Canadian holidays. Claims submitted during these times will be processed on the next working business day.
Pre-Clearing videos no longer an option
In the past, videos could be pre-cleared before use, however at this time we are no longer able to automatically pre-clear YouTube videos. This is do to a change in AdRev’s policy and they have removed the functionality from their online portal.
We understand you may have received outdated information from AudioJungle or Envato Elements and arrived here to pre-clear your video. We apologize for the inconvenience! We are in the process of updating all info to be current. To be clear, if your video does get flagged we CAN help get it cleared quickly and efficiently.
Channel whitelisting is not longer available at this time. If flagged, videos must be cleared on a video by video basis.
Clearing a facebook video
IMPORTANT: In September 2022 Facebook made significant changes to their copyright detection algorithm which has led to a significant increase in flags from the platform.
At this time there is no tool for us to release any automatic claims made by our partners (we can only clear manual claims made by us). Third-party claims must be challenged directly within your Facebook account.
To clear any facebook claims, please follow the instructions below: