Why is DayFox using Content ID and AdRev ?

Content ID and AdRev have been around for years, and they have become an accepted and standard part of the music licensing equation for many composers as well as for YouTube content creators. For a long time I was reluctant to register my music with Content ID out of concern for the people who were already actively using my music in their YouTube videos. It turns out that my previous decision to stay on the Content ID sidelines allowed unscrupulous people to capitalize on that vulnerability.

I went through a period of time where my AudioJungle music portfolio was under repeated attacks by people who attempted to fraudulently register my music with Content ID with the intent to illegally collect advertising revenue from YouTube videos using my music. Each time I fought these illegal attacks I was left with a helpless feeling that my customers had been harassed in a situation that I had no control over and to a degree that was unknowable to me. In addition, many video creators (about 25%) do not give credit correctly by purpose or do not credit at all (15% of all users). 

Therefore I decided to register my music portfolio partially with Content ID (AdRev) to maintain control of my music. In doing so, I am able to better serve my customers and prevent the fraudulent harassment of my customers by individuals with malicious and illegal intentions.

Furthermore I do not set Content ID on every track, only on just 1/3 of my creations.

Thanks for your support and understanding!


Tip for clearing a video in advance.

If you wish to clear your video before releasing it on YouTube, you may upload your video as “Unlisted.” Then proceed to clear your video using the contact form below and send me the link. I will then remove the claim within maximum 48 hours (mainly within 5-12 hours). If the video is cleared you can then set the video status to “Public.”


Q: Why did I get a claim on my video
A: It may be that you did not credit correctly or wrongly in a way that is not acceptable. The “deal" is to give credit against usage of my music.

Q: What is Content ID?
A: Content ID is a digital fingerprinting system that helps identify copyrighted material within videos on YouTube. Music tracks within the Content ID database are compared against the music used in videos across YouTube and matches are identified.

Q: What is AdRev?
A: AdRev is a YouTube partner platform that uses the Content ID technology to protect and manage copyrighted material on the behalf of the content owners. AdRev identifies the usage of my music in Youtube videos and requests confirmation from the video creators that they have purchased a license to legally use my music.

When AdRev finds a video using my music a “matched third party content” copyright notice will be sent to the video creator. This is NOT a copyright infringement notice and alos NOT a strike – your channel is no harm or bad condition. It is a message notifying the video creator that YouTube has detected material registered with Content ID and that further action is required.

Q: I purchased a license. What do I do?
First of all, thank you for purchasing a license. While at first this may seem like a hassle, the process is very quick and actually protects you as a music licensee.

A: Contact me and I will assist you in making sure your video is cleared as quickly as possible.