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SourceAudio Offers YouTubers Whitelisting

New music licensing effort aims to help users avoid YouTube infringement takedowns.

Los Angeles, CA (September 28, 2018)—SourceAudio is offering a new licensing scheme intended to avoid issues of music copyright infringement or third-party takedowns on YouTube.

SourceAudio has announced the launch, timed to coincide with this week’s Production Music Conference (PMC) in Hollywood, of a new DIY YouTube whitelisting capability for e-commerce-enabled SourceAudio sites. Geoffrey Grotz, SourceAudio’s CEO and cofounder, describes the company’s e-commerce platform as “Shopify for Music Licensing.”

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YouTube Content ID powered by SourceAudio ensures that music publishers can maximize their ad revenue, or turn off ads/whitelist channels for clients who have legitimately licensed a song for YouTube, on the world’s largest video platform through its whitelisting and reporting tools.

The company’s thousands of platform publishers—with over 30 million songs hosted on the platform combined—can now enable their own licensing storefronts specifically for YouTube video creators that want to license music for their channels. Grotz notes that it is the first scheme of its kind to be offered within a white label music licensing platform.

Said Grotz, “Our DIY whitelisting functionality lets our clients’ customers license a song, download it, and then instantly whitelist their own YouTube channel for that song so their video is free and clear of any potential take-downs or third-party monetization claims.

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“We can guarantee licensees that license from a SourceAudio powered site, which enables this new whitelisting capability, will be free-and-clear from all future claims after the video is published to YouTube.”

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