ASCAP has mutual agreements with PROs around the world. We represent their local music for American concerts, and they represent ASCAP music for concerts in their territories. If a song written or co-written by an ASCAP-licensed foreign author is played in the United States, we collect the performance data and royalties and then send it back to the local PRO for distribution to the song`s foreign authors. ASCAP represents the public performance rights of more than 775,000 songwriters and music publishers. YouTube pays a license fee to ASCAP for the right to play our members` music in YouTube videos*. We then distribute these royalties to ASCAP members in the form of royalties. ASCAP works on a public utility basis and distributes all license fees we collect to our composer, composer and publisher members, less our operating costs. Of every dollar we raise, we distribute 88 cents to our members as royalties. If you have added music to your video that is in our music repertoire of more than 11.5 works, you may receive a notification displaying on behalf of our members a copyright on your video so that they can earn their performance expenses. Remember that Content ID is created, owned, and controlled by YouTube. ASCAP has no control over how it works. Although Content ID is not perfect, it is currently the only system that YouTube offers for monetizing music in YouTube videos.
Copyright owners – for example. B songwriters, composers and music publishers of music composition and record companies and artists of sound recording, etc. – can decide if you can use their music in your videos. Some owners may choose to block or delete the video instead of placing ads on it. To the extent permitted by law, YouTube and affiliates are not responsible for the following: for a number of reasons, YouTube may temporarily or permanently block your Google Account, access to the Service in its entirety or to its various areas, if permitted directly or through a Google Account. This is possible if: (a) you materially or repeatedly violate this Agreement; b) such measures are imposed by us by law or by a court order; c) we have reason to believe that your actions may result in legal liability or harm to a user, third party, YouTube or Affiliate. ASCAP is an association of more than 775,000 composers, composers and music publishers. As a performance rights organization (PRO), our main task is to ensure that our members are fairly compensated when their music is played in public. We work within YouTube`s proprietary content id system to identify the music of ASCAP members in the billions of hours of videos that users watch daily on YouTube.
Content ID isn`t perfect, but it`s the only system YouTube makes available for monetizing music in YouTube videos. We believe that ASCAP`s participation will allow us to improve Content ID`s metadata, which will benefit our members and other rights holders.