Yes. Our licence agreement with YouTube covers the streaming of all music videos including music embedded in user generated content (UGC).
You may find that your works have been being reproduced or synchronised as part of other users’ uploaded content to YouTube. It is important to understand that the reproduction/synchronisation rights of a work are owned by the original copyright owner/music publisher. Therefore, a work cannot be used without gaining permission from the original creator (that means you!).
If you discover that your musical work has been used without your consent, there are two options available:
- Contact the user who has used your work and license them directly.
- Contact us and we will endeavour to have the video taken down from YouTube on your behalf.
Please note, if you want to upload cover versions of songs to a User Generated Content site (UGC), you must first clear all reproduction/synchronisation rights with the music publishers/original copyright owners.