Getting Started Guide for Content and Audio ID
Each time you upload content to YouTube to which you own exclusive rights, you need to select the policy that you want to apply to that content, whether it's audio-visual content or audio-only (songs).
A policy is a set of rules in which each rule specifies an action – monetize or block – and a set of conditions under which that action should be taken. The policy explains how YouTube should handle a user-generated video that contains your content.
By default, YouTube will create two policies that you can set for your content:
How do I define new policies?
You can edit policies or define new ones on the Manage Policies page in your CMS account. The YouTube CMS Uploader application will only let you select policies that have already been defined in your CMS account. So, if you want to set policies other than the default policies, you'll need to create the policies before uploading your content. Keep in mind you can always edit policies after uploading if you wish.
You can instruct YouTube to consider any of the following criteria in order to determine the correct policy action to take for one of your songs:
The following video demonstrates the process of creating several different types of policies. The video is best viewed in full screen, which can be seen by clicking the full-screen button located in the bottom-right corner of the video player. Also, this video doesn't have an audio track, so please don't be alarmed by the silence.