View and edit your assets

The features described in this article are available only to partners who use YouTube's Content ID matching system.

You can review and edit an asset’s various components and their associated details by clicking the hyperlinked asset title on the Assets tab. Additionally, you can view basic, at-a-glance information about the asset (including ownership, related assets, and references) simply by hovering over it.

Navigating Content ID's asset detail page

Clicking an asset will take you to its asset detail page, where you can view and edit information associated with that asset, or perform tasks like resolving ownership conflicts.

The asset detail page’s top section displays basic information about several of the asset’s components, including the asset name, type, date added, metadata, ownership, and the match policy designated for the asset’s reference material. It will also display the number of related assets and the number of active and inactive references associated with the asset. Finally, information about the number of claims and total daily views associated with the asset will be shown as well.

Edit details related to each of the asset’s components:
  1. On the asset details page, click the appropriate tab.
  2. Click on the pencil/edit icon in the upper right hand corner to edit the asset component’s information.
  3. After making your desired updates, click Save. Please note your ability to edit information is limited to the assets, or the components of others’ assets, that you own.

Tabs available on the asset detail page


Metadata is the default tab selected on the asset detail page. It contains high-level information about the asset, such as its title, ID, type, artist(s), provider, and date added (see above). As mentioned, edit permissions to certain items depend on your ownership of the particular asset. Learn more about metadata requirements.

Ownership & Policy

On the Ownership & Policy tab, you can view and edit ownership information for an asset, along with the match policies designated for claims based on that asset. You can also use this tab to look up and contact asset owners. See Manage ownership of an asset for more information.


The References tab enables you to manage the reference that Content ID uses to match and claim user generated content.

Related Assets

Related assets are additional assets that may be embedded in or linked to another asset in some way. For example, a Sound Recording asset may have a Composition asset listed on the “Related Assets” tab.

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