When you’re watching a video that contains music, there may be a section in the video’s description called “Music in this video.” This section shows info about the music heard in the video, like song and artist names.
YouTube automatically adds this info to some videos when:
- Videos are claimed by one of YouTube’s copyright management tools, like Content ID.
- Videos contain music from the YouTube Audio Library.
What does “Licensed to YouTube by” mean?
The names next to “Licensed to YouTube by” are the copyright owners who have agreed with YouTube to allow identified music to be used in videos. With this license agreement, they also share the revenue those videos earn on YouTube.
For example, if there’s an ad on a video with music, the copyright owners listed next to“Licensed to YouTube by” get a share of the revenue generated by that ad, in accordance with YouTube’s Terms of Service.
Sometimes there can be many copyright owners sharing the revenue for a single song. You might notice music labels and publishers you recognize or some “music rights societies” and "collecting societies." These organizations collect royalties on behalf of copyright owners, who are members of the organizations. YouTube has license agreements with these organizations and shares revenue with them for videos they claim. Learn more.
Why is some info missing from “Music in this video?”
Info in the “Music in this video” section only appears when there’s accurate, high quality data available. We’re continually working with our music industry partners to add more data and improve the quality and accuracy of the info we have.
For videos that contain many songs, info about the first ten songs will appear under “Music in this video.”
What if I hear my song in a video, but don’t see “Music in this video” info?
“Music in this video” may not appear for a few reasons:
- YouTube doesn’t have sufficient data from the copyright owner.
- Your music hasn’t been identified yet.
- The video was recently claimed and the info hasn’t populated yet.
What if my song is listed, but the data is wrong?
- Send us feedback using our feedback form to help us improve our data quality.
- Make sure you and your songs are registered with the ISNI Authority. Registering can help us confirm we have the best data to represent you and your music.