How to Avoid Copyright Strikes on AI Music Before Spotify Release - Jack Righteous

How to Avoid Copyright Strikes on AI Music Before Spotify Release

How to Avoid Copyright Strikes on AI Music Before Spotify Release

Creating AI-generated music comes with the risk of copyright infringement, so it’s crucial to take steps to minimize this risk before releasing your music on major platforms like Spotify. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you navigate this process using SoundCloud, YouTube, and TikTok, which all have robust copyright checks.

Note: Despite taking these steps, there is always a risk of copyright issues. Therefore, continually look for better tools and methods to ensure your music's originality.

Step 1: Upload to SoundCloud - Catch Infringements Early

SoundCloud’s Content ID system checks for copyrighted material when you upload a track. If an infringement is detected, the track will be blocked, and you’ll receive an on-site notification and an email. You can file a dispute if you believe the claim is a mistake. Repeat violations can lead to account termination​ (SoundCloud Help Center)​​ (SoundCloud)​.

Step 2: Upload a Cover Art Video to YouTube - Let Content ID Do the Work

YouTube’s Content ID system scans videos for copyrighted material. By uploading a simple cover art video, YouTube checks for any infringements. Schedule your upload at least three days in advance to ensure a thorough review. If a copyright issue is found, the video might be blocked or monetized by the rights holder. This step allows you to catch potential issues early before investing time in more complex video production​​.

Step 3: Upload Snippets to TikTok - Test Your Track in Short Bursts

TikTok’s copyright enforcement is strict, flagging content that infringes on rights. Upload short snippets (15, 30, or 45 seconds) of your song to test if your music passes their checks. If your snippets are not flagged, it indicates that your full song might be safe to release. However, passing these checks doesn’t guarantee that issues won’t arise later​.

Final Considerations - Always Stay Vigilant

Even after taking these steps, there is always a risk of receiving a copyright claim post-release. Each platform has its own copyright detection systems and processes. Occasionally, a track might pass initial checks only to be flagged later. As an AI music creator, continually seek better tools and methods to ensure your music is original and free from copyrighted material.

By following these steps, you can reduce the risk of copyright strikes and be better prepared for a successful release on Spotify and other major platforms.

For more detailed information, refer to the SoundCloud Help Center, YouTube’s Content ID system, and TikTok’s copyright policies.

Call to Action

Do you have any sites or services you use to check your tracks for copyright before releasing them? Share your recommendations and experiences in the comments below! Your insights could help fellow music creators avoid potential copyright issues.

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