AdRev & YouTube

Information on “matched third party content” messages.

The information on this page pertains only to work by Dexter Britain.

Why is this happening?

“In an attempt to protect my intellectual property from improper and disallowed use, my work is registered with a company that scans uploaded Youtube content and flags it where it deems my work has been used improperly. AdRev is also a way for me to earn some revenue from the free use of my music. You don’t have to pay for a license, but I can still get back a little bit of what it costs to create. I do not force you to keep the advertising on your videos it is up to you.


Providing you are using my work within your allowed use (either complying with the Creative Commons terms, or with a paid license), you will not receive a strike against your account.


The attempt of the company is not to stop people from utilising my music online; far from it as I encourage the free use of my work. Instead they are there to ensure that those who are using my music are doing so within the realms of what is allowed.


This means that those uploading commercial content or monetising videos without a license will be forced to have advertising on their videos or have the video removed.”

Dexter Britain
How to remove claim

If you have a license or are using Dexter’s music correctly under Creative Commons, then you can dispute the claim.

1) Go to the video manager page
2) Click the “matched third party content” blue hyperlink next to the video you wish to dispute a claim on
3) Click “Dispute”
4) Scroll down and select the 5th click option “I have a license or written permission from the proper rights holder to use this material” and Click “Continue”.
5) Click “I am sure that I have a license or written permission, and I want to dispute this claim” and click “Continue”
5) In the “Please explain briefly section” type “I have obtained a license for online use from The Music Bed“ (Proof required) OR I have obtained a license for online use from Dexter Britain Music under creative commons”.
6) Click the “I have a good faith belief…” box and enter your name
7) Click continue
8) Click “Submit Dispute” on the following page, and confirm the dispute by clicking “OK” on the pop up window.
9) Confirmation page will launch

This should lead to a resolve within 1 working day.