I have 2 YouTube videos, both use a small amount of music at different parts. There are 3 different songs, and all 3 were YouTuber made and say in the description "You can use these on your video". I never got a message saying they matched 3rd party content or that they are copyrighted music. Just that I need to provide proof of commercial rights use. I have monetized both. One was accepted in minutes. The other one gives this message: http://oi43.tinypic.com/1538m6u.jpg Both have the same music. My options are: "My video contains only my original content" "I have an online license for some or all of my content" "I have written permission to use some or all of my content" The video is all my own content, the music is not. But I am allowed to use it. They said "Be prepared to provide YouTube with confirmation in writing from the appropriate content owner, which you should submit as an attachment" Just to use some music, wow... Anyways according to their page I need them to write me a letter... wtf YouTube: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2490090 Seriously, should I even bother? By the time I get a letter from them I won't even care about that video, probably won't be alive either... I am doomed for rejection anyways, because we all know Google - they don't give a shït about what you have to say. But for the future, what should I do? I still want to use music in my videos. It isn't a matter of Royalty-Free music as these never matched third party content. Just commercial rights use.