Have you recently licensed music from Scott Holmes Music then out of the blue received a copyright claim against your video?

Don't panic. Here's how to fix it...

Instagram, Facebook and YouTube use a recognition software that scans the music in your project to see if you used copyrighted material.

Scott Holmes Music does not register our tracks in this system, so if you have a claim, it’s either a “false-positive” (the software is wrong) or someone is trying to steal our music and claim it as their own.

Here's how to fix it... Select your platform


  • Appeal the Claim!
    Typically for instagram, this is all you should have to do. Remember, you have a license to use the music, so there’s nothing to worry about.

If you receive a warning from Instagram informing you that your video is muted because you may be using copyrighted content, please click on “Restore Audio”. 

  • Appeal the Claim!
  • If your content was removed because of a copyright report, you can submit an appeal.
    You’ll receive instructions about how to appeal in the message they send you.
  • If Facebook ask you for a reason check, type the following:
    “I have a license or written permission from the proper rights holder to use this material” –
    then attach your license you received with your download.
  • Include a link to where you purchased/downloaded the track.

If you receive a warning from Facebook informing you that your video is muted because you may be using copyrighted content, please click on “Restore Audio”.

Content ID

A content ID claim is generated by an automated system on YouTube, so your video may still get a claim even though you properly licensed the music.

You can dispute the claim by following these guidelines: Dispute a content ID claim

Once you arrive at the box that asks you to explain your claim, copy/paste the contents of your license pdf.

Free CC License:
You can access your license by going to your scottholmesmusic.com account:
Account>Purchase history> View details & downloads.

Commercial Licenses/All Access:
Your unique license was sent to your email account after purchase completion.
If you can’t find it, contact us with your receipt/order number.

NOTE:  A Content ID Claim is NOT a Copyright Strike. Copyright Claims do not affect the status of your YouTube channel in any way. scottholmesmusic.com will NEVER issue a Copyright Strike on YouTube.