License codes

Responding to YouTube Copyright Claims

  • Overview

    YouTube uses a system called Content ID that helps copyright owners protect their music. When you upload a new video to your channel, YouTube automatically checks for matching music in its Content ID database. If it finds a match, you may get a copyright claim.

    If you have received a copyright claim from YouTube for a video that includes Adobe Stock music tracks, you will need to submit a license code for each Adobe Stock music track used in the video.

    Here’s how to find your Adobe Stock license code:

    A license code was provided when the music track was initially licensed. You can also find the license code for any music track you’ve licensed on your License History page. Here’s how:

    1. Go to and log in. Select your account by clicking your name in the upper right corner.

    2. Select License History from the list.