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What are Content ID and PRO tags?
What are Content ID and PRO tags?
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Written by Elena
Updated over a week ago

Content ID tag

This means that this track is registered in YouTube's copyright database. Videos uploaded to YouTube are compared against audio and video files registered with Content ID by content owners, looking for any matches. When a video matches Content ID registered content, a copyright notice will appear on the video, and the content owner may choose to take certain actions, such as:

  • Clearing the claim and taking no further action

  • Tracking the video’s viewership statistics

  • Monetizing the video by running ads

  • Muting audio that matches their music

  • Or even blocking an entire video from being viewed

If you need it for non-commercial purposes, check out how Content ID works. You can dispute the claim by providing our license.

If you want to use this track in a monetized YouTube video or for any other commercial purpose, please contact our support.


Other platforms are fine with such tracks.


P.R.O. tag

This tag indicates that you need the author’s permission to use the track in a public place (e.g., supermarket, restaurant, theater, etc.) or broadcast it on TV or radio. When you purchase a track with the P.R.O. tag, the performance rights are not included with your Icons8 license.

If you need such permission, please contact us.

If you don’t plan to use such tracks on TV, radio, or public places, you don’t have to worry about additional P.R.O. licenses or fees. However, you need to purchase the track or license if you plan to use it for any other commercial purposes.

Here is an example of a track with the Content ID and P.R.O. tags. On the website, you can click the tags to read about them.

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