YouTube Content ID Still Flawed, Mistakes Licensed SmartSound Tracks For 70s Pop Band

Back in May we shared the story of YouTuber Steve Miller, aka QiRanger, who said "YouTube’s Content ID is broken and needs a fix." The travel video extraordinaire ran into problems when a video featuring music he had purchased a legal commercial license for was flagged and stripped of monetization. Nearly half a year later, Miller is still dealing with the same issues.

Back in May we shared the story of YouTuber Steve Miller, aka QiRanger, who said “YouTube’s Content ID is broken and needs a fix.”  The travel video extraordinaire ran into problems when a video featuring music he had purchased a legal commercial license for was flagged and stripped of monetization.  Nearly half a year later, Miller is still dealing with the same issues.

A video posted to the QiRanger YouTube channel today featuring licensed music has been flagged by Content ID…but wait for it…this story gets a little ridiculous.  This time the video, which features a couple of tracks, Requiem For Your Soul and Start Anew, which Miller purchased licenses for through SmartSound, has been flagged due to the fact that Content ID thought the video contained the 1974 hit ‘Sugar Baby Love’ by the English pop band The Rubettes.