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Prepare Your Channel For ‘Made For Kids’

If you’ve logged into YouTube lately, you’ve probably noticed a banner detailing changes to content “Made For Kids” and that you need to comply. These changes are affecting everyone on the platform, and all content needs to be marked as Made For Kids or No...

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Submit Your Music for the Independent Music Awards

Back again, the Independent Music Awards are providing members of The Orchard with a bonus Free Song entry to the program's 18th annual edition. Click HERE to enter in any Album, EP, and Producer category, and you’ll receive a coupon with your receipt to su...

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Beyond The Video: Engaging With Your Fans On YouTube

With the launch of Official Artist Channels and YouTube Music, it can be easy to forget that there’s an entire world of YouTube beyond delivering your music and videos. Whether you’re operating as a label, an artist, or a vlogger, using the in-platform int...

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Ten Minutes With Diet Cig

There are a lot of crazy things that go on during your college years, and in this group’s case, starting a band was one of them. Little did they know that making music professionally was about to become a huge part of their lives. The fun and fiery Diet Ci...

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But It Wasn’t a Match: Content Ineligible for Content ID

Content ID is one of our most discussed subjects on The Daily Rind, and for good reason. If you’re not already familiar with it, Content ID is YouTube’s back-end scanning technology that ensures your music videos and audio tracks are making proper matches...

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YouTube Copyright Claims

If you have received a notice from YouTube that your video contains content that is owned or licensed by The Orchard, a music, film and TV distribution company, please read the outline below which will address any questions you may have. First off, please k...