If you are using a song without authorization in your YouTube video, you may get a warning from YouTube and you need to remove it from your YouTube videos. But, do you know how to do this job? In this MiniTool guide, we will show you how to easily remove claimed songs from YouTube videos.

Is It Possible to Remove Claimed Songs from YouTube Videos?

You can add a song to a video and then upload it to your YouTube account. But, you may then discovered or be informed that the video is using copyrighted music, this action is illegal. The copyright owner can report for copyright issues and you can’t monetize the video without authorization.

In a situation like this, you will need to remove claimed songs from YouTube videos as well as the restrictions that come with the songs.

Is it possible to only remove audio from YouTube videos? You can mute the section of the YouTube video where the claimed song appears. In addition, you can also mute the song but keep the background audio intact if it is eligible.

Something You Should Know

Before introducing the method to remove claimed songs from YouTube videos, you need to pay attention to these things:

  • You are still responsible for the third-party content in your YouTube video even you use a trick to remove the copyrighted audio from your YouTube video.
  • You can’t see the Mute Song option if the video is ineligible.
  • If your YouTube video has already had more than 100,000 views, you may not save your videos edits. However, if you are a user in the YouTube Partner Program, you will not be limited to this restriction.
  • You can only mute the song in a YouTube video that is shorter than 6 hours.
  • You can’t make any other edits when you are removing claimed sound from a YouTube video.

In the following content, we will show you how to remove sound from YouTube videos.

How to Remove Claimed Songs from YouTube Videos?

This guide will show you how to delete a track from your YouTube video that is embedded with copyright claimed music:

1. Open YouTube Studio and sign in with your Google account.

2. Click Videos from the left menu.

3. Find the video you want to remove audio from.

4. Find the claim that you need to remove the sound from. If the video has more than one claim, you need to edit each of them separately.

5. Click SELECT ACTION and you will see a dropdown menu.

6. Click Mute Song and you will see the following two options:

  • Mute all sound when song plays: it enables you to mute the section of your YouTube video where the claimed music appears.
  • Mute song only (beta): it enables you to only mute the claimed song and keep the background audio intact. This option is only available for audio that claims made through Content ID matching. If the claim is not eligible, this option will be greyed out. It will take a long time to execute this feature and it may not work if the sound is hard to remove.

7. You can preview when the above process ends.

8. If you are not stratified with the edit result, you can click Continue and Mute to start a new edit.

After these steps, you can refresh the page and then check whether the song removal is successful.

​​How to Undo the Change of Song Removal?

If you want to undo the change, you can follow these steps:

  1. Sign in YouTube and go to Video Manager.
  2. Click the target video’s title.
  3. Click Editor from the left menu.
  4. Click the Down arrow that is next to the music note.
  5. Click + AUDIO.
  6. Click Revert to original.
  7. Click Save.

After reading this post, you should know how to remove claimed songs from YouTube videos. To avoid unnecessary trouble, you’d better use copyright-safe music. When you need music for next time, you can just download them from the YouTube Audio Library.

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