How Do I Get a YouTube Content ID?

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How do I get a Content ID to claim my music copyrights on YouTube? I want other people you be able to use my music on their videos while automatically giving me credit and displaying ads in accordance with the Google Content ID guidelines.

Additionally, will this allow me to put links to my CD on Google Play – matched up with my YouTube Content ID number?

The section to manage your content id is available, however, restricted if you don’t have a valid Content ID.

You can apply for a Content ID account in YouTube here. Unfortunately, you don’t get an automatic answer and there is no way to re-apply once the process is complete. They simply say that they will contact you soon.

Anyone know of a way to get back in contact with Google or YouTube about the status of the Content ID Application?.