Not sure, you got my point. I am in no way insinuating you could be a fraudster or trying to rip authors off. Apologies if that’s what transpired.
What I’m saying is this: When you use unregistered music, you may (and probably will) expose yourself to copyright claims down the line. Those claims will be made by fraudsters who specifically target unprotected music. The problem for you as a buyer, is that if it happens to you and you do get such a fraudulent claim, you won’t be able to clear it as long as the actual author hasn’t gotten the ownership back, which may take some time.
This is why licensing ContentID registered music is always the smartest choice and safest best, as you are thus assured the author has full ownership and you won’t get fraudulent claims.
Unfortunately, no. Many authors have no idea what they are doing. Making music available online without registering with ContentID is unsafe and in my opinion unprofessional. There is no reason for not registering, other than to please buyers who specifically seek to exclude registered music, wrongly thinking it’s easier that way.
Thanks for your attention, hopefully it will change your mind on ContentID.