Let me begin by saying that the situation involving my student recital was not the first time that I encountered issues with copyright. In fact, I started getting copyright claims for videos of my piano performances that I uploaded to YouTube in 2010: the year that I launched my MoltoRubato88 channel. Other record labels claimed that they owned the copyright to music by Mozart and Grieg. However, I did not need to delete these videos from my channel. I decided to keep them and mark them as "Private."
It deserves mention that a copyright claim does not mean the same thing as a copyright strike. A copyright strike often caries more severe penalties for YouTubers, specifically for those who intentionally upload copyrighted materials to their channel without permission from the copyright holder(s). A copyright strike can often prevent a YouTuber from monetizing and live streaming videos on their channel. YouTube implements a "Three-Strike" policy in their "Community Guidelines." Three copyright strikes on a YouTube channel result in permanent negative effects: account termination, the removal of all uploaded videos on the affected channel and banishment from the YouTube community. In other words, while a copyright claim is frustrating and requires certain procedures to fix, it is not as damaging as having a copyright strike.