Below we've consolidated a list of our most common questions concerning VEVO. If you have a question that isn't answered here please feel free to create a ticket so that we can help you out!
What does VEVO do?
Vevo hosts music videos from both Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment syndicated on YouTube and its website, with Google and Vevo sharing advertising and similar benefits. Their site is available at www.vevo.com
VEVO vs. YouTube
Our video distribution to VEVO is two platforms under one brand.
- A PR photo of the artist – must be high quality of at least 5,000 x 5,000 pixels at 72dpi. It also must be an actual photo of just the artist, and cannot be a logo, graphic, or artistic rendering of the artist.
- A Banner image – The template can be downloaded here: (https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2972003?hl=en). Please be aware of the “text and logo safe area” in the middle.
Please keep in mind that all VEVO channels must be created per artist, and must be an artist name. VEVO does NOT allow labels to have a VEVO channel created.
VEVO creates new channels in bulk on every Monday, and channels are fully created by Wednesday. Any new channel request made after that Monday, will go into the queue for the following Monday batch.
For this reason we require you to submit your video distribution request at least two weeks before your go live date. This will ensure your channel and video are complete by your release date
Can I control my VEVO YouTube artist Channel?
Unfortunately, no. A VEVO branded YouTube channel is not like a regular YouTube channel in that it is managed by VEVO, and they do not give access to a third party. Therefore, artists will NOT receive a log in to their VEVO channel. We can make changes and updates to your video and channel info on your behalf as an approved distributer to VEVO. We can make changes to items like:
- Artist profile photo
- Social Media Links
- Channel description
- Video Description
- Video Title
- Video thumbnails
All of these can be requested by sending an email to email@example.com.
Transferring from another distributor
Since the channels themselves are managed by VEVO and not the distributer, you may have multiple distributers upload music videos to the same channel. The distributor only manages/owns the video they uploaded for you. If you would like to transfer ownership of your existing music videos to Symphonic ownership, just send us a request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
VEVO is about 2-3 months behind our quarterly schedule of report postings. If we post quarter 2 sales that encompasses sales and streams from April - June then the sales for those periods may not be reported until the Q3 report. Not every partner reports monthly and/or at the same time thus, if you released a video in May, it may not show up in the Q2 posting that covers April, May, June. New sales will appear in your balance when they are reported.