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Vydia is an end-to-end platform that monetizes content and handles its own supply chain, distribution, data pipelines, complex rights management, and payments. The Inc. 500 video technology company, was founded by Roy LaManna, a music industry veteran with 15 years of industry experience. Since its launch, Vydia has played a major role in introducing the world to Lil Pump, Fetty Wap, Post Malone, and Bhad Bhabie. Their mission is to empower the businesses behind creators and their teams. Realizing the full potential of creatives so they can be seen, heard and celebrated around the world. Giving artists the creative and financial freedom to do what they love is the primary reason why some of the most influential independent artists in the world use Vydia.

We strive to provide our creators with the highest quality of service possible, so access to Vydia’s services is by invitation only. The fastest way to receive an invitation to Vydia is by a referral from our existing clients. Alternatively, you may request an invite by filling out this form.

Please note that multiple submissions will not be considered; please only submit one application. We will only reach out if accepted.

One of the benefits of selecting a Vydia Plan is having the option to monetize your audio and video content. By selecting a monetize policy, content containing your works will be claimed as yours, and subsequently have revenue generated from audience-appropriate advertisements being placed alongside the claimed content.

Please be advised that by selecting a monetize policy, content that you upload on your social media platforms will be claimed as well in order to apply your monetization policy. Also, note that selecting a monetize policy does not guarantee that revenue will be generated; but rather enables the option for ads to generate revenue.

In order to start monetizing, users must create a release on their ‘My Content’ dashboard and select ‘Monetize’ as the protection policy across YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. 

Yes. Though you will grant Vydia an exclusive license to monetize/protect your content, you will retain 100% ownership of your copyrights. While you retain full ownership of your content, you cannot grant the same rights to other parties. Granting rights to multiple parties may cause a conflict and will not result in additional earnings. In fact, doing so may put your earnings on hold until the conflict is resolved.

Vydia offers users complete transparency on earnings and content performance. Click Insights to access Analytics including downloads, playlisting, streaming, and demographic data. Click into Royalties for revenue details, and the Statements tab for downloadable reports.

Multi-platinum artists, independent musicians, independent labels and entertainment outlets from around the world utilize Vydia’s technology. Some of the major artists we have worked with include Lil Xan, Lil Pump, Jon Z, Miky Woodz, Daniel Caesar, Mr Eazi, Serayah, and more.

An Artwork Video is made up of a sound recording and its corresponding album art. You can use Vydia’s Artwork Video Creator to make a video file ready for delivery to your YouTube channel. This will make your audio track available for playback regardless of whether there is an associated official music video that has been produced.

Vydia’s Artwork Video Creator is a tool that will guide you through how to generate an artwork video using Vydia’s technology.

Music Videos contain original visuals paired intentionally with audio. Select the Music Video option only for content such as Original Music Videos or Cover Videos. Select “Other Video” for all other videos that are not Official Music Videos. Regardless of video type, visual content must be original. Examples of “Other Videos” include interviews, tutorials or vlogs.

A Creator is the performing artist, band, or other creator who should be credited with the content. For music artists, this is where you will input your stage name. Please do not enter a label, company or director name here.

Please note that capitalization, punctuation and spelling need to be exactly as they appear on your selected DSP profiles, as this will be how your content is deployed and matched.

A cover is an original performance of someone else’s song. Since you can only assert rights that you own or control exclusively, checking the “cover” box will prevent you from being able to assert composition rights for works that you did not have a part in composing. Please note that as the recording copyright owner, it is your responsibility to get clearance from the original composition’s rights holder(s).

To deliver your Music Video to Facebook, you will first need to connect the Facebook URL of the Creator you wish to deliver to Facebook Music Video. To do so, please see the following:

-Click here to visit your artist index
-Click the Edit button on the right-hand side of each Creator
-Once your Creator edit page is open, scroll down to the Facebook text box
-In the text box, add or edit your official Facebook Artist Page URL (Your Facebook page must be categorized under ‘musician’, ‘band’, or ‘artist’)
-Once complete, click Update in the lower right corner

To deliver to Facebook Music Video:
-Upload or select a music video and Create Release
-Choose to deliver to Premium Partners
-Select Facebook Music Video
-If you do not see Facebook MusicVideo as premiere destination selection, contact Support to let them know you you would like to be granted permission to deliver to Facebook Music Videos
-Activate music video publishing on your facebook page once Vydia has delivered your Music Video

Check out our blog to learn more.

If you would like to transfer content from your previous distributor, you will first need to submit release(s) in your Vydia dashboard. When creating your release(s), please make sure the Video ISRC(s) match that of your original upload(s). This will allow us to assert ownership on your existing assets. Please make sure that previously signed agreements with any third parties are terminated effectively once Vydia’s ownership is applied.

If you manage multiple users, there is no limit to how many you can invite to your Label account. Relatedly, there is also no limit to how many creators each user within your Label account manages. Label administrators have a variety of storage options that fit their catalog upload and storage needs.

The Royalty tab within your Vydia dashboard is where you can view data related to your content’s revenue, review and download statements, and Assign Royalties to content collaborators.

The Royalty Center includes Vydia’s universal payment solution that allows you to pay your collaborators (Payees) customizable percentages of music video and/or sound recording royalties for their contributions to your content. Invite your Payees, assign royalty percentages, and let our technology distribute funds accordingly to ensure everyone gets paid their share of earnings.

Check out our guide to learn how to get started!

To get an Official Artist Channel, you will need to meet the below requirements outlined by Youtube.

– Own and operate a YouTube channel that represents one artist or band
– Have at least 3 official releases on YouTube delivered and distributed by a music distributor or label
– Have no policy violations on your channel
– Vydia must claim at least one video as an art track or music video

If you meet these requirements and would like to request an Official Artist Channel, please reach out to Vydia Support with the URL to your Vevo, YouTube, and Topic channel, and we will formally make the request on your behalf.

Please note, YouTube estimates new OAC’s can take up to 2 months to complete.

If there are no medias connected to your creator, please follow the below steps:

-Log in to your Vydia Dashboard
-Click into the Creators tab
-Click the gear icon in the Actions column next to the Creator you wish to delete
-From the dropdown menu, click Edit Creator
-Scroll to the bottom of this page, until you see a red “Delete Creator” button in the “Danger Zone”
-Confirm that you wish to delete the creator

Unfortunately, if there are medias connected, you will not be able to delete your creator. You can always add new creators to your Vydia account when you go through the appropriate flow.

We guarantee that your video will be packaged, edited, and submitted per the requirements of each network. Our team will format and package your content to give it the best possible chance to get accepted by our premium partners. However, acceptance and/or airplay is entirely up to the programmers of each broadcast network. As feedback/decisions come back from the networks your video was submitted to for consideration, your release details may be updated accordingly.

Submission to broadcast networks through the Vydia dashboard does not guarantee airplay. Please note, we cannot guarantee that your video will be accepted for airplay, as this is illegal and known as payola. We guarantee that your video will be packaged, edited, and submitted per the requirements of each network.

To make a release for Broadcast Networks please see the following:

– Log in to your account
– Click ‘My Content’
– Choose the corresponding video you wish to submit
– Click ‘Create Release’
– Choose ‘Distribute to Networks”
– Select Broadcast Networks
– Choose your genre
– Either select a bundle or choose your Networks separately
– Submit the release accordingly

Please note that closed captioning and specific formats are required for most Networks to consider acceptance, and may lead to additional correspondence needed with our Vydia Content team. For this reason, keep an eye out for release messaging after submitting your release. Please note, we cannot guarantee that your video will be accepted for airplay, as this is illegal and known as payola.

When Vydia asks you for supporting documentation, please provide any and all agreements that prove your ownership or control of the content in question. These types of agreements should typically include the names of the contracting parties, the effective date, the specific content subject to the agreement, the term of the agreement, the rights that are being granted (including whether those rights are on an exclusive or non-exclusive basis) and should be signed by all parties. Unfortunately, a copyright or P.R.O. (Performing Rights Organization) registration does not qualify as sufficient supporting documentation. Our legal and rights management teams will review your documentation on a case-by-case basis.

Granting rights to Vydia and then selling the exclusive rights to a third-party breaches your Content License Agreement with Vydia and is therefore prohibited. Non-exclusive licensing is permitted as long as there is no intent to sell exclusively. Please note that our Content team manually reviews releases to check for video descriptions such as “buy this beat” to prevent these violations.

Spotify for Artist profiles are designed to give creators full control over their Spotify accounts. Creators with custom Spotify for Artist profiles are provided access to management features and listening data, which they can use to shape how their brand is portrayed online. These features provide users with visibility and the means to succeed on the platform.  

 

The majority of Vydia clients apply a monetize policy on their content. This allows your video to remain live and play on YouTube, however, this claim allows the rights holder to monetize the video accordingly. Please note that no copyright strikes will occur so long as you allow Vydia’s claim to remain.

Our team at Vydia believes that content creators should have the ability to retain ownership of their content. Subject to the terms of your agreement(s) and with proper notice, you are indeed able to terminate your agreement(s) with Vydia.

Your Vydia agreement specifies the termination procedure. Please review your Vydia agreement in detail to determine what the term of that agreement is, the window within which you can provide termination notice to Vydia, as well as the manner in which you should provide it. You can conveniently find your agreement(s) in your Vydia dashboard. If you’re having trouble finding your agreement(s), please contact support.

If you are a Vydia user and have received a notification that Vydia is claiming your content, don’t panic! This means that Vydia is claiming this content on your behalf. This is required in order for us to enforce your chosen protection policy on your content.

If you are not a Vydia user and you think your content is being claimed improperly by one of our users, please send a link to the video in question to Vydia Support and a member of our Rights Management team will look into the situation and follow up with you accordingly.

If there is an aspect of your content that you did not create yourself, you must be granted an exclusive license from the original rights owner in order to claim the content as your own. Below are some examples of content that would require an exclusive license from the original rights owner:

  • Non-exclusive images
  • Clips or snippets of another user’s video that you do not own
  • Beats created by other producers
  • Musical samples from content that you do not own

Based on content strategy goals, the Vydia platform enables creators to select different protection policies for how they want their content managed on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. The 4 protection policies include:

  • Monetize– selected platforms may display advertisements with the content, which generates revenue that Vydia collects on behalf of the rights holder.
  • Block– selected platforms will prevent users from uploading protected content.
  • Permit– selected platforms will allow users to upload content that contains copyrighted material. Performance metrics, like views, will be tracked; However, no revenue will be generated.
  • No Policy– Vydia will not claim copyrighted content on selected platforms.

Still not sure what protection policy works best for you? Check out our blog to learn more.

*Please note that claims will be made on all content uploads, including the creator or rights holder’s own uploads in order to apply the selected policy.

Similar to an ISRC, a Universal Product Code (UPC) is a unique 12 character code that identifies unique products like CDs and digital albums. ISRC’s identify individual tracks while UPC’s identify the complete album. As a Vydia user, if you do not have UPCs for your content, we can create them for you at no additional cost.

Please note you will need both an ISRC and UPC to deliver your audio and video content to streaming platforms.

Vevo has strict standards for the videos that appear on their platform. To accommodate, every video must be manually reviewed. This process can take between 5-7 business days. However, due to the number of requests, the wait for Vevo acceptances can take longer.

In order to update your Vevo channel, please create a support ticket here. When making your requests, list all edits you would like made to your Vevo channel with any corresponding files. Please be mindful that we can only make one set of bulk changes for a Vevo channel per month, so be precise with your edit requests. Image guidelines for channel artwork may look different on desktop, mobile, and TV displays. Click here to make sure you meet Vevo’s artwork specs.

Each application goes through a detailed review process to ensure that those accepted onto Vydia’s platform will be best served. The length of this process depend on the volume of applications we receive. We will contact you directly if your application has been accepted. 

Vydia Plans are our cloud-based storage solution to keep your video and audio files secure in one centralized location. Each plan comes equipped with a robust suite of our premium services designed to help you meet your goals as a creator. Please note that a Vydia Plan is required in order to access premium services such as:

  • Audio Video Supply Chain
  • Global Distribution
  • Advanced Rights Management
  • Royalty Payments
  • Social & Rights Sync Technology
  • Date & Analytics
  • And More!

If additional storage is needed, you can update your Vydia Plan at any time. Here’s how:

  • Log into your Vydia account.
  • Click on your Account dropdown and select Storage.
  • Click on the ‘Plans’ tab.
  • Select the Vydia Plan that best fits your storage needs.

Once you complete payment, you are all set to start uploading new content!

The Royalty Center is Vydia’s new universal payment solution that allows you to pay your collaborators (Payees) royalties for their contributions to your content.

Invite your Payees, assign royalty percentages, and let our technology distribute funds accordingly to ensure everyone gets paid their share of earnings. Check out our guide to learn how to get started!

A Payee is any contributor or collaborator on your audio or video content that you would like to share royalties with (i.e. featured artist, audio engineer, video producer, etc).

In order to share royalties with a Payee, complete the following steps:

  • Click Royalties from the top menu bar and select My Payees.
  • Click Assign Royalties.
  • Choose a Payee or Add a New Payee.
  • Select the content for which you would like to split royalties.
  • Assign the royalty percentage the Payee should receive for each asset.
  • Review the Royalty Assignment Details.
  • Agree to the Royalty Center Authorization.
  • Select Confirm and Invite.

Pending invitations will expire after 30 days if the Payee has not yet accepted it. However, the Payor has the option to re-send a new invitation at any time.

If an invitation is pending, you can send a new one by completing the following steps:

  • Select Royalties from the top menu bar and select My Payees.
  • Choose a Payee that has a pending invitation.
  • Click Resend Pending Invitations.
  • Select Okay to confirm.

You can edit active royalty splits by contacting your Account Manager or the Vydia Support team.

YouTube Ownership Conflicts occur when another YouTube partner attempts to claim ownership over an exclusive copyright Vydia is also administering for you. Ownership Conflicts put your content’s revenue on hold for as long as the conflicting party’s ownership remains, so it is important to resolve these conflicts as soon as possible.

To review and resolve any current conflicts, please click here.

We recommend reaching out to the conflicting party to request that they remove ownership of the assets in conflict.

Yes. The Royalty Center Authorization enables Vydia to pay out your collaborators on your behalf.

Payees will earn revenue from streams and downloads that occurred starting on the first day of the month in which they accepted their royalty invitation.

Keep in mind, once we receive earnings statements from our partner platforms, we will ingest them into our system. Partner platforms have various schedules for statements and payouts. Typically, it can take anywhere from 1 to 4 months (depending on the revenue source) before earned revenue is made available to you.

The earnings you accrue can either be used as a credit towards any services on our site or paid out to you directly.

When a Vydia user invites you to collect royalties on content and you accept the asset split, you can track your shared revenue by clicking into the Shared with Me folder located within your My Content dashboard.

The International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) is a unique, 12 character code that identifies specific sound recordings and/or music videos. As a Vydia user, if you do not have ISRCs for your content, we can create them for you at no additional cost. For more information on ISRCs, please click here.

Once users grant authorization to connect their social networks, Vydia will collect data on their behalf in order to provide each user the ability to streamline multi-network publishing and access a centralized analytics dashboard. This analytics dashboard will display and analyze key metrics including content performance, video engagement, revenue generated, and any user-generated content (UGC) claims. Vydia will be able to use this information to provide creators with actionable insights about how to improve their content’s performance. Users can access their analytics on the web application here. Creators may also request changes by contacting us at support.vydia.com. They can request to update, correct or delete their information as needed. Read more about Vydia’s Privacy Policy here.

Audio distribution to TikTok may take up to 5 business days to be reviewed, accepted, and delivered to partner platforms.

From platform upload to distribution, our technology provides the digital infrastructure needed to efficiently package and deliver your video content to major video streaming platforms and social networks. To get started, check out our Video Distribution walkthrough guide.

Applying for a Vevo channel is one of our premium services that are available with the Vydia Plan. If you already have a Vydia Plan, you can create a release, select “Deliver To Premium Partners’, and choose Vevo as your video’s destination.

Once the release is complete, it will be manually reviewed to ensure that Vevo requirements are met, which may include certain metrics such as social media following, video performance, the authenticity of engagement, and quality of content. To learn more about this process, check out our blog!

Vydia’s technology streamlines content and metadata ingestion to ensure it meets partner specifications. In order to further expedite this process, before you distribute your next video, be sure you have the following:

  • High-definition .mov or .mp4 file type (at least 1920×1080 or 1280×720 or higher).
  • ISRC (Don’t have one? You will be prompted to create a unique ISRC within the video distribution workflow.)
  • UPC (Don’t have one? You will be prompted to create a unique UPC within the video distribution workflow.)

Expand your global reach with expedited delivery to the industry’s leading video destinations. From one convenient platform, our video distribution services will allow you to:

  • Deliver to premium video partners including iTunes, Apple Music, Vevo, etc.
  • Publish to connected social networks including your YouTube channel, Facebook page, Twitter account, etc.
  • Package content for airplay consideration on Broadcast Networks such as BET, MTC, Music Choice, etc. Please click here for additional information regarding broadcast submissions. [Vydia admin: add link on the word “here” to new FAQ covering Network Distro]

Please note that you must meet certain partner standards to distribute video content to the platforms mentioned above.

Audio distribution may take up to 5 business days to be reviewed, accepted, and delivered to partner platforms. You will receive a notification once your audio content is live. To make sure your content is available for playlist consideration, please schedule your audio release at least 4 weeks before the launch date. Please note that playlist support is not guaranteed.

Once your video has been delivered to a streaming platform, you must contact Vydia Support or your dedicated account representative for any additional changes.

Grow your audience globally with expedited delivery to the world’s leading audio destinations, including:

  • Apple Music
  • Spotify
  • Amazon Music
  • Tidal
  • Pandora
  • SoundCloud
  • YouTube Music
  • Deezer
  • Napster
  • + more.

Please note that certain partner standards must be met in order to distribute audio content to the platforms mentioned above.

The Vydia platform now offers an end-to-end audio distribution solution to efficiently package and deliver your content to multiple streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and more. Check out our walkthrough guide to learn how to get started with Vydia’s audio distribution process.

Vydia’s technology streamlines content and metadata ingestion to ensure it meets partner specifications. In order to further expedite this process, be sure you have the following before creating your next release.

  • High-quality .WAV or .FLAC files (minimum 24-bit)
  • Square album artwork (at least 1400 x 1400 pixels; however, the ideal size is 3000 x 3000 pixels)
  • ISRCs & UPCs (Don’t have these? Vydia’s technology can generate a unique ISRC and UPC within the audio distribution workflow)

Once your content has been delivered, you must contact Vydia Support or your dedicated account representative to make any additional changes.

No, audio distribution is included with a subscription to one of our Vydia Plans.

You must meet certain partner standards to distribute audio content to major streaming platforms like Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, etc. For audio distribution, we accept .WAV or .FLAC file types, with a sampling rate of 44.1Khz and 16-bit or 24-bit resolution. For cover art, we accept JPEG or PNG formats, must be square and a recommended size of 3200 x 3200 pixels; minimum size of 1400 x 1400 pixels.

Audio distribution may take up to 5 business days to be reviewed, accepted, and delivered to partner platforms.

Vydia has a global distribution partnership with TikTok. As an early exclusive partner, we are proud to offer our users the ability to deliver and monetize their music to TikTok’s audience of over 500 million users around the world in 33 different languages.

To learn how you can be one of the first to deliver and monetize your music on TikTok from Vydia, check out our blog.

Once we receive earnings statements from our partner platforms, we will ingest them into our system. Partner platforms have various schedules for statements and payouts. Typically, it can take anywhere from 1 to 4 months (depending on the revenue source) before earned revenue is made available to you.

The earnings you accrue can either be used as a credit towards any services on our site or paid out to you directly once you register with our payment system, Tipalti. Please note that you are only eligible to sign up with Tipalti once you accumulate a minimum balance of $35, verify your email addresses, connect at least one valid social media account. Once you have successfully onboarded with Tipalti, payments will automatically be sent to you on a monthly basis around mid-month starting the next applicable pay period.

For questions on Tipalti, please visit for Tipalti FAQ page here. Please note, all payments are subject to Vydia’s approval process. Vydia reserves the right to withhold earnings that do not comply with Domestic/International banking regulations as well as Vydia’s Terms and Conditions.

After you have delivered audio content to Spotify through Vydia, you will be presented with the Spotify Instant Access banner on your My Content tab. You can also access Vydia’s Instant Access feature through your Creators tab again as long as you’ve delivered audio content through Vydia to Spotify. You can navigate to and from your Spotify for Artists page from your Creators tab once connected. In order to have a verified profile on Spotify, you must submit a request to Spotify for Artists. Once your profile is approved, your artist page will be marked with a desirable blue check. Benefits of verifying your artist Spotify account include increasing professionalism, credibility, and authenticity. To learn more about the benefits of Spotify for Artists, check out our blog.

Vydia makes it easy to manage an unlimited number of creators with a Label account. As a Label Owner or Administrator, you will be able to onboard your clients, who subsequently may have multiple creators profiles. Both the Label Administrator and Client will be able to manage creator content, track their performance and collect revenue all from one centralized dashboard. Sign up for a Label account here.

 

If you are not a current Vydia user, you can input agency information when you request an invitation to Vydia’s platform. If you already have a non-Label Vydia account and would like to convert your account to a Label account, please reach out to your designated Vydia contact, or contact Vydia Support with the name of your Label.

You can invite a new user directly from your Label account. Click your label or user name at the top of the page, select My Clients and then click the Add New User button at the top right of the page. Fill out the user’s information, and click Send Invitation. The user will receive an invite via email to verify their account and sign in. The users that you invite to the platform can manage content for multiple creator profiles.

You can add multiple creators to your account. If you are managing several different users and artists, you can apply for a Label account.

No. Vydia has a distribution partnership with Vevo which allows any artist to request their own Vevo channel. In order to adhere to Vevo’s quality guidelines, requests will then be manually reviewed for acceptance.

Vydia works directly with the Vevo team to make any and all changes to your account. No login to the Vevo platform is available. In order to request an edit, please contact Vydia Support here. Once created, requests for your Vevo channel are limited to one batch of edit requests per month; so please make sure that you are precise in your Vevo edit requests!

If approved, your Vevo account name is based on your artist name. You can find out if the artist’s name is already being used by searching for it on Vevo. If there is a problem with the artist name you submit, we will contact you for another option.

After you have been approved for Vevo and purchase a Vydia Plan, follow the below instructions to distribute a video to Vevo:


1. Log in and go to your Vydia Dashboard
2. Go to your Content page
3. Click the blue Upload Content button in the upper right hand corner of the screen. If you’ve already completed the upload, click into the title of your uploaded content, click Create Release, and skip to step 7.
4. Select Video
5. Upload your video, then go through the metadata and policy flows to fill in content information
6. Click the Finish Upload button on the bottom of the screen
7. From the pop up menu, select Deliver to Premium Partners
8. Select Vevo as a release destination, and customize post as desired
9. Click the Schedule button to schedule a release in advance, or select Post ASAP.

Please allow 5-7 business days for our team to review and process your request.

Yes. Users are able to create a release and submit new videos to be published on their pre-existing Vevo channel.

Vevo is intended for music content only. However, if you have other video content such as webisodes, vlogs, or live streams you can upload them onto the Vydia Platform to be published, protected, and monetized across different social media channels.

Our premium video partners (including Vevo, Apple, and Tidal), do not allow any beginning or end text slates and logos, lower third corner text (also known as chyrons), social media names/logos, and website URLs. If there are graphics and text used in a creative way as part of the video, then it is possible it will be allowed. Our Content Operations team will notify you of any additional edits once the review process is complete.

Yes, Vevo and YouTube are linked, so all of your video content on Vevo will be searchable on YouTube.