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VYDIA (vydia.com) is a fast-growing, Inc. 5000 technology company that has built an all-in-one platform for global distribution and content management. Our solutions empower music creators, managers, and independent labels to easily distribute and manage video and audio content through one centralized CMS. The company is a leader in the space as evidenced by strategic partnerships and integrations with VEVO, YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, and more. The vision of the company is to provide an end to end solution through rights management, automated payments, data tracking, and content protection that supports both creators and the next generation of music distribution.
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 limit to one application, as multiple submissions will not be considered. 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. 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. By turning monetization on, users can earn revenue from advertisements that are displayed alongside their content.
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 their earnings and video performance through the analytics on their dashboard. These analytics include important data like Total Earnings and User-Generated Content (UGC) claims and can be accessed on Vydia’s desktop or mobile application.
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.
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 email@example.com. They can request to update, correct or delete their information as needed.
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 will create them for you at no additional cost. For more information on ISRCs, please click here.
For users that already have a custom Vevo channel, Vydia offers rush delivery for a $99 fee. Orders will be processed within 48 hours.
Please note that any rush deliveries purchased on the weekend will not be processed until the start of the next business week.
YouTube Ownership Conflicts occur when another YouTube partner attempts to claim ownership over an exclusive copyright Vydia is already administering for you. Ownership Conflicts can negatively affect content revenue, so it is important to resolve these conflicts as soon as possible.
To review and resolve any current conflicts, please click here.
I want to share royalties for a specific audio/video file, but it is missing from the ‘Select Content’ list. Why isn’t my audio/video file showing up?
Only the audio and video content for which you control 100% of the Sound Recording or Music Video rights will appear in this section. If there is content missing that you own rights for, please update the metadata accordingly.
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. These services include:
- Audio Video Supply Chain
- Global Distribution
- Advanced Rights Management
- Royalty Payments
- Social & Rights Sync Technology
- Date & Analytics
- And More!
Once I’ve accepted an invitation to start collecting royalties, where can I track my earned revenue?
When a Vydia user invites you to collect royalties on content and you accept the asset split, you can track your shared revenue with transparency by heading over to the Shared with Me folder located within your My Content Dashboard. Here’s how:
- Select My Content from the top menu bar.
- Choose Shared with Me from the left menu.
Yes. The Royalty Center Authorization form enables Vydia to pay out your collaborators on your behalf.
If additional storage is needed, you can update your Vydia Plan at any time. Here’s how:
Log into your Vydia account.
- Hover over your creator name located on the top menu bar and select ‘Storage’ from the dropdown menu.
- 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!
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.
You can edit active royalty splits by contacting your Account Manager or the Vydia Support team.
Pending invitations will expire after 30 days if the Payee has not yet accepted it, however, you can initiate and send a new invitation at any time.
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 exclusive ownership 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 your 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 your behalf.
- Block– selected platforms will prevent users from uploading their protected content.
- Permit– selected platforms will allow users to upload content that contains your copyrighted material. Performance metrics, like views, will be tracked however, no revenue will be generated.
- No Policy– Vydia will not claim your content on selected platforms.
Still not sure what protection policy works best for you? Check out our blog to learn more.
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 will 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.
We aim to serve our creators thoroughly so each application goes through a detailed review process. Depending on the volume of applications we receive, this process can take up to 4-6 weeks. We will contact you directly if your application has been accepted. If you would like to check in on the status of your application, please contact Vydia Support.
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).
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!
Vevo has strict standards for the videos that appear on their platform and 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. For an update, please contact the Vydia Support team.
If an invitation is pending, you can send a new one by completing the following steps:
- Select Royalty Center from the top menu bar.
- Choose a Payee that has a pending invitation.
- Click Resend Pending Invitations.
- Select Okay to confirm.
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