Video Distribution Monetization (Royalties Payments)

Video Distribution clients have their videos monetized on VEVO, iTunes, and Tidal. Any other channels that provide ad-based streams and/or royalties are accounted for. Clients collect 70% of the royalties for video distribution.

We payout monthly (schedule here) for partners that have reported and paid us royalties. If you surpass the threshold of revenue earned for your videos, then you can claim and receive revenue. If not, it rolls over until you do. The process starts over to the following reporting period.

If you did not already have a Symphonic Music Distribution account, an account will be created for you where you can log in to check royalties and request payment. The standard Video Distribution account has a threshold of $50.

VEVO is about 2-3 months behind our monthly schedule of report postings. Not every partner reports monthly or at the same time thus, if you released a video in May, it may not show up until the August posting that covers June. New sales will appear in your balance when they are reported.

On February 20, 2018, YouTube decided not to monetization on any channel, including VEVO branded channels, until such time as the channel has achieved a minimum of (a) 4,000 watch hours over the past 12-month period, and (b) 1,000 subscribers. Further details can be found in YouTube’s blog posting.

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