About Video Distribution

Symphonic is proud to be a provider that works with artists to expand their brand through video. Not only do we focus on Video Distribution, but we can also help create the video content as well. You can view all of our offerings by clicking here.

We want to help artists and record labels to distribute solid and cutting-edge video content at a price that is as cost affordable as it is easy to use.

Let Symphonic Distribution do the hard work and deliver your video(s) to the most important video destinations! Upload once, and we’ll deliver it everywhere at once for just $95 per video. You receive 70% of royalties from the monetization of your music videos.

Video distribution is not only limited to Symphonic clients; we welcome ALL artists and labels who have video distribution needs. You also can choose specific partners for delivery during the video submission process if you do not need a particular platform. We can also deliver back catalog music videos; our video distribution service is not limited to new music video releases.

 
Who are our video partners?
 
BASE Video Platforms

VEVO – Your customizable artist VEVO branded Youtube channel.
VEVO hosts music videos from both Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment syndicated on YouTube, with Google and VEVO sharing advertising and similar benefits. As of June 6th, 2018, VEVO will be phasing out elements of their owned and operated platforms and focusing more on their partnership with YouTube. After this date, their website and mobile app will no longer be available.
 
TIDAL – All mobile and desktop devices.
Tidal is a subscription-based music streaming service that rivals the likes of Spotify but targets audiophiles who want higher-quality, lossless audio. It also offers high-definition music videos and curated editorial content from big names in the music industry, including its owner, Jay Z.

Apple Music – iTunes Store for video sales & downloads as well as Apple Music for Streaming
iTunes is a media player, media library, online radio broadcaster, and mobile device management application developed by Apple Inc. It is used to play, download, and organize digital downloads of music and video (as well as other types of media available on the iTunes Store) on personal computers running the macOS and Microsoft Windows operating systems. The iTunes Store is also available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

Facebook – Premium Music Videos (PMVs) are published in the Videos section of Official Artist Pages on Facebook (PMV’s cannot be delivered to private Facebook profiles). This allows you to capitalize on the built-in reach of an existing fanbase, easily engage with fans to drive views, and house all of an artist's content in one location. The main thing to remember with Facebook Premium Music Videos is that they are monetized under your video distribution deal, whereas a regular post to the page by the artist is not.
There are several destinations across Facebook where users can discover, watch, share, and interact with your artists’ PMVs in the United States, which provides a LOT more reach than a regular post.

  • The Videos tab on the artist's Page.
  • The new music video destination on Facebook Watch, of which users will see music videos surface on their News Feed. People can explore their personalized music video feed, search for specific videos and browse Facebook's video catalog by genre, mood, and artist. Users can also easily discover new music videos and also rediscover classics.
  • Users can share PMVs to their own profile or other surfaces like Groups.
  • PMVs will also be discoverable in Search.

Official video streams from Facebook will also be added to the data that informs the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard 200, Artist 100, and Billboard Global 200 charts and all other Billboard US and global charts that include streaming data. Please note that Premium Music Videos (PMVs) are only available in the US. Facebook video plays will be categorized as ad-supported streams and represent activity solely within the US. In addition, Facebook videos will be included in the 'Others' data bucket under Video within MRC Data’s Music Connect platform.

If you or your artist(s) have opted-in but are currently not auto-sharing new videos to their feed, now is a great time to activate this feature. This is a great way to drive additional visibility and discovery for your music videos on Facebook.

You can check out more details on our Facebook Premium Music Videos FAQs here.


Vimeo – Videos will be located under Symphonic’s official Vimeo channel for more potential exposure. Vimeo is an American video hosting, sharing, and services platform headquartered in New York City. Vimeo operates on an ad-free basis and instead derives revenue by providing subscription plans for businesses and video content producers and offering software as a service (SaaS) with video creation, editing, and broadcasting tools, enterprise software solutions, as well as the means for video professionals to connect with clients and other professionals. Vimeo focuses on the delivery of high-definition video across a range of devices.
 
 
PLUS Promotional Platforms (curated content only)

A curated experience means that we'll deliver content, and their team, whether it be human or algorithmic, will preview and decide if the content will make it onto their platform. Symphonic does not process refunds if a video is not selected for placement on these platforms.

Latido Music  - Latido Music is a hybrid 24-hour linear and on-demand Television Network for Latin Music fans in the United States, Latin America, and Spain. Serving the population of over 100 million Spanish-speaking millennials and Generation Z viewers, the channel features music video programs with the biggest hits, hottest music stars, and newest artists, as well as news and original shows that take you deeper into the music, the culture, and lifestyle of popular Latin music. On Latidomusic.com, you will find attractive programming composed of music videos, news, interviews, reality shows, documentaries, and more!

Delivery and acceptance by Latido Music include placement on the Latido Music channels on the below platforms. Currently, they are only accepting Latin content.

Connected TV: XUMO (ch 288), TiVO, VIZIO, LG Channels (ch 288), Samsung TV Plus (ch 1506), Pongalo.

Applications: Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV

Website: https://latidotv.mitunetwork.com/

Symphonic Spotlight – Symphonic Spotlight is a mobile app and Roku channel that showcases music videos from Symphonic Distribution record labels and artists and also features exciting and entertaining music content including Latin, Hip Hop, Electronic, and more. Symphonic is proud to work with the stars of tomorrow, and you can view them and their talents here 24/7. iPhone and iPad will also be connected to Symphonic's editorial properties to provide music education and news. 

XITE –  XITE aims to offer the best music video experience in the world. Founded in the Netherlands, XITE now reaches 100 million households across Europe and North America through linear networks, interactive TV apps, and on-demand streaming services. The company revolutionized the way audiences experience music videos by allowing viewers to search, like, and skip through its entire catalog, enjoy channels curated by its team of music experts and create their own channel based on a genre, decade style, and mood using its unique Mixer feature. XITE has a full music video catalog through agreements with all major and top independent music labels and distributors.

CoolNerdTV – CoolNerdTV is the streaming service of CoolNerd Media, Inc., a digital firm of audio and video technicians for events, television, and film. For years they operated a “RedBox Kiosk for Smartphones” called CoolNerd Kiosks, which operated in concert venues, train stations, public schools, and public libraries. With the broadband advancements, CoolNerd Media decided to launch a streaming service of their content for the Web, iOS, Android, and Roku platforms. They launched CoolNerdTV in March 2020, at the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Stream CoolNerdTV anywhere & anytime via Web, iOS, Android, & Roku! Their content is multi-genre, including docs, features, series, and performances. “We are CoolNerds; people who are passionate about topics often considered nerdy like science/technology, art/music, and underdog stories. We hope you find yourself a CoolNerd too!” Visit https://coolnerd.tv/ for more information!

Boomplay – Boomplay is the leading music streaming and download service in Africa, provided by Transsnet Music Limited that aims to empower the African music ecosystem to unlock its full potential. As of April 2021, it has over 50 million monthly active users and an expansive music catalog of 53 million songs. The app is available globally on mobile through the Google Play Store and App Store and on the web via boomplay.com.

 
Nightlife Music – Nightlife Music is a music subscription service for businesses that combines the best in music and tech to deliver immersive customer experiences. For over 30 years, Nightlife’s investment in innovation and curatorial expertise has increased the value music holds in out-of-home settings, creating a better outcome for artists, rights holders, businesses, and consumers. In over 5,000 locations across the hospitality, leisure, tourism, retail, and fitness industries, Nightlife’s platform helps businesses engage with consumers through on-brand playlisting. Nightlife’s world-first innovation – crowdDJ®- with over 30 Million songs picked – has revolutionized the out-of-home experience, allowing people to choose their music.
Music videos will play on TVs in Nightlife venues, via Nightlife’s secure and encrypted media players. Nightlife content plays out on over 10,000 screens across Australia and New Zealand and songs are able to be chosen in many of these venues using their crowdDJ app or a kiosk mounted in the venue. You can find out more on crowdDJ at nightlife.com.au/crowddj

 

Pricing

You receive 70% of royalties from the monetization of your music videos on platforms that provide it (like VEVO, iTunes/Apple Music, and TIDAL, for example). Aside from this, our rates are:

  • $95 per video delivery to our BASE video distribution partners, and (if selected) PLUS partners upgrade fee of $55.
  • Changes / Updates are $10 per change per video prior to the go-live date.
  • Takedowns are $50 per video(s) active / live on video platforms.
  • Re-Uploads after a takedown would be paid at the regular rate.
  • All are paid via PayPal.

Go Live Date - This is a reference to your "Release Date." The release date is when your video would be shown on VEVO and other providers.

Other available services
 
Artists and Record Labels are in an ever-evolving and growing music industry. With over 1 billion unique users each month, YouTube has become one of the leading providers for music from around the world. This represents a great opportunity for you, the record label, and the artist to make revenue off YouTube but, more importantly, protect your copyrights! By signing up for this service, you will not only be able to monetize your videos but have a fingerprint created for your audio or visual that will pick up anyone that has used that very same audio or visual in their own productions!

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