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.
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.
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 app.
Vevo is connecting an ever-growing global audience to high quality music video content. Vevo offers fans worldwide a vast array of premium content to choose from, showcasing official music videos alongside a constantly developing lineup of live performances and innovative original programming. From top superstars to rising new talents, Vevo brings incomparable cross-promotional support to artists across the musical spectrum, at every stage of their careers. Videos distributed to Vevo will be delivered to both an artist Vevo channel on YouTube, as well as the Vevo app on various CTV/OTT devices as outlined here.
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.
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. Music videos are only searchable within their mobile app.
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.
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.
GOGOPIX – GOGOPIX is a new destination for music fans to enjoy watching music videos! Inside GOGOPIX, music videos are organized into playlists. Their playlist team is constantly combing through music videos received from Symphonic to find “new adds” for the playlists. New playlists are launched on a weekly basis and existing playlists are generally updated every 2 weeks. To get a feel for the playlist curation in GOGOPIX, we encourage you to install the app and check things out for yourself.
More information can be found HERE.
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.
Promo Only – Started in 1992 by two industrious DJs from Central Florida, Promo Only has become the benchmark for Music and Music Video promotion. With locations in New York, California, and Florida and international offices in Europe and Canada, Promo Only services Radio Stations, Professional DJs and Hospitality Venues with the newest music and music video to increase artist exposure and streamline the process of marketing to the masses for both major and independent labels. Clients include The Armed Forces Network, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, iHeartRadio, Cox Communications, Sirius/XM, and many others. With numerous genres serviced daily, weekly and monthly via our POOL (PromoOnly OnLine) application, Promo Only simplifies the process in keeping up with the newest trends in music for entertainment driven businesses while providing valuable insights for both artists and labels.
Canela Music (Latin Content Only) – Canela Media is a leading, minority-owned technology driven company offering brands a complete ecosystem to connect with multicultural audiences starting with its free streaming platform service, Canela.TV, which enriches the new generation of U.S. Latinos with free access to unique, culturally relevant content.
In addition to TV content, Canela Music features a unique blend of Latin music programming, featuring various genres from Latin Pop, Regional Mexican, Classics, Romantic, and more. Canela Music currently only accepts Latin genres and can be downloaded from the App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android.
You receive 70% of royalties from the monetization of your music videos on platforms that provide it. 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.
- 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.
To have your Symphonic distributed video taken down, please submit this takedown form HERE.
Stock Footage or Public Domain Videos
Music videos must contain 100% original material (both audio AND visual). Fair use does not apply to video distribution, where content is monetized.
Our video partners want to see original footage, as many artists use the same footage for their videos as well and therefore it oversaturates the market. All videos we deliver must contain less than 10% stock footage in the entirety of the music video, and that stock footage must only be used to enhance composited shots and not be the primary source of footage in the video. Thus, the main video itself needs to consist of originally shot footage to make the video unique in its genre.
Music videos should also be used to illustrate yourself as an artist and brand, versus using readily available footage that any artist can use.