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, we can 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.
 
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 will be placing their focus 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.

iTUNES – 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.

AMAZON - Amazon Prime & Amazon Video placement
 
By having your music video on Amazon, you’re on one of the largest and most important video platforms in the world. Symphonic has been able to place music videos, original series, and much more for folks to view if they are Amazon Prime members or Amazon Video subscribers. This is yet another great platform to help promote your music video!
 
NOISEPORN – Noiseporn mobile app/Apple TV and Roku Channel TV apps
Noiseporn is our media brand which showcases music news, interviews, editorials and video content. We've expanded the site to also feature a tremendous amount of video content that can be viewable via an iPhone, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast and more. Every music video we distribute is placed on the platform if it fits the standards of the platform.
 
PLUS Video Platforms
 

VIDAPRIMO - VidaPrimo offers the public the experience of watching the videos created by more than 60 different Latino artists! All rights are guaranteed and in parallel with the artists. Their mission is to create a digital platform in which videos of new artists can reach the eyes of fans around the world by VidaPrimo.com. You can see the famous videos in today's Top-5 playlist. The partnership will deliver music videos to partnerships such as:

VIEWLIFT OTT - ViewLift provides a comprehensive suite of technology and services for brands and content owners. ViewLift’s digital platform allows consumers to stream live and on-demand content and offers extensive marketing, data and analytics tools that will empower us to generate revenue and enhance interaction with audiences all for the benefit of our clients.

XUMO - XUMO delivers over-the-top (OTT) video-on-demand (VOD) and LIVE digital channels direct to consumers through smart TV, mobile and other streaming device integrations. Through strategic partnerships with LG Electronics, Hisense Company, Ltd., VIZIO and Panasonic, XUMO has developed one-click access for consumers to stream 100 free channels. Channel Plus, exclusively powered by XUMO, for 2016 and 2017 LG smart TVs with webOS 3.0 and 3.5 presents consumers with OTT content in both linear and VOD formats. XUMO for Hisense, will be available as a virtual input in Q3 2017, the first of its kind, on 2017 Hisense and Sharp smart TVs. A step above standard OTT companies, XUMO is also available as a button on the remote control for 2016-2017 VIZIO D-Series and SmartCast smart TVs, the Chromecast build in VIZIO smart TVs.

XUMO brings consumers 100 premium digital channels via applications that are fully equipped with content recommendations, curated programs and dynamic ad insertion capabilities. XUMO is also available on several other smart TV brands such as Samsung and Funai Electric Co., Ltd. who manufactures and sells Magnavox, Philips and Sanyo in North America as well as iOS, Android and Roku devices. Learn more about XUMO at www.xumo.tv.

MUSIC CHOICE - While only being able to be delivered if a music video has over 1M views on YouTube, Music Choice, is one of the leading platforms for music and video. The multi-platform video and music network, delivers its music programming to millions of consumers nationwide through their televisions, online and mobile devices. Music Choice programs dozens of uninterrupted music channels; produces originals that feature today’s hottest established and emerging artists; offers thousands of music videos through its Video On Demand platform; and launched Music Choice Play, the music video, lifestyle and entertainment network for Millennials. Music Choice is a partnership among subsidiaries of Microsoft Corporation, Arris, Inc., Sony Corporation of America, EMI Music Publishing, Time Warner, Inc. and several leading U.S. cable providers:  Comcast Cable Communications, Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable.

DAILYMOTION - Dailymotion attracts 300 million users from around the world, who watch 3.5 billion videos on its player each month. DailyMotion is a place where you can discover content you love from around the world, live or on demand: sports competitions, music festivals, comedy skits, political debates, fashion shows, gaming live-streams… Viewers can follow, watch and share the events and the ideas that keep the world surprising and diverse as they happen.

MOOD MEDIA- Mood specializes in curating experiences for establishments. Whether it be background music and/or music videos in gyms all over the USA and Latin America, Mood Media will receive your videos for potential addition into their curated video portals thus, ensuring the potential for revenue growth and exposure.
 
We're often asked if our Video Distribution service sends to MTV, VH1, Fuse, etc., we don’t have any current partners that offer music videos to television music networks.
 
Many television channels are focused on show programing rather than showing music videos these days. It’s also not a guarantee airplay in that industry while competing with the mainstream artists out there.

Online presence is the more efficient way to go to get your video seen on demand verses television music channels these days.

Pricing

You receive 70% of royalties from the monetization of your music videos on platforms that provide it (like VEVO, iTunes/Apple Music, TIDAL, and Amazon for example). Aside of 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 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". Release date is when your video would be shown on VEVO and other providers.

Other features of our Video Distribution service
 
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, if not leading providers for music from around the world. This represents a great opportunity for you, the record label and artist to make revenue off YouTube but more importantly, protect your copyrights! By signing up to 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!
 
Helping your video get exposure
We are not a PR firm, BUT on your video’s release day, we will add it to our playlist “Latest Client Music Videos” on our YouTube page. We may also add a client's videos to our social rotations on Twitter and Facebook and tag the artist to help gain exposure if the client is selected as one of our top videos for the month.
 
Video Marketing
From YouTube to Twitter and Instagram, video is fast becoming an essential part of any artist and record labels’ online marketing strategy. We’ve created some cost effective solutions that will allow you to promote yourself on these fast growing and revolutionizing platforms. These include: Instagram Promos, Track Releases, Logo Openers, Promo Flyers, and Lyric Videos.  These services are available for clients to purchase after their first music video submission.

Music Video Production
We can produce music videos! These require a bit more planning and can be as involved as building a website or mobile application. If you are interested in getting a music video produced, please feel free to create a ticket and we can discuss to potentially create a custom quote.
 
 
Music Video titles in other Languages
 
We often get asked if we can deliver music videos in other languages. In regards to the video content itself, all video partners except Amazon Video accept music videos that are performed in another language. In regards to how the titles themselves are displayed on each video platform, please see the below:
 
*For our BASE video partners (VEVO, iTunes, Tidal, Amazon, and Noiseporn Network)
We can distribute music videos with their native language titles intact to VEVO, Tidal, iTunes, and Noiseporn. For Amazon Video delivery, we only deliver to US and UK, and if the video is NOT in English, we would need a closed caption file provided to us (in either .srt or .scc) in all English in order to deliver to Amazon Video. The title would also need to use English characters for Amazon Video delivery.
 
For example:
English Title: "Forever a cat"
Native Russian Language Title: "Навсегда кот"
Russian title using English characters: "Navsegda kot"

*For our PLUS video partners (Dailymotion, Music Choice, Xumo, VidaPrimo, ViewLift and Mood Media)
We can distribute music videos with their native language titles intact to all Plus platforms.
 
 
We recommend during the video submission process that you let us know in the special comments section how you would want your video title displayed if it is in another language.
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