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Youtube won’t block our artists…

Youtube won’t block our artists…

 

WHATS GOING ON

So wait, what’s going on? YouTube is blocking independent artist?!?!  Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, YouTube, is preparing to change the site adding a subscription service called Music Pass.  This service is their way of competing with other music streaming services like Pandora, Spotify, and Beats Music, to name a few.  In order to do this, Youtube must sign new licensing agreements with the labels involved.  Apparently, not only are smaller, indie labels not being offered the same deals as the majors, but the contracts that Google is putting in front of them aren’t the same either.

Financial Times, Vice President and Global Head of Business at YouTube Robert Kyncl stated that video content from indie labels will be blocked “in a matter of days” should the labels not agree to YouTube’s terms.”

 

HOW IT EFFECTS YOU

Seems like unless you’re signed to a major label, there is a possibility that your video will be removed from their site.  However, there is a loop hole! We love loopholes! VEVO,  is linked with YouTube, so all of your video content you currently have will be searchable through YouTube! This is awesome news!!!

 

HOW WE CAN HELP

Wait, you don’t have your videos on Vevo? Well that’s where we come in.  At Vydia, we help artists of all levels monetize and promote their visual content, through Vevo.   A Vevo account can help users get the most out of the content they want to enjoy, including sharing with Facebook friends, messaging through Vevo, creating customized playlists and more…

 

So what are you waiting for? Sign up to submit your videos to Vevo Today!

 

T.I. and Hustle Gang Signing Troy Ave?

T.I. and Hustle Gang Signing Troy Ave?

Is Vydia’s client Troy Ave soon to be the newest member of Hustle Gang!  Angela Yee from Power 105.1 got a hold of T.I. at the BET Awards and asked him to clear up some rumors about the possibility of signing Troy Ave.

In the interview, T.I. said a deal was in the works, and a verbal agreement was made, and they were just waiting for the lawyers to draw up the papers.  This is great news! T.I. stated to MTV  “ I want to work with people that the industry would otherwise have a hard time working with. I want to work with the people that the industry may not know how to communicate with or might not know how to perceive.”  He went on to say that he wanted to bridge the gap between the industry and the Artist, and infact he wanted to be the bridge. Troy looks at this deal as being similar to how “50 had to go with Eminem and Dr. Dre to get put on.”

Vydia loves working with both T.I. and Troy Ave.  We’ve submitted plenty of their music videos to BET, MTV, and REVOLT,  resulting in placement and Heavy Rotation on the networks.

Can you land the Heavy Rotation spot? Submit your Music Videos to MTV, BET, REVOLT, and more at VYDIA.COM.

MVS Now Taking Submissions for P.Diddy’s Revolt Network

Music mogul, P. Diddy, is back in the game, after a long hiatus from music-making. Fans are utterly surprised in the best way possible,  as his newest venture is a new music network called “Revolt,” which launched this week. The rebellious enterprise encourages music fans to abandon the internet ship and board the television bandwagon. So far, Diddy’s network it’s a major success.

We haven’t even gotten to the best news.  MVS is now taking music video submissions for the network! This is definitely something to get excited about, as artists now have the opportunity to have their music videos aired on the network, and attract attention from hungry viewers and fans.

Will Sean “Diddy” Combs’ network be “The Number One Name in Music,” as he so bluntly stated? If you want to show your stuff and make this happen, submit to Revolt TV as soon as possible! The network is on the rise, and we can’t wait to see where it goes.

Many people ask “How do I submit to Revolt TV?”, but we made it easy for you.

Click here to submit to Revolt TV

How To Get Your Music Video On mtvU

Ever ask, “How do I get my music video on mtvU?” MVS and Trendsetter client Mod Sun ran away with an overwhelming victory this week on mtvU’s The Freshman that impressed even those at MTV. Each week The Freshman brings you five emerging artists from all genres and the fans get to vote for which video will get on-air rotation. It is one of the most frequently added shows for MVS clients and promises a minimum rotation of 25 spins a week on mtvU. So what exactly does it take to win a contest like The Freshman and get your music video on mtvU? Take a page out of Mod Sun’s book! Here’s the top three tips from Mod Sun’s recent success that any artist can learn from!

  1. Engage your fans/followers/friends! These are the people who are willing to advertise you through a retweet, a share or like instantly, much like an unpaid street team. Mod Sun was a pro at activating his friends to spread the word about The Freshman contest. He spent the time replying to each and every fan who voted for him and even got some of his celebrity friends (with over 40k followers) to give him a shout out on Twitter including producer Dave Cappa, musician Cisco Adler, and rapper Mac Miller, bumping up his influence in the Twitter world.
  2. Reward your fans with Contests and Giveaways! Some die-hard fans may love your music enough to advertise you for free, but truth is most people don’t want to give something for nothing in return. Here’s where contests and giveaways play a huge role! Take a look at Mod Sun. Each day within the voting week, he created a contest to keep his fans in on the action, giving away free hoodies or gift cards to his merch store online for the best Twitter or Instagram picture of fans voting. Here’s an example below. Rewarding fans with contests and giveaways keeps fans intrigued and actively involved in you as an artist. In short, fans are willing to do more if they get more out of it.
  3. Be creative with what’s in your hands! There is so much new technology at our fingers tips! If we only thought of ways to use it to our advantage. Mod Sun did just that with the Twitter-owned app Vine. After creating his own, he encouraged fans to create vines of themselves voting for his music video on mtvU. (Check out one here!) Tons of six second video clips flooded the mtvU Twitter feed, sending the music video to the winning spot on The Freshman. See what you have to use at your expense to help promote yourself as an artist whether it’s a new app or something else. Get to thinking of new and innovative ways to interact with your fans. A little creativity goes a long way.

Getting your video on mtvU is one thing, but that’s not where it ends. There’s a lot of work that goes on afterwards in order to win a contest like The Freshman. If Mod Sun can do it, so can you. All it takes is some time, effort and creativity.

So are you ready to get started? The first step is submitting your video to Music Video Submissions. We will get your music video into the hands of the decision makers at major networks like MTV, mtvU and Music Choice. If your music video is chosen, you may just have a chance at The Freshman yourself. Check out some our client success stories here. If you think your video has the same potential or better, then what areyou waiting for? Submit your video today!

 

 

TOP WAYS TO INCREASE VEVO VIEWS

So, you have a VEVO channel, or you are thinking of starting one, and you may be asking yourself, “What are some ways to increase my VEVO views”. Music Video Submissions is here to help you with all of your VEVO needs! We would like to provide you with some tips to increase your views on VEVO, and give your video the most exposure as possible. MVS offers a unique service that allows independent artists to set up their own VEVO channel. Through a simple digital application and submission process, musicians can have their video(s) featured among the world’s leading artists. Below are some tips on how to increase your exposure and VEVO views!

1) Play-listing. One of the best ways to increase your VEVO views is through VEVO-playlisting. Although not guaranteed, Music Video Submissions can assist you in getting your video into weekly meetings that could land you a slot on VEVO-playlisting. Some recent success stories include artists like Nuk Official and Mario De Rossi. Vevo’s Video Playlisting on YouTube is located on the right side of whichever music video is playing and features the Top 4 music videos in a specific genre. What you may not know is that this feature alone creates a significant amount of traction for your video. How? Well, a majority of views comes from playlist referrals from related videos.

Q: On a side note, many people ask “Do I have to be signed to a record label to create a VEVO account?” No, because Music Video Submissions has a distribution partnership with Vevo, our service allows any artist to set up an account and get on VEVO.

2) Front Page placements: VEVO is the worlds leading and all-premium music video and entertainment platform. Now, imagine how much your views would increase if your video being on the front page! You ask yourself “how can my video get a front page VEVO feature? Music Video Submissions can also help you with this; although not guaranteed, for those are editorial decisions made by Vevo, and are selected on a case to case basis. MVS is here to make sure the premium set-up service available to our clients, to help you enhance your views. We have had many artists land front page features as an exclusive artist, or even land front page video premieres by submitting through MVS. When a fan clicks on your picture, they will be led directly to your Vevo channel where they can watch your uploaded music videos. Some recent MVS clients videos, including Hot Water Music’s “Drag My Body”, along with Thomas Fiss’s “Breathe” were both featured on the Front Page of Vevo for new video premieres. Krissy Krissy is another MVS artist with a front page VEVO feature for her video “Maybe I”. Check it out in our client section here. All of these artists views jumped significantly after these features!

Here are some examples of some VEVO front page features, so you can see what they look like:

VEVO Premiere
Premiere

Playlist
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Exclusive
Exclusive
Fun Fact: Vevo and YouTube are linked. So, all of your video content will be searchable through YouTube.

3) Embed your VEVO video: You may have been uncertain, and have looked up “Can I Embed A Vevo Video”? Well, the answer is YES! The VEVO Player lets you embed single videos by just clicking “Share” at the top of the Player. Under Embed, just click Copy code. With the exception of full screen playback, all the Player functionality of VEVO.com is available so you can easily share your favourite videos with your fans via Facebook, Twitter and more. By embedding and sharing your content, it will allow more people to see your video, increasing VEVO views. If your number one goal as a musician is to make the most of your presence on the web and and submitting your music video to Music Video Submissions, and VEVO, can help you do just that. With over 51.5 million unique viewers, Vevo has become one of the most popular tools for promoting music videos, allowing fans to discover new artists daily through Vevo.com and through syndicated music videos on YouTube. MVS has partnered up with Vevo to offer our clients the best chance to get in the spotlight.

So, now that you have a solid understanding, join thousands of other in setting up your VEVO channel. With all of the services Music Video submissions has to offer in increasing your VEVO views, as well as enhancing your experience, team MVS will get your account started today! If you still have some unanswered questions, feel free to check out our VEVO F.A.Q. section here.

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HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO TO RETAIL OUTLETS

Have you ever been shopping in a retail store, hear a catchy tune, see an awesome video, and ask yourself “How does one submit their video to retail”? MVS can help you solve the problem! When looking to promote a single and video, artists often overlook the large market available in retail outlets. Whether it is hip hop,rap, R&B, rock, or country music promotion. Music Video Submissions can help target a nationwide audience by submitting a single to stores across the country. Your music and video will not only be able to transcend your physical and online locations; it will also have the chance to appeal to a vast variety of different types of people.

Many may not understand the importance of having the proper videos played in their store, for it could determine who comes in and out. What’s playing in your retail store says a lot about your brand, your employees, the customers who visit, and the kind of experience you want your guests to have. With the abundance of music being released digitally these days, it may be a breath of fresh air to discover a new track in Victoria’s Secret. I personally have left stores with songs and videos stuck in my head, which had lead me to look up the name of it in the future.

For example, take a look at Pop sensation Chris Wallace, whose video for “Remember When” was submitted through our digital distribution networks, and is regularly playing in Costco on ALL of their HDTV’S!!!!!
Chris Wallace

Submit your videos to ALL of our participating retailers for one low price. If you think your video has what it takes to be played in retail outlets, let music video submissions help you. Submit today through musicvideosubmissions.com!
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HOW TO I GET MY ROCK MUSIC VIDEO SUBMITTED TO MAJOR NETWORKS?

So, you’re watching various television programs including MuchMusic and mtvU playing the latest and greatest Rock music videos, and you ask yourself, “How do I get my Rock music video to major television networks”? Well, the answer is simple; Music Video Submissions.

MusicVideoSubmissions (MVS) offers distribution to all the major music video networks in The United States, Canada, Latin America and The Caribbean! MVS is your one-stop music video distribution company. From providing the closed captioning service to placing your video online, on air, or on demand, MusicVideoSubmissions.com can help you with all your music video distribution needs Use this page to learn more about the outlets you can submit to. Artists from around the world can submit to any of these music video networks. After you’ve done all the hard work of producing your video, you can feel confident knowing that you can submit music videos and they will be viewed by all the decision makers at each of the networks.

While we don’t guarantee that your video will get air play at every network you submit it to, we give you the best possible chance. Every video that is submitted to the major networks through MVS will be viewed, considered and given feedback either way. Your one-time set up fee includes: closed captioning, quality control check, encoding, minor audio/video edits, and paperwork. Your dreams of being heard on MTV, BET, Fuse, and more may become a reality sooner than you think! Some recent success stories on our Rock N’ Roll front include Lucky and Wild, Cusses, The Composure, and more! Check out some videos below, and see if your video is up to the challenge!

The Composure “The One”

Lucky and Wild “Adult Life”

Cusses “Don’t Give In”

So, now that we have answered your questions, what are you waiting for? Whether it’s Rock, Hip Hop, Gospel, or anything else, get started on submitting your video to major television networks today!
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MVS SEEKING CHRISTIAN MUSIC VIDEOS!

Are you an aspiring Christian artist looking to break out your newest music video? Music Video submissions wants to help you with all of your distribution needs! MVS is looking to expand our Christian clientele, no matter what genre, Gospel, Pop, Rock, Indie, Worship, and more. We want to get your music video out there!

This genre has allowed various music producing companies to emerge and promote artists whom are appreciated amongst diverse audiences today. As most independent artists know, the outcome of getting your video played on a major network would be HUGE, for having your video in millions of living rooms could jumpstart your career to a whole different level. But with the thousands of videos being a made a year, how can one get you get your video in the right hands? Music Video Submissions can help! From providing the closed captioning service to placing your video online, on air, or on demand, MusicVideoSubmissions.com can help you with all your music video distribution needs. Keep in mind, we are always seeking other genres as well, including Hip Hop, Country, Christian, Latin, Metal, and Pop!

Music Video Submissions has the connections you need in order to get your music video in the hands of top Christian networks like GMC (Gospel Music Channel), JCTV, Relevant Music, God TV and many more. Christian networks like these distribute thousands of uplifting music videos on television and online and reach across North America 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That means more exposure for your video! Submit your video using the simple DIY format and leave the rest up to MVS! We can’t guarantee acceptance but we can guarantee that your video will be viewed by the television network’s decision makers giving you the best chance possible.

Imagine your music video alongside artists like Lecrae, Brandon Heath, Chris Tomlin, or Francesca Battistelli. Think you’ve got what it takes? From providing the closed captioning service to placing your video online, on air, or on demand, MusicVideoSubmissions.com can help you with all your music video distribution needs. Submit your video to today!
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Billboard Now Incorporating YouTube Plays Into Its Formula!

Pretty cool news regarding YouTube; it now has even more benefits than you may think! You may ask yourself “What makes a song a massive hit these days”? In the age of songs like “Gangnam Style” the answer to this question often has as much to do with its popularity on YouTube. YouTube is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, share, and view videos. Some more examples of this trend include Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”, as well as Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know”.

This week the Billboard Hot 100, the magazine’s 55-year-old singles chart, takes a evolutionary step by incorporating YouTube plays into its formula. The move comes just in time for Baauer’s song “Harlem Shake,” the latest viral video phenomenon, which will make its debut at No. 1 this week thanks to the change. If you haven’t heard, or seen videos, “Harlem Shake,” a bass-heavy hip-hop track with no lyrics beyond a few samples, got little mainstream attention when it was released in May as a free download. But this month its popularity exploded on YouTube, as thousands of fans uploaded videos of themselves dancing and creating choreography to the song. In fact, by last week, more than 4,000 videos were going up each day!!

Download sales and Spotify streams of the track also skyrocketed to a whole new level. But the remarkable trajectory of “Harlem Shake” led Billboard to move forward right away on its update, something it had been in discussions with YouTube about for nearly two years, Bill Werde, the magazine’s editorial director, said on Wednesday. “The notion that a song has to sell in order to be a hit feels a little two or three years ago to me,” Mr. Werde said. “The music business today — much to its credit — has started to learn that there are lots of different ways a song can be a hit, and lots of different ways that the business can benefit from it being a hit. The move is Billboard’s latest step in modernizing the Hot 100, which besides sales and airplay now also incorporates data from streaming services like Spotify. YouTube has taken on an essential role in propelling songs to the cultural forefront, often long before they are picked up by radio programmers. The rise of “Harlem Shake” is all the more remarkable because of its speed. With only 18,000 downloads the song did not make the last Hot 100 chart at all. But last week it caught fire online, and across the tens of thousands of its scattered YouTube dance videos the song had 103 million views in the United States, according to YouTube, and sold 262,000 downloads, making it the third-most downloaded track of the week. (Even without the YouTube data, “Harlem Shake” would have charted in the Top 15 this week, Mr. Werde said”.

Studies show that Billboard’s charts are based on data collected by Nielsen SoundScan, which has also been completely modernizing its data. When the service started way back in 1991, it gave the music industry its first reliable, third-party sales data, transforming the way record labels, retailers and others did business. Now Nielsen also tracks radio plays and most major streaming services. “We want to measure how much consumption is going on, in whatever form a consumer chooses to consume something,” said David Bakula, a senior analyst at Nielsen.

For a full link to this article in The New York Times, click here.

So, now that you are seeing even more beneficial outcomes of music videos these days, be sure to check out our services and get started today!

how to get a vevo channel

How to get a VEVO channel

So, you’ve heard all about that little thing called VEVO, and its benefits. Now you’re asking yourself, how to get a VEVO channel? Do I need to be signed with a label to get on ? How can I upload videos to my VEVO channel? Instead of giving yourself a headache with all of your questions, let us provide a simple answer: Music Video Submissions powered by Vydia.

MVS powered by Vydia has a distribution partnership with VEVO, and our service allows any artist, signed or unsigned, to set up an account and get onto VEVO. We also add videos, and make them available on your account. Incase you are still uncertain what VEVO is, allow us to explain. VEVO is the leading all-premium music video and entertainment service, which is available in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom, which includes VEVO.com, Mobile Apps (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android, Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry PlayBook), Connected Television (Google TV, Boxee) and user embeddable video players. Additionally, through a special partnership with YouTube, VEVO is accessible in over 200 countries, expanding the platform’s reach around the globe.

Here is an example of what a VEVO channel looks like!
how to get a vevo channel

Now, you may not be asking yourself, once I get a Vevo channel, how long will it take before the page is active? Once we submit your files and information, Vevo will individually processes and review each video and artist. So, it can take up to 2-3 weeks to activate your channel. Once the channel is set up you can add additional videos quickly and easily at no extra charge. Plus, after you set up your initial VEVO accounts using MVS, you will be sent an automatically generated email with a unique ID, which will enable you to log in to Music Video Submissions and upload new videos to be added to your channel at no extra cost! Once we receive your information and files we will begin setting up your Vevo page. You will be contacted within 24 hours of your submission to confirm the status of your order. We charge a yearly fee of only $20 to manage your account. Plus, VEVO is linked with YouTube, so all of your video content you currently have will be searchable through YouTube!

Here is an example to show you how easy the steps are in setting up a VEVO account!
how to get a vevo channel

Hopefully this gives you a better understanding of how to set up a VEVO account. It may sound like a lot of work, but that is what Vydia is here for: to help you with all of your set up needs! If your number one goal as a musician is to make the most of your presence on the web and submitting your music video to Music Video Submissions powered by Vydia, and VEVO, can help you do just that. With over 51.5 million unique viewers, Vevo has become one of the most popular tools for promoting music videos, allowing fans to discover new artists daily through Vevo.com and through syndicated music videos on YouTube. MVS powered by Vydia has partnered up with Vevo to offer our clients the best chance to get in the spotlight.

So, now that you know how to get a Vevo channel, get started by entering your email address below!
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