Music Video Distribution

We deliver to the most prominent outlets for your music video can get the most visibility possible.


Get VEVO Certified

Let us setup your VEVO channel and deliver of your first video today.

VEVO will create more awareness for your brand as an artist or label. Monetize your Content, Distribute to all Syndicated Partners, Monthly Royalty Statement.

Unlike normal youtube video uploads, on VEVO you can earn money per video stream, and we can collect this revenue for you! On average, VEVO boasts 2 to 3 times more money per stream over standard YouTube rates. This means greater exposure AND greater earnings! VEVO is accessible in over 200 countries.


Release your video on Apple Music & Tidal with us today.

Video distribution with 1710Media also means your content will be delivered to Tidal and iTunes. Apple iTunes still continues to be a major player in the downloads arena worldwide. You’ll earn money for every copy sold!


(Deliver Music video on VEVO, Tidal, Amazon Prime, itunes & Apple Music.)

  • Keep 100% Royalties.
  • New VEVO Channel set up. (If you’re yet to get your vevo artist page set up, this plan is for you. Once created, you can upload all subsequent videos on it)
  • Deliver 1 (one) Music Video on VEVO, Tidal, Amazon Prime, Apple Music & iTunes.


  • Keep 100% Royalties.
  • Deliver Video On Existing Vevo Channel. (If you do not have an existing VEVO channel, you have to purchase the New Channel Plan)
  • Deliver 1 (one) Music Video on VEVO, Tidal, Amazon Prime, Apple Music & iTunes. Video live in 24hours.


  • Keep 100% Royalties.
  • Deliver Video On Existing Vevo Channel OR Create a new Vevo Channel
  • Deliver Unlimited Music Videos on VEVO, Tidal, Amazon Prime, Apple Music & iTunes in a year. For up to 2 artistes.


VEVO – Includes VEVO branded Youtube channel and submission for featured artist slots

TIDAL – All mobile and desktop devices

AMAZON – Amazon Video and Prime

APPLE – Streaming on Apple Music and placed in the iTunes store for sale, under your artist catalog

The process is listed below. 

Getting Started

In a few steps you can initiate the Video Distribution process, you can start this process here.

  1. Fill out the video metadata form
  2. Pay the delivery fee depending on the package of choice.
  3. Upload your video using WeTransfer or if your video is larger than 2 Gigs, send a DropBox or Google Drive link to


There is a light approval review process of the videos that are sent to us prior to delivery. The video needs to have some production quality or at least be put together well. Most of our partners (like VEVO and iTunes) want quality videos that show off the music video without any distractions.

We will work with you and give you feedback on your music video so that it meets the partner's specifications. We will not reject the video unless you are unable to make the needed revisions

*Tip: The videos must NOT have burned in logos, on screen urls or sites, logos or text on black backgrounds, no nudity, violence or drug use.

Once the video is paid for, uploaded, metadata is provided, and approval is given we can deliver the video to the partners you have specified.

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. Vevo artist profiles are intended for artist use only. no management or record label profiles allowed.

Accounts are limited One channel per artist. The applicant of this vevo artist profile will receive both of the following:

  • Vevo branded youtube channel appearing on Vevo branded youtube channels are created using the artist name ending with Vevo. For Example: ArtistNameVEVO. Artist photo, music videos, social media & music app webpage links will appear on your YouTube channel.
  • Artist Profile appearing on (Artist image, biography and music videos will appear on your ARTIST PROFILE listed on Your url will look like: ​


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.

It is #15,000 to set up a VEVO channel and this includes your first video upload.

If you don’t have an existing VEVO channel, we can create one for you. In the video metadata form, you can specify which new channel name you would like created or what your current channel is named (ie ArtistNameVEVO). For new VEVO artist channels, we will need:

- A PR photo of the artist – must be high quality of at least 5,000 x 5,000 pixels at 72dpi. It also must be an actual photo of just the artist, and cannot be a logo, graphic, or artistic rendering of the artist.

- A Banner image – Artist Banner Image/Graphic: 2560 x 1440 px or 2560 x 423 px is recommended for a new YouTube Vevo channel in this size.

Please keep in mind that all VEVO channels must be created per artist, and must be an artist name. VEVO does NOT allow labels to have a VEVO channel created.

VEVO creates new channels in bulk on every Monday, and channels are fully created by Tuesday. Any new channel request made after that Monday, will go into the queue for the following Monday batch.

For this reason we require you to submit your video distribution request at least two weeks before your go live date. This will ensure your channel and video are complete by your release date

With VEVO, your video will be placed on a VEVO branded artist YouTube channel. With your music video being a part of VEVO's catalogue, it has the potential to be placed on VEVO YouTube featured playlists to get more exposure. (1710Media pitches your video for a feature placement to VEVO if requested during the video distribution submission process). Having a VEVO branded YouTube channel will also add some verification that you or your artist is on the same level as mainstream artists

Unfortunately, no. A VEVO branded YouTube channel is not like a regular YouTube channel in that it is managed by VEVO, and they do not give access to a third party. Therefore, artists will NOT receive a log in to their VEVO channel. We can make changes and updates to your video and channel info on your behalf as an approved distributor to VEVO. We can make changes to items like:

-Artist profile photo
-Social Media Links
-Channel description
-Video Description
-Video Title
-Video thumbnails.

All of these can be requested by sending an email to

As we can only upload one video at a time through VEVO's back end portal, this can vary in length but usually takes approx 2-5 working days to get a video live.
Every streaming provider pays differently, and with different rates. We have deals with all of the major streaming providers in the world and there isn't one defined pay per play amount because the structure for each is different. 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. Clients collect 100% of the royalties for video distribution. We pay out quarterly 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. We are not privy to the information on how much VEVO pays per stream or how they calculate their royalties. For example, they could pay differently based on how much advertiser revenue is being paid into VEVO and whatever interaction the user has with that ad while your content is playing. So there is no defined pay rate that we can specify. VEVO also needs to verify actual plays, meaning the video has to be watched for more than roughly 50% and the views needs to come from an actual user and not a bot that is being used to "juice" the VEVO views. This is heavily frowned upon and VEVO has removed content before when they have ascertained that views are fraudulent. But rest assured that every stream deemed a successful one from the partner level is paid.
On your video’s release day, we will add it to our playlist “Latest Music Videos” on our YouTube page. We may also add a client's videos to our social rotations on Twitter, instagram and Facebook and tag the artist to help gain exposure. Your video will also appear on the 1710Media blog.

Click here if you'd like to view the terms and conditions for Video Distribution. Additional terms and conditions on other services available HERE.

Before you begin doing any submission, it is important that you know that we can only accept original video content and thus, your video can’t contain third-party content that you do not own. Here are the basic requirements to distribute your video;

  • Must contain 100% original material (audio and visual).
  • Must be professionally produced or have some production quality.
  • Cannot contain full frontal nudity, explicit drug use or graphic violence.
  • Cannot contain the release cover image.
  • Your video cannot exceed 10 minutes.
  • No logo or MTV style credits in the corners of the video.

In terms of the content of your music video, there are some DON’Ts as well. Please read this important list of items to not include in your music video.

  • All videos need to only show the music video itself with no on screen distractions.
  • NO URLs, hashtags, handles, dates, shoutouts or other promotional text on screen.
  • NO burn in logos in corners of screens throughout the video.
  • NO front / ending slates, title or end cards in video (white text on black screen).
  • NO MTV style credits in corner of video.
  • NO still image or blank screen in video, videos need to have active pixels.
  • PR Photo and Banner submission

If you require assistance or design services here, we can assist! 

Your PR photo and banner image must be formatted as follows.

  • Artist PR photo (it cannot be a logo or graphic, at least 2400px x 2400px at 72dpi, centered and some space from the edges ) for VEVO Youtube channel creation * VEVO will use this photo for your artist profile on all VEVO platforms.
  • Artist Banner Image/Graphic: 2560 x 1440 px or 2560 x 423 px is recommended for a new YouTube Vevo channel in this size. 

This is one of the most important steps so please take a moment to read through all and, if all of the below is complicated or if you need any assistance terms of your own encoding efforts, feel free to contact us.
The higher the quality your submission the higher the quality the encode delivered to the iTunes and other partners. If your music video doesn’t meet all minimum specs, it will be delayed for delivery until the video is corrected. Please make sure your video meets guideline before moving forward.


Format: AAC
Channels: Stereo
Sample Rate: 44.100 KHZ
Bit Rate: 320 kbps CBR

Compression Type: ProRes – Preferred for HD or H.264 – Also Acceptable
File Format: .mov (ProRes) or .mp4 (H.264)
Dimensions: At least 1280×720 (1920×1080 Preferred for HD)
Frame Rate: Native (No less than 23.98 FPS)
Bit Rate: Unrestricted (at least 150 mb/s is Preferred for HD, If H.264 at least 50mb/s)

The video must be de-interlaced and be set up for multi-pass encoding
NO frame re-ordering in your encoding settings
The size of your video will be a large file due to the recommended bit rate and video format (H.264/ProRes).

Please export all encodes using Compressor or Quicktime.