TIPs & FAQs & Guidelines
Note: our online acceptance policy will be more flexible than our television broadcasting policies, but the guidelines below incorporate “common sense” which you should use in creating your music videos. The world we live in has rules and we need to follow them.
TIP #1 Video Length
We like 3 minute or less Videos… a lot.
If you can edit your video down to 3 minutes, you greatly increase your chances for airing as we are trying to get as many new artists on the air as possible.
If your Video is 3 minutes or longer because the song is that long, and you just can’t edit it down, fine. But make sure its really good and keep you’re intros short. Make sure the beginning (or end) of your video isn’t a lot of blank space, no music, not really part of your song music, movie story telling, wasted time… you are taking away from us getting other indie artists on the air.
Over 4 minutes and we reserve the right to edit the length of the video at any point we choose. We may not do this if the focus is really on the song and and not too much time on the “into” or “self promotion” (see below).
TIP #2 Advertising and Self Promotion
1) We reserve the right to refuse, edit your video or blur out adverting FOR ANY REASON or it greatly increases the odds of us just not using your video. So don’t put advertising/sponsors in your videos. Lots of reason why we, our sponsors, and our network carriers will have conflicts with this.
2) We are not responsible for any copyright infringements you may breach in creating your videos… you are! We are not responsible for any legal actions related to your videos, including but not limited to disputes between artists, producers, talent, sponsors, investors, copyright, trademark, licensing infringements or offending content and likeness issues. So do your research and make sure the content of your videos is owned by you and in accordance with any and all contractual agreements, federal and local laws for broadcasting online and on television.
3) Self promotion walks a thin line between “tacky” and “acceptable”… and is never a plus in any video.
Self Promo Exception #1 CREDITS - is that if the self promotion is restricted to the “credits” of the video done in the “traditional” music video style; plain text for 3 to 5 seconds, in the lower left corner of the video, in the beginning of your video and once again at the end of your video, 4 lines of text for “The Artist/Song” and with a transition to a second set of credits in the same style for the “Production Team” credits.
LIKE THIS:(NO ALL CAPS allowed) 5 to 10 seconds into your video and first opening credits are 5 seconds long, in the lower left third of the video (NOT the lower “half”… tacky) :
NOTE: We will let you play with the font style and color of your fonts as long as you STAY IN THE LOWER LEFT THIRD (not half) OF YOUR VIDEO!. DO NOT USE the lower right corner of your video, it may be used by watermarks or other logos related to our networks, sponsors, up coming news or events.
—–First Opening Credits———————-
InternetURL/Address (don’t put http or www, you don’t need it) i.e. YouTube.com/YourPageName or WebsiteName.com
Second Opening Credit – optional (Same style as above, No transition effects, straight cut to these second set of credits) 5 seconds long:
——-Second Opening Credits——————
Producer Name or Director Name
Producer or Production Company Name
Another Credit in Name Only
——–You may repeat again at the end of your video, same rules apply——————-
Producer or Director or Buy URL (Suggestion:ONE agreed upon website by your whole crew where you can give everyone credit).
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