What is VEVO?
Your personalized music video and music entertainment platform. VEVO is the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform. VEVO is available in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Spain and United Kingdom through VEVO.com, the mobile web, Mobile and Tablet Apps (iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, Kindle Fire, BlackBerry Playbook), Connected Television (Xbox, Roku, Boxee) and user embeddable video players. VEVO TV, an always-on broadcast-style music and video channel, is also available in the US and Canada within VEVO.com and apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Kindle Fire, Xbox and Roku. In various territories, VEVO powers music videos on artist pages across Facebook, as well as syndicates to dozens of online sites, including AOL, BET, CBS Interactive Music Group (including Last.fm, Metro Lyrics and MP3.com), Disney Interactive, Fuse.tv, Univision, Viacom Media Networks, Wenner Media and Yahoo! Music. Additionally, through a special partnership with YouTube, VEVO is accessible in over 200 markets, expanding the platform’s reach around the globe.
What kinds of music videos are available on VEVO?
VEVO has approximately 75,000 music videos in addition to original series, behind-the-scenes footage, live performances, and artist interviews. VEVO continually adds music video catalogs and programming to its platform through new partnerships with major record companies, dozens of independents and other premium content owners like CBS.
How do I get my videos on VEVO?
At this time, we receive all of our programming from our partners. If you are an independent artist, we suggest that you contact one of our distribution partners for information on having your videos distributed through VEVO. Read more about VEVO and VEVO’s partners on our Company Profile page.
Does Justin Bieber’s 'Baby' video really have 700 million views? What does that mean exactly?
Yes! All the view counts you see on VEVO are the total plays a video receives across the VEVO platform, including VEVO.com, VEVO Mobile and VEVO syndication partners including YouTube. VEVO is the official measurer of online music video view counts.
How can I get in contact with VEVO?
Contact us anytime, for any reason at feedback@VEVO.com. We get lonely and we love email, so don’t be shy.
Creating and Managing Your VEVO Account
Why should I create a VEVO account?
Creating your own VEVO account means you’ll get the most out of your VEVO experience: facebook friends, VEVO messaging, customized playlists, seamless sharing, and of course a fluid experience between all your VEVO endpoints. Your account will also make you eligible to enter VEVO sweepstakes for the chance to win exclusive prizes.
How do I create a VEVO account?
It’s super easy and we’re glad you asked. Our product team has worked extremely hard to make your registration process as simple as possible, so simple actually that it takes only 2-clicks. Just click on the Facebook “Login/Register” button in the top right corner of the VEVO homepage and then click on the “register” button in the registration box and you’re done. Welcome to VEVO!
Why do I have to register through Facebook?
VEVO and Facebook are like apple pie and vanilla ice cream, life is better when they’re together. We’ve doubled down on social and personalization in our latest redesign and want users to get the full VEVO experience. We understand that privacy is important and we’ve made it a top priority. Making your views private is always 1-click away and possible in the top right corner, social on-off button, on any VEVO.com page.
What is iTunes Sync?
It’s when we match artists in your personal iTunes library with artists in our catalogue and create a playlist based on those matches. VEVO has the tech savvy, we just need your permission. It’s the second and final step in our registration process, so hurry up and create an account already!
Why should I sync my iTunes library with VEVO?
It’s pretty amazing to see that in 15 seconds (yeah, that’s all it takes) VEVO can match artists in your iTunes library with artists in VEVO’s video catalogue and then surface a playlist based on those matches. The best part, even we learned that some of our favorite niche artists have VEVO videos; it was super gratifying to discover. You have to try it and see how cool it is for yourself.
How do I update/personalize my Profile or change my Account Settings?
You can personalize your account by clicking on your user name in the upper right hand corner of any VEVO page to access a drop down menu where you can manage your Profile, change your account settings, and subscribe to VEVO’s newsletter.
How can I make my Profile private?
Making your views private is always 1-click away and possible in the top right corner, social on-off button, on any VEVO.com page.
How do I find my password if I can’t remember it?
Simple, since all of our registered users are connected through Facebook, you can use your Facebook information to login. If that still doesn’t work, you’ll need to reset your Facebook login information at www.facebook.com. Let us know if you have any issues, feedback@VEVO.com.
Watching Videos on VEVO.com
How can I start watching videos at VEVO right away?
Now you’re talking! Head over to www.VEVO.com, search for your favorite music video, and let us do the rest. We’ll take you right to a video watch page, play your video, and populate a playlist based on your searched music video. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy.
What is the VEVO Player?
All videos play in the VEVO Player, an elegant, state-of-the-art video player enabling the highest quality video playback.
Is the VEVO Player embeddable?
Yes! The VEVO Player lets you embed single videos. Just click 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 friends via Facebook, Twitter and more.
Can I select a list of videos to watch?
Of course! You can watch videos in sets – we call them playlists. VEVO is built on the playlist concept. Every video that you watch will be part of a playlist, if it’s not yours or your friend’s custom playlist, we’ll leverage our developers’ brains to build one for you, isn’t it nice when someone else does the hard work for once.
How do Suggested Videos work?
Music discovery is an integral part of VEVO. We offer you recommendations based on four inputs: 1) Social behavior – what you and your friends have watched, liked, and listened to. 2) VEVO recommendations – Based on your personal viewing history, we’ll recommend new videos we think you’ll enjoy. 3) Based on a wicked smart algorithm – VEVO works with a Boston based, music intelligence company called The Echo Nest to generate this input. 4) VEVO iTunes Sync – VEVO has the ability to match your iTunes artists with VEVO artists, it’s super cool so try it.
Creating and Using Playlists
What is a playlist?
Don’t worry, we know this one. You can watch videos in sets called playlists. Rather than clicking around one by one, you can load any VEVO playlist and enjoy watching multiple videos in a row. In fact, we like playlists so much that we decided to create VEVO around this concept, which puts every video you watch into a playlist. You can also search for playlists that include your friend’s playlists or VEVO editorial playlists. Finally, you can create and save your own personalized playlists.
What is the “My Playlists” feature in the left rail?
That is your personal playlist page. We added this feature so you have a single destination to manage all of your playlists.
How do I create playlists?
We made creating a playlist convenient. You can click the "+" next to "My Playlist" in the left rail, name your playlist, and then click the "save" button. You can also create a playlist by clicking "save" on the video watch page. Then simply search and add videos to you playlist using the "+" button on the video watch page.
How do I create a new Social and Synced Playlist?
Easy. Login to your account and go to http://www.vevo.com/account/playlists and click the create Social Playlist and Synced Playlist buttons.
Can I delete my VEVO Recommends playlist?
You can’t, but man that would not be fun.