Frequently Asked Questions

Can I sell you my video?

Of course! If you are the undisputed owner or creator of the video, and have not sold or licensed the video to anyone in the past (including upload to America’s Home Videos, Vin Di Bona, or similar sites) you can submit it for review. At that point, we’ll have one of our talented video associates look over the material and determine if it is something that fits our criteria.

What kind of videos do you license and represent?

An infinite variety! From interesting to awe inspiring, cute to clumsy, we are the very best at identifying special material that is perfectly suited to our audience’s taste, and fits somewhere within our extensive distribution network.

What constitutes ownership?

If you personally shot the video, or can show sufficient proof that the video is yours to sell.

What is considered proof?

The original, unedited, full length version of the video is a great start! If you can send photographic evidence of the location (or the individuals featured in the video) that also helps us determine the ownership of a piece of content. We’re looking for anything that proves to us that this video is absolutely, without a doubt, your creation.

How do I get paid?

If we review your video and determine it matches our criteria, we will contact you using the information you provide. We’ll give you a proposal and provide you with the offer details, once the agreement is finalized, we will issue you your payment! Our most efficient (quick and easy) payment method is PayPal, where we can pay to nearly every corner of the world! In rare circumstances where PayPal is not an option, we can issue a paper check, which takes a minimum of 21 days.

When do I get paid? After

all relevant steps are completed, and all material is collected, you’ll be added to our payment report, which gets processed by our brilliant accounting department on a weekly basis.

Do I have to take the video off of my own channel?

If you have uploaded your video to any other video sharing site (YouTube, Vimeo, etc) you will not have to remove that version (in fact, we will do our best to promote your version of the video through our network).

Can I sell it to someone else?

All agreements are made on a video by video basis. Consult with one of our licensing experts before making any future agreements. If you have sold or licensed the video in the past (or are currently represented by a third party), please let us know so that we can tailor our agreement accordingly. If you have uploaded to any contest or sweepstakes sites (AFV, Vin Di Bona, etc) we will need to know that as well.

Will you let me know if the video is used?

While we do our best to let each and every video creator know when and where their content is being used, it may not always be possible to communicate that at the moment of broadcast. If it directly impacts your agreed upon terms, we will be sure to update you at regular intervals.

How much is my video worth?

Since every video is different, and everyone’s needs vary, our expert video licensing team will be in touch to help you maximize your earning potential, as well as let you know what you can expect throughout the life of your video.

Can I get future royalties?

Since every video is different, and everyone’s needs vary, our expert video licensing team will be in touch to help you maximize your earning potential, as well as let you know what you can expect throughout the life of your video.

Where can I see the video after I sell it?

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Do you look at every video submitted?

Every video submitted through the Vault is reviewed by our team of experts soon after it is submitted, and if it matches our criteria, we will be in touch.

I haven’t heard back from you, what’s the deal?

It’s possible that your video does not meet our criteria at this time, and we have decided to pass on licensing it, but don’t give up! Make sure the contact info you provided is current, and check your spam folders, there may be a message in there waiting!

I live outside of the United States, can you still pay me?

Most likely! PayPal allows us to send payments to any confirmed account quickly and securely.

I got a comment on my video asking me to check my inbox, where is that?

After logging in to your YouTube account, go to youtube.com/inbox

I got a YouTube comment/message from a user named Welcome2hiphop, is that you?

Yes, that is one of our official profiles used for YT communication.