If you don't have an existing Vevo channel, DistroVid will send a request with your first video upload to have a channel created for you. You can select "No - There is no existing VEVO channel" on the upload form to indicate you need a new channel made for your videos:
Channel names have two main requirements:
- The channel name cannot exceed 16 characters, excluding the VEVO portion attached at the end of the channel name.
- The channel name cannot contain special characters or punctuation.
In addition to these requirements, channel names are case insenstive. For example, these two channel names would be considered the same channel within Vevo:
When a channel name is generated, it's generated based on your artist name. If that channel name is in use, we may need to resubmit a new request for a different channel name. Typically, best practice is to add "Music" or "Official" to the name to differentiate your new channel from an existing channel. Your channel name and artist name do not need to be an exact match, such as ARTISTOFFICIALVEVO or artistmusicVEVO.
If your artist name includes the word "the" it is also common practice to remove "the" from the channel name. For example, TheBandVEVO may be shortened to BandVEVO.
If you have an existing Vevo channel, on the DistroVid upload form you can have your videos routed directly to that channel. Just select "Yes - There is an existing VEVO channel", and then enter your existing channel name when prompted: