Who is Blend Media?
We are a team of dedicated and passionate content licensing, video and 360˚/VR content specialists. We’ve built the world’s largest library of premium 360° video films created by our growing global network of expert 360° video creators . Our customers are some of the world’s largest brands and publishers who license the content for use in marketing campaigns across social media, online, virtual reality headsets and WebVR.
We enable our creators to make money from their existing 360˚ video and VR content and also generate new income for them through commissions for new content.
Why should I work with Blend Media?
We put creators, like you, and your content first. We are proactive in licensing content, and due to our experience in the short form video space we have established excellent relationships with some of the biggest brands, agencies and publishers worldwide.
We do not license 360/VR content out at ‘stock footage’ rates, because it is worth much more than that.
Unlike any other company in this space, we have also built technology to enable buyers of content to quickly and easily customise that content, which drives significant sales through our platform.
We make sure that your copyright is respected and protected and work hard to combat and monetise, where possible, infringing copies. You can feel confident and reassured that your content and your reputation will be well looked after.
Who are your clients?
Our team has great experience in the short form video space and has worked with many of the world’s largest brands and their agencies including Google, Samsung, Sony, T-mobile, Facebook, Coca-Cola, P&G and McCann.
We have connected 360˚ video creators with some of the world’s largest online publishers including The LADBible who have a monthly reach of over 5 billion.
I hear that Blend Media has a partnership with Facebook?
In April 2017 we announced an exciting partnership with Facebook which will bring valuable benefits to members of the Blend Creator Network. The partnership will provide our creator community with the opportunity to work directly with Facebook's 360˚ video team, including access to training, creator meet-ups and the ability to test new 360˚ technology and products. The goal is to enable our creators to push the boundaries of tech and creativity.
How would you promote my content?
We have a global sales team who are experienced content licensing experts and are busy finding and responding to opportunities to license content from our creators to our customers.
We also have a dedicated marketing team delivering marketing and communication plans across multiple channels including social media, events and media relations. Our goal is to continuing to raise awareness of the Blend Media creators and their brilliant work.
Our team also manages Facebook’s largest 360˚ video channel https://www.facebook.com/360vidz which has over 700k likes and counting! Every day we are promoting our creators’ content on Facebook and including a shout out to each creator.
We know that your name and brand is important to you so we try to always ensure that our creators receive the credit for the great work that they produce.
How do I apply to join the Blend Creator Network?
You can apply to join the Blend Creator Network by completing an application process at www.blend.media/?apply
We will ask a few questions about you and for a sample of your work - you can provide either a URL or a link to cloud storage. One of the members of our Creator Partnerships team will get back to you within 2 days confirming whether your application has been successful.
Please note our creator community represents the very best in 360˚ content, so we will check the quality and technical specs to make sure it's up to the industry standard. Once accepted into our network, you will be able to upload as many videos as you wish.
In terms of quality and technical specs videos must be a minimum of 4k, with no visible stitching lines or nadir, camerawork must be stable and with good and balanced lighting.
How do you license my content - what’s a rights-managed licence?
All our creator’s content is premium quality which we license to clients on a rights-managed basis. We do not believe in royalty free stock footage for 360/VR content. Our customers purchase a one-time fee to use the video or videos for a particular use in a geographic region, on a specific media, and for a specified period of time.
Why do you require an exclusive arrangement with Blend?
We work with major global brands and agencies who often want to take exclusive licenses on content that they use in order to protect their brand - and pay a premium for that right. These licences command higher fees for our creators than non-exclusive licences. If a creator’s content is on our platform non-exclusively we cannot offer an exclusive licence as we cannot guarantee that another brand has licensed that content from another agency.
For example, imagine that Coca-Cola pays for an exclusive licence for a piece of content but finds out that it has already been licensed to Pepsi! That is an awkward situation for brands to find themselves in. Having your content on a non-exclusive basis makes it more difficult to offer brands and agencies your content.
Do you offer a non-exclusive contract?
Unfortunately we are unable to offer non-exclusive agreements for any content at this time.
What is the revenue share?
The revenue share is 70/30 in favor of the Creator.
How do I get paid?
We pay our creators by bank transfer.
When will I get paid?
We pay our creators every 45 days after the end of each calendar month if the total is above $100. Our priority is to always pay you on time.
How can I find out more?
You can contact one of the members of our Creator Partnerships Team at firstname.lastname@example.org