Submitting podcasts, commercials or music videos

Podcasts, Commercials and Music Videos can be added the same way traditional movies and television series are, via the New Title Form and selecting the “Made for Video” or "Made for TV"  types.

Note that in order to be accepted, the title should adhere to the following guidelines:

• Be of general public interest
• Released on TV and/or released on video, the Internet, or print made available to the public.

If your title adheres to these guidelines, use the New Title Form to get started. Pro Tip: If available, we recommend providing a direct link to the title in the Video Clips section under “Links to Other Sites” with the description WebsiteName – Full video so our data editors can verify your title quickly and IMDb users can view the content.

You will receive an email receipt for this submission and will be able to track your submission here.

Please use the following formats to list commercials, music videos and podcasts.

Brand: Title of advert if known (year) (V) i.e. Chanel N°5: The One That I Want (2014) (V)
Please submit as Made for Video
Please add the keywords: commercial, the brand i.e. chanel-no.-5
Connections - follows for ongoing commercial series

Music Video
Artist/Band: Title (year) (V) i.e. Taylor Swift: Bad Blood (2015) (V)
Please submit as Made for Video
Please add the genres: Music, Short
Please add the keyword: music-video
A link should be submitted in the Video Clips section under Links to Other Sites with the description WebsiteName - Full video.
An artist is playing a character in a music video as they are performing, and should not be listed as "Self" which should be reserved for talk show appearances, documentaries etc. To reflect this the artist should be added with the character name as their own name, i.e. Ellie Goulding, unless playing a clearly defined character/s in the video i.e. Taylor Swift in the video You Belong with Me who is listed as Popular Cheerleader/Studious Bandmember.
In cases where the artist doesn't appear in the video then the artist should be listed as above but with the attribute voice. If the entirety of the video is compiled of footage from a film then the cast should be listed as archive footage.
The songwriter is eligible for a composer credit and the lyricist should be credited in the music department as lyricist.

Podcasts (Audio & Video) 
The name formatting of a podcast remains the same as a normal title i.e. The Joe Rogan Experience
If episodic please submit as type Made for TV with the sub-type TV-Series
If stand-alone please submit as type Made for Video
For all, please add the keywords: category-podcast 
If audio only then please also add the keyword "audio-only"
A link to somewhere the podcast can be watched or listened to should be submitted in the Miscellaneous Link section, with the description WebsiteName - Full audio, or WebsiteName - Full video, as appropriate.

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