OAC stands for Offical Artist Channel.
YouTube has created this concept to link users' accounts so they set under one channel.
For example, instead of having a separate artist channel and Vevo channel appearing in a search you will now only see the OAC.
Having an OAC also means that you will be given this symbol after your artist name ♩
This is the equivalent of a verification tick ♩
If you already have a youtube channel and at least 3 videos please contact your youtube representative to create your OAC.
To request a Vevo channel to be merged into an OAC, use this link (below) and type “Vevo OAC” into the search, choosing “Add channel to OAC”. Then, click through to chat or email support.
Adding OACs as moderators
Vevo can add OACs to Vevo channels as moderators.
This means that these linked OACs will be able to access the chat function on premieres and delete comments on videos by going to the URL of the Vevo video. Live chat messages sent by the moderator will also be highlighted and have a "wrench" icon.
Merging OACs + Vevo channels
Channel merging can only be actioned by YouTube. Please do not contact Vevo about channel merging. Please see this form to request channel merging from YouTube.
Will Vevo videos be visible on my OAC channel?
Yes, if you see any missing videos please contact youtube.
When Vevo video goes live do users get a notification if they are only subscribed to the OAC channel?
Yes, as long as your youtube and Vevo channels are merged your subscribers will receive a notification.
I've delivered a video to my OAC, will this also appear on my Vevo channel?
No, this will only appear on your OAC in order for this video to appear on both channels you will need to request for the video to be moved. Further details of how to do this can be found at the below support page.
I've delivered a video via Vevo, will I see video analytics on my OAC channel?
Yes, you will see video analytics but not real-time analytics for this video.
Is there a certain number of videos that a channel needs to merge a Vevo channel and an OAC?
There is no requirement on the number of videos on a Vevo channel for it to be merged with an OAC. However for an artist channel to become an OAC this must have at least one video. Vevo channels can only be linked to an OAC and not just an artist channel.