For the quite a while now, YouTube has had a partnership program that allowed content creators to monetize their works, and this includes Vocaloid producers. However, Nicovideo lacked such a program for traditional Nicovideo users. This is one of the reasons why I found the promotion of official Vocaloid YouTube channels to be so important.
But earlier this month, Nicovideo opened up a community voted system that allows users to recommend the content creators they feel are the most deserving of a Nicovideo partnership.
The system works in much the same way as the YouTube partnership program: A recommended user has their content more publicized, and is paid a share of ad revenue by Nicovideo for the views gained. These producers can then use this revenue towards providing even better high-quality content.
The recommendation system will only remain open until October 31st JST, so there’s not much time left. If there’s a producer you enjoy following and would like to recommend them, don’t waste any time! You can also vote for more than one. Here’s how you can cast your vote:
Step 1: Locate a video by your favorite producer(s), then click the “video menu” button. Lastly, click the “recommend” button, as illustrated below. If you are unsure how to locate videos by your favorite producer on nicovideo, VocaDB.net is a useful resource.
Step 2: Click the large orange button next to the user’s avatar, then write an explanation for your recommendation. English is okay! The message cannot be more than 800 characters long. Submit your recommendation, then click the orange button on the following screen to confirm.
After this, your recommendation has been completed! Remember, you are allowed to recommend more than one producer, and the time period to recommend users ends on October 31st JST. Cast your votes, and inform your friends to do the same!