There's lots of talent out there who may have questions about what we do. This area is designed to help you as much as we can.
- 1. Uploading my videos
- 2. Use of music
- 3. Payments and money stuff
- 4. Agents and Record Companies
- 5. About us
- 6. Getting on Da Block
- 7. Technical stuff
How am I chosen?
We have a professionally trained evaluation team, who will accept videos based on our standards.
Can I upload from any part of the world?
Yes you can.
How many times can I send in my video?
As many times as you want. But each video has to be the performance of a different song
Can I have more than one video playing at the same time?
Yes, there is no limit to the amount of videos you can submit or the amount that you can have playing simultaneously
How long will my video stay up on the site?
Your video will stay up until the heats begin. If you are in the heats, you will be notified and asked to prepare a longer video for preparation to be entered into the semi finals
Will I be guaranteed a place each time I upload?
No, each upload is considered separately based on the talent and performance involved in each video upload.
Can a person vote several times for the same video?
Yes they can as many times as they like
Do I have to sign up with my real name or can I sign up with a nickname?
We suggest that you definitely signup with a real name as both a performer and as a subscriber. This is important because as a performer we need to send you money through PayPal which should match the details of your credit card that you will use on Paypal, otherwise you might have problems with Paypal as they might need to make sure the same person buying the subscription is the real cardholder. Also If you are a performer, there is a place in the upload document for Stage Name which is the name that will be shown on the screen to the viewer. For purposes of performing we will use the Stage name.
Do you share my information with anyone else?
No we do not ever share your information with any third party.
Do you allow any nudity on the videos?
No we do not allow any nudity or behavior that would be deemed inappropriate by the general public or national televison.
Can I use my mobile to record my videos?
Yes you can.
If I use original music, what is the procedure?
If you use original music we suggest that you get the permission of the composer. If the music has already been released it is covered by a license agreement from a Performing Rights Society (PRS)
Can I use pre-recorded tracks like Karaoke tracks?
Can the song be from any musical genre?
Yes we are one to all musical genres as well as languages.
Can I lip sync and not perform live?
No, we want people are actually singing
Can I sing with another person?
Yes as long as that person is part of the act.
Can I use whatever original music I want?
Yes you can.
a) Yes, as long as you get the permission in writing from the composer to use the music or beat
b) if the music is popular, been released and being played on the radio, 9 times out of 10 it is covered under an internet broadcast license (which we have) so that is ok to use.
c) If it is original music by a producer or composer you must either get the written right to use it or provide us with a waiver so that if the writer of the music is unhappy with your performance they cannot hold us legally responsible for it.
If you are using original music on your video we require that you sign a waiver form absolving DaBlockonline Ltd, from any legal responsibility before putting original music on our site.
How will I receive the money I make from voting?Can any category of music or dance participate?
You will receive your money which will be placed in your Pay Pal account which you can set up with your email account
Can people buy votes using their debit and credit cards from all over the world.
Yes they can. Our payment system supports Visa, Mastercard and Pay Pal as well as many, you can see what is supported on the website
How long will it take before I receive payment from my votes?
We try to send everyone's money within 2-3 weeks after their video stops being played.
What is the formula used for paying me from the votes I receive?
Example: you receive 500 paid votes at the price of .35(pence each) which equals £175.00. Then you divide by 4 or 25% which equals £43.75. Your share from these votes equal £43.75. All payments will be made in British Pounds Sterling currency.
How do I get paid?
We send your money to you through your PayPal account
Why do you charge an application fee for submissions?
Our application fee is used in part to hire people our staff to run the competition. We try to keep the price reasonable. Also our thinking is that we are much cheaper than if you sent your video or song to a company by a courier service.
If I am under 18 years old can I still participate?
Yes, you can but you will have to have your parent or guardian fill out a form allowing you to do so.
Do I need to send DaBlock any cash for anything?
ABSOLUTELY NOT. We only take Paypal or credit/debit card for uploading and votes. We do not deal in cash.
Is there a number I can connect anyone on Dablock to ask questions.
Yes, if you have a question, first email us and give us your number and we will call you back at our expense. We find that it is easier this way because we are dealing with many different times zones all over the world. Dablock
Can I get in touch with a professional record company though DaBlock? And does Dablock take any money for putting me in touch with an agent or record company.
Yes,Once you are in the heats, we will send you information about various recording companies. No we do not charge singers any fees for putting them in touch with record companies or agents.
How do record companies get in touch with me if they like me?
They would contact us and we would contact you through your email.
Where are your office headquarters?
Our administrative offices are located in London, England. Different parts of our operation are located in London,England.
Can you be reached by Skype ?
Normally the best way is through email and if we feel we need to talk to you by voice we will call you back on Skype. Generally because this is an international site covering lots of time zones all over the globe, the best and most effective way to communicate with us is by email. We try our best to respond within 48 hours. Also we are set up to do a direct Facebook response.
If I have a marketing or sales question can I email someone on Dablock?,
Yes you definitely can.
Do I need to be a professional to send in my video?
Absolutely not. Our position is that you might not have had any formal training but might be the next big thing.We truly hope so and will help you as much as we can.
What do I have to do if I want to work with DaBlock?
Just send us your CV/Resume to our email in the contacts page
Can I participate from any country in the World?
Yes, you can
How do I let people know i am on Dablock and how to support me?
When you upload your video, you will receive a confirmation letter with a link in it that connects to a page that tells you how to promote yourself on DaBlock.
What are the chances of me being chosen?
At least. 99.9%. We try to be as fair as we can to everyone and we don't exclude anyone as long as their video is within our standards.
Can I buy votes for myself?
Yes you can.
Can I copy the link from Dablock and send it to my contacts asking them to vote for me?
What video formats are accepted?
Accepted Video Formats - .FLV , .WMV, .AVI, .MPG/MPEG ,
What is the maximum size of the video?
Up to 2 GB file size.