When HITRECORD and YouTube Originals distributed the finished episodes, HITRECORD reviewed all the final videos by hand and account for every single contribution and artist involved.

HITRECORD made an initial assessment of how much each artist should've received based off the impact their contribution played in making that final episode. This assessment was posted publicly on the site, in what we call a 'Payment Proposal.'

If artists were included in the Payment Proposal, they were emailed and notified on the site. We call it a Payment Proposal because it’s just that – what we believe to be fair for the contribution and the impact it has in the final episode. During this Payment Proposal period, the individual creators and the community had an opportunity to have a conversation about it.  After our proposals were posted publicly, there was a two-week window for the community to provide feedback on every Payment Proposal. Maybe someone thought they were left out, or someone thought they were making too much, or too little — anyone was able to post a comment that everyone else saw, and responded to.

The HITRECORD Community Team, led by @MattConley and @JenGerdano, reviewed and addressed every single concern raised. It was an open dialogue, and it was important to HITRECORD that everyone had a chance to be a part of it. Based on this discussion, we made changes or adjustments, and of course, artists were informed about it.

After the two weeks were up, HITRECORD made all final decisions and the Final Payments will be posted.

Money was then paid out digitally through our payment facilitator, Hyperwallet. Everyone who was included in the Final Payments were e-mailed and notified on the site, with instructions on how to collect their money through Hyperwallet.

The most important thing to remember is that the process was open, transparent, public, and everyone had the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback along the way.

For more information on community payments for Create Together, please check out THIS VIDEO

If you have any questions, please send us an email to support@hitrecord.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.