How can I have my CD, DVD, or game added to the Rovi database?
You can send us one copy of the product along with any relevant promotional materials, such as press releases, photos and other images. We add products and other materials to our databases at our discretion. By submitting products and other materials to Rovi, you acknowledge and agree that those products and materials will not be returned to you, will become the property of Rovi upon receipt by Rovi and may be used by Rovi at its discretion. All products and materials should be sent to:
By mail:Product Submissions
1168 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
For music - firstname.lastname@example.org
For movies and television - email@example.com
For video games - firstname.lastname@example.org
For books - email@example.com
What happens once Rovi receives my product?
Your CD or DVD will go through a data entry and scanning process in which everything from credits to track listings to cover art will be entered into the database. Our editors may also assign descriptors such as genres, styles, and moods to the title. Your product will then be stored in our archive in case there is a future need to review, add to, or correct the data.
How long will it take for my product to appear on the AllMovie web site?
Your product should appear on our web site within 4-6 weeks after we receive your materials.
My title is a theatrical film, not a physical product. Can it still be listed in the database?
Certainly. Simply mail a press kit to the Product Submissions address listed above.
Will Rovi review or synopsize my product, or write my biography?
We try to review and synopsize as many CDs, films, and DVDs as possible, but we can't make any promises about which titles and performers will receive this level of coverage. Resource constraints make it necessary for us to prioritize coverage based on factors such as current popularity, historical or artistic importance, and the needs of our data licensees.
If I send you my biography or a write-up on my product, will you add it to your database?
Our editorial policy is that all reviews, synopses, and biographies must written by Rovi staff and freelance contributors, so we cannot use copy supplied by artists and labels or studios. This copy is very helpful to us as research material, though, so please do send it along.
Who can I contact regarding the status of my submission?
You may inquire about the status of your product submission via postal mail or email (using the email addresses listed above), but due to the volume of inquiries we receive, we cannot guarantee a personal response. Phone inquiries are not accepted. We are also unable to grant requests that your title be moved up in priority or entered into the database within a specific time frame, but rest assured that all commercially available titles submitted will be entered on a first-come, first-served basis.
My product information is appearing on your website, but not on some of the e-commerce sites you supply data to. Can you fix that?
It is up to each Rovi licensee to determine what products they present on their sites. Any questions you have about the presentation of your product on other sites should be directed to the owners of those sites.