Frequently Asked Questions
What is 4V Live?
4V Live is a US-based virtual entertainment company specializing in providing talents with a platform so that they can entertain, educate, or inspire with their artistic expression, primarily through livestreaming as VTubers. "4V" stands for "For Virtual content creators." 4V Live's mission is to democratize the business of the entertainment industry for content creators, and we believe that the content creators should have the right to radical freedom of speech and access to ethical business support. For additional information, please visit Our Story page.
What is a Virsona™?
"Virsona" is a trademark term for a 4V Live virtual content creator (or "4V Live VTuber").
What is a VTuber?
A VTuber is an online entertainer who uses a virtual avatar generated using computer graphics. It is also known colloquially as "a virtual YouTuber," although the platform each individual entertainer chooses to use may not necessarily be on YouTube.
Can we create fan arts, such as illustrations, cosplays, videos, and games?
Of course! We love creators and artists and would love to encourage everyone to participate in creating arts with our Virsonas. Please visit our Fan Art Guidelines page for more detail. Long-story short, all the intellectual property belongs to its respective owners, and if you are doing it for fun and not commercially, we're cool with it!
How do I apply/audition?
For more information, please visit our Auditions page. We are not actively seeking and have no immediate plans for Gen 2 at this time. However, if you still wish to submit an application, the audition form is available here.
What do you provide for each 4V Live Virsona?
A brand new professionally drawn and rigged Live2D model.
Dedicated support structure, including the necessary software and knowledge to get started.
A very small weekly stipend for the first eight weeks.
A business/content adviser.
Complete control of the content. All the content created belongs to the talent!
For 4V Origins and next unspecified number of future classes, it will be 80/20 split perpetuity on revenue generated directly related to the intellectual property, with 80% going to the content creator. Afterwards, we're not really sure what the contract would look like, but we will be transparent for all future auditions.
Intellectual property rights, once the talent has reached the minimum requirements of # of streams and duration! The talent will be the sole owner and will be able to keep the model.
Are you looking for a mixed-gender group?
We intend to have mixed-gender group for 4V Live. We are looking for looking for talents regardless of sex, sexual orientation, or gender expression.
Are the auditions for already pre-made characters?
No. We will personally work with the talents and cater the avatar that fits the talents' wants and need. We want our talents to add their flair and creativity to their Virsona.
What are the requirements to audition?
18 years old or older
US Citizen or US Permanent Resident
Reliable internet access and a computer
Why are you only accepting those from the United States?
Sorry, we don’t have expertise in international contract laws. :-( Otherwise, we would.
Are there any restrictions on when or what I can stream?
No. We believe in free speech, and we will not censor content based on an individual’s views or opinions. Each Virsona is responsible for the content they provide. Generally, we will not block, limit, remove or interfere with the content, except in extremely limited circumstances, i.e., when it violates the International and the United States Federal Laws and local jurisdictions’ laws and statutes. All content and views expressed are those of the content creator and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 4V Live. As a policy, 4V Live do not publicly comment on Member’s content in any way, shape, or form, to preserve the authenticity of the content and for the respect of their opinions.
If I don't have experience creating content, can I still apply?
Yes! We are open to any aspiring virtual content creators as well as those with a background in content creation. We love bold and courageous creators with something to share with the world!
If I am currently an active VTuber and get in, would I be able to keep my current model?
Yes! Terms and conditions will be discussed and determined in a case-by-case scenario.
What happens when I graduate? Do I get to keep the model?
Yes– once the talent has met the minimum contractual obligations, IP rights are owned by the talent.
Can you tell me more about volunteering?
To our surprise, there has been a lot of messages about potentially volunteering or "interning" for 4V Live! So we've created a volunteer program for those who want to be involved with 4V Live! If accepted, you would be invited to our Discord channel as Volunteer/Staff Members, interact with 4V Live Virsonas, and get exclusive access to what we are doing (i.e., 1st view at character designs)!
To apply, please submit your application via 4V Volunteer form here.
Are you hiring for 4V Live?
Since the last time this FAQ was updated, we are still hiring! We would encourage you to visit our Jobs / Volunteers page periodically for updates.
Are volunteers allowed to audition as well?
Yes. In order to be fair to all those applying to become a 4V Live Virsona, we will be impartial in our auditioning process, regardless of the applicant's status as a volunteer.
How can I contact you about other questions/inquiries?
Please visit our Contact Us page. Due to the volume of messages, please note that we may not be able to respond to all messages.
We welcome feedback about the 4V Live and our Virsonas as well as any other comments or questions you may have, however please be aware that we cannot accept and will not review story ideas, business proposals or marketing concepts.
If you'd still like to send us feedback, please do so at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legal notice (Our lawyer told us to put this): By submitting your feedback, you authorize 4V INC ("4V ") to publish or otherwise use your feedback in whole or in part, and to use your name in connection with the feedback, in any medium and for any purpose whatsoever, without additional consideration. You agree that 4V is under no obligation to use your feedback and that it may use part or all of your review without attribution. You certify that you are the original author of the feedback (except as expressly indicated otherwise), that the consent of no other person, firm, corporation, or organization is required to enable 4V or its related parties, including 4V Live Virsonas, to legally use your feedback and name, and that 4V 's use of your feedback and name will not violate the rights of any third parties. You agree that this authorization contains the full and complete understanding between 4V and you regarding use of your feedback and cannot be modified except by a document signed by 4V and you. You further certify that you have read the foregoing, fully understand its meaning and effect, and intend to be legally bound by its terms.