VEVO just rolled out its first new live and programmed music video offering, VEVO TV. The idea behind VEVO TV is to enable viewers to just sit back and have a stream of videos continuously shown to them, introducing them to new artists and allowing them to relive some old music videos that they might have forgotten about. → Read More
Over the last decade the major music labels — and their trade organization, the Recording Industry Association of America — have established a repeated pattern of attacking consumers in the name of squelching illegal file-sharing. Piracy, they claim, has been the industry’s undoing, accounting for an over 50% drop in sales since 1999 (the industry likes to discount the impact of legal… → Read More
Music video site Vevo, which now claims to be the third largest source for video on the web, has opened up in the UK today, including versions of its iPhone, iPad & Android apps hitting their respective local app stores.
Given how popular YouTube is on the web, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that a lot of people also enjoy watching video clips from their phones. And, given the surge in Android, iPhone, and iPad sales, that adds up to a lot of videos. Today, YouTube is announcing just how much people are watching: a whopping 200 million video views per day, up 3x from January 2010.
In addition to this stat… → Read More
Head to leading music video portal VEVO this morning and you’re going to see something that’s quite out of the ordinary: a new music video starring Andy Grammer that puts you in the director’s chair. Hit ‘play’ and things will start simply enough, with Grammer walking down an alley as he croons toward the camera. But after a few moments you’ll see a popup asking if you want him to “Bump into… → Read More
Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff took the stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt to talk about how Vevo, like a Hulu for music launched in December 2009, is now the third largest source for video on the web. Vevo, whose core philosophy is that the Internet is about choice, now receives 49 million unique video viewers a month, with 500 million views in the US and 1.4 billion around the world. → Read More
Last October, YouTube decided to venture into the concert broadcasting business when they showed a U2 concert in Pasadena, CA all around the world. And they did it live. The result? 10 million streams on a Sunday night. Now they’re expanding on that idea with their “Unstaged” concert series. And the first of those takes place tonight with the band Arcade Fire.
Tonight at 10 PM ET/7PM PT if you… → Read More
The U.S. comScore video metrix stats are out today, with the number of video viewers dipping slightly during the month of April. According to the web metrics company, 178 million U.S. Internet users watched online video during the month compared to 180 million in March. Vevo, the Hulu for music videos which launched last December, saw swift growth, attracting 43.6 million viewers in April… → Read More
Later this month, YouTube is teaming with Vevo and American Express to live-stream a concert by The National that’s being held in Brooklyn. The concert, which will be held on May 15 at 8 PM EST, will be available free of charge to YouTube users around the world (with a few restrictions based on rights issues). You’ll be able to watch the concert here. The event isn’t without precedent… → Read More
The biggest U.S. music service on the Web in December was Vevo, a new entrant which is a joint venture between Google, Universal Music Group, and Sony Music. Dubbed the “Hulu of music videos,” Vevo attracted 35.4 million unique visitors in December, 2009, putting it above the 33.1 million visitors who went to MySpace Music, according to estimates put out today by comScore. Considering that Vevo… → Read More
Later tonight, Vevo, the “Hulu for music videos,” being launched by YouTube and several of the record labels, is set to go live. But there’s already some Vevo content appearing on YouTube itself right now.
As you can see on this page, YouTube has an account fo EminemVEVO. It appears this is a way to cross promote for the new service. Not only is the video branded with the Vevo logo (which we’ve… → Read More
Over the last six months we’ve heard quite a bit about Vevo, a premium content site that’s been called a ‘Hulu for music videos’. The site was originally founded by UMG in a partnership with YouTube and has since added Sony Music Group, with negotiations onging with EMI and Warner. But while plenty has been said about its partners, we still haven’t seen much that shows what the site actually… → Read More
VEVO has just announced a ‘strategic’ investment was made by Abu Dhabi Media Company (ADMC), a giant of a media company with headquarters in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, reports MediaMemo. The… → Read More