Rio Caraeff

  1. Vevo Launches in Mexico

    April 30, 2014 12:20 PM EDT Vevo today officially launched in Mexico, which now becomes the 14th country to offer the service. Mexican viewers will be able to watch over 100,000 official music videos, original music programming and live concert events via vevo.com and will a ...

  2. Vevo Owners May Be Looking to Sell (Report)

    April 29, 2014 8:47 AM EDT Universal Music Group, Sony Music, Google and Abu Dhabi Media are considering a sale of Vevo, the music video streaming platform launched in 2009, according a report from Bloomberg. The company is said to be mulling bringing on Goldman Sachs to ov ...

  3. Vevo's Rio Caraeff, Chrysler/Fiat's Olivier Francois, Rita Ora Announced For 'Midem Talks'

    September 16, 2013 10:31 AM EDT Midem, the long-running international music conference and trade show based in Cannes, France, has announced the launch of Midem Talks , a new four-day series of discussions led by prominent members of the industry. Centered on the theme of sust ...

  4. New Music Seminar 2013: Frank Cooper, John Sykes, Rio Caraeff Talk Brand Partnerships, Mobile at ‘State of The Industry’

    June 10, 2013 5:21 PM EDT You can’t accuse the 2013 New Music Seminar of thinking small. The conference kicked off Monday morning with a wide-ranging “State of the Industry” panel featuring Frank Cooper , the chief marketing officer of PepsiCo; John Sykes , the president ...

  5. Vevo Launches Lean-Back TV Experience

    March 12, 2013 12:48 PM EDT The company that brought back music videos to a new generation of on-demand viewers on Tuesday is launching Vevo TV, a traditionally programmed, linear broadcast that harkens back to the era of appointment television. Like broadcast TV, Vevo’s n ...

  6. Vevo: We've Paid Artists $200 Million Since 2009

    November 28, 2012 9:10 PM EST Vevo announced Tuesday at the Business Inside: Ignition Conference in New York City that the company has paid back $200 million in revenue back to the music industry since being founded in 2009, a figure it touted as higher than any other music-vi ...

  7. Turntable.fm Chairman Seth Goldstein Returns With EDM-Centric DJZ

    October 31, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Serial entrepreneur Seth Goldstein, chairman of social music service Turntable.fm , is back with another music project, DJZ - and he's brought in some Silicon Valley backers and an Internet veteran to help him run the company. With its combin ...

  8. Business Matters: Can Seth Goldstein's DJZ Disrupt As Well As Entertain?

    September 13, 2012 2:21 PM EDT That Seth Goldstein is aiming his new startup, the content and advertising-driven DJZ at the growing electronic dance music (EDM) scene is not a surprise. Goldstein is chairman at Turntable.fm, the DJ-minded music service that shot to fame in 2011 ...

  9. Vevo Launches in Brazil

    August 14, 2012 11:03 AM EDT Music video network Vevo announced Tuesday that it has launched in Brazil with localized content and global hits from the catalogs of Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, EMI Music and other partner labels. The site will be localized i ...

  10. 40 Under 40: Rio Caraeff

    August 02, 2012 2:46 PM EDT Rio Caraeff President/CEO, Vevo Website: Vevo.com Twitter: @RioZilla Taking It Worldwide Vevo President/CEO Rio Caraeff, 37, has sought a flexible, nimble startup culture for the music video network. Now, he must be nimble across multiple time zon ...

  11. Backbeat: Why Vevo's San Francisco Product Team Works Out of Michael Cerda's Garage

    July 31, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Garage Band: Vevo Software Developers Dan Peachey, Matt Torbin, Kiran Karunakaran, Jeff Carnegie, Ilya Tchak, Brady Sammons, Dave Hagedorn; Product Manager Jon Li (foreground). (Photo: Michael Cerda) Some companies have literally started in a gara ...

  12. Vevo vs. Google: Universal, Sony and the Latest Moves in the Chess Game

    July 12, 2012 5:41 PM EDT Vevo's future business arrangements are looking a bit cloudy, as reports this week suggest that the company's deal terms with Google are again in play , and that Universal is re-examining its stake in the company in the relation to UMG&# ...

  13. Vevo Co-founder Fred Santarpia Talks About His Years at the Company, New Role at Conde Nast

    June 07, 2012 5:02 PM EDT As a founding partner and general manager of Vevo, Fred Santarpia helped create an online premium-content marketplace for music videos and music-related content. But can he do the same for Conde Nast? As the new executive vice president-chief digi ...

  14. Google, Facebook Mulling Investments in Vevo (Report)

    May 31, 2012 7:15 AM EDT Online giants Google and Facebook are looking at a potential investment in online music joint venture Vevo that could be part of a broader advertising partnership with the music service, the New York Post reported Thursday. Quoting sources, the pa ...

  15. Vevo Announces Six New Original Series in Its First Upfront; Also Features John Legend, LA Reid, More

    April 25, 2012 4:41 PM EDT At Vevo's "NewFront" Wednesday, Left to right: Vevo's David Kohl, John Legend, Vevo's Rio Caraeff and Michael Cerda (Photo: Neilson Barnard, Getty Images/WireImage) NEW YORK -- Upfronts -- the annual presentations at which ...

  16. Vevo's Rio Caraeff Talks Upfronts, Royalties, Growth, and Says: 'We Have No Intention To Leave YouTube'

    April 24, 2012 12:18 PM EDT It's a transitional time for Vevo, as the No. 1 most-watched YouTube channel (and No. 3 most-watched U.S. video platform on the web, according to Comscore) prepares to host its first upfront event for advertisers and agencies in New York on W ...

  17. Business Matters: Will High Gas Prices Hurt Summer Concert Ticket Sales?

    April 04, 2012 7:11 PM EDT Will High Gas Prices Hurt Summer Concert Ticket Sales? -- High gas prices probably won't get in the way of consumer spending this summer, writes Adam Davidson in a New York Times Sunday Magazine article. Gas prices reached an average of $3.93 ...

  18. Business Matters: The Numbers Behind Vevo's Potential Facebook Move

    March 07, 2012 6:50 PM EST What If Facebook And Vevo Really Did Get Together? Facebook and Vevo are reported to be in early talks to move Vevo's catalog of popular music videos and original programming after its deal with YouTube expires in about a year. Whether or not ...

  19. MTV Reunites With Vevo, Now Has Licensing Deals From All Four Majors

    March 06, 2012 10:19 AM EST Vevo and MTV have gotten back together, signing a deal that allows MTV to license Vevo's music videos again across all their websites after a dispute caused Vevo to pull their content off the television channel in 2010. The videos returned to ...

  20. Business Matters: Vevo Opens Up on Super Bowl Piracy Blunder, RIAA Chief Slams Google

    February 10, 2012 5:07 PM EST Vevo In Hot Water Over Super Bowl Gaffe On Friday the International Intellectual Property Alliance released a report - its annual "Special 301" review -- that documents global copyright piracy. The IIPA calls for "swift action" ...

  21. Business Matters: Digging Into Vevo's $150 Million of Revenue in 2011, Eventbrite's growth

    February 01, 2012 5:33 PM EST Vevo Announces $150 million in revenue, Averages $0.0043/Stream -- Vevo pulled in $150 million in revenue in 2011 and expects to hit $1 billion soon, CEO Rio Caraeff said at the Dive Into Media conference. Caraeff made the rare financial disclosur ...

  22. Vevo Earned $150 Million in Revenue Last Year, Says CEO Rio Caraeff

    February 01, 2012 8:04 AM EST DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) - Vevo, the online music video service launched by Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment in late 2009, pulled in $150 million in revenue last year, chief executive Rio Caraeff revealed on Tuesday. The service g ...

  23. Billboard Power 100: Rio Caraeff

    January 27, 2012 12:03 AM EST No. 26 Rio Caraeff President/CEO Vevo Twitter: @Riozilla The Global Music Video King... Online video is the new MTV, which makes Rio Caraeff the head of the world's most important video channel. Caraeff is president/CEO of Vevo, the 2-year-ol ...

  24. Billboard Power 100: Clive Davis

    January 26, 2012 6:00 PM EST Honoree Clive Davis Chief Creative Officer, Sony Music; Chief Adviser to the Department, Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University Twitter: @clivedavis The Chairman... There's no argument that Clive Davis is on the Mount ...

  25. Vevo: The Numbers Behind Two Years of Growth

    December 20, 2011 3:24 PM EST When Vevo launched its ad-supported music video platform two years ago, streaming was sluggish for a few days. The kinks were quickly worked out, and Vevo has since become the best example of how advertising plays into the future of the music busi ...

  26. Business Matters: China, Canada Among 40-Plus Countries Make U.S. Trade Representative's Watch List

    May 02, 2011 8:04 PM EDT Forty-Plus Countries Make U.S. Trade Representative's Watch List -- The U.S. Trade Representative's Ron Kirk released the annual "Special 301" report, a list of countries whose I.P. rights protections do not meet its approval. ...

  27. Vevo Chief: UK Launch Imminent, Middle East, North Africa Next

    March 17, 2011 7:35 AM EDT Online music video service Vevo is prepping an UK launch that could take place before the end of the month. According to a report in The Guardian , Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff told attendees of the Abu Dhabi Media Summit that Vevo is "planning to la ...

  28. Vevo Wants To 'Help Reinvent Music Videos,' CEO Says At Canadian Music Week

    March 11, 2011 11:09 AM EST The opening day of Canadian Music Week Thursday included a keynote by Vevo president and CEO Rio Caraeff about how its "audience business" is monetizing music video views on YouTube with advertising and revealed new information about the ...

  29. Vevo, BET Close To Deal: Report

    October 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Vevo has reportedly finalized an agreement to syndicate its catalog of music videos to BET.com . A Bloomberg report cites two anonymous sources saying the deal is done. The interesting element here is that BET parent company Viacom also owns MTV, ...

  30. Vevo Lands World Cup Webcast Deal

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Vevo is getting increasingly aggressive with its live event strategy, today announcing a deal to webcast the Fifa World Cup Kick-Off Celebration on June 10. The event is being produced by Control Room, who will handle the filming, editing, etc, wh ...

  31. @Music&Money: Vevo CEO Talks Strategy, Branding Partnerships

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Vevo president and CEO Rio Caraeff (pictured on right, with Billboard editorial director Bill Werde) filled in last-minute keynote duties at Billboard's Music & Money Symposium today, talking about the lessons learned since the service la ...

  32. Quick Shots: 2010 Music & Money Symposium

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 2010 Music & Money Symposium at the St. Regis in New York has wrapped. The event brought together the music, legal, financial and Wall Street communities and featured keynote addresses with Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff and MTV's Van ...

  33. Billboard.biz Q&A: Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff

    December 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST On the eve of Tuesday's launch of online music video service Vevo, company CEO Rio Caraeff sat with Billboard to discuss the year-long effort behind the creation of the initiative, his vision for the service's immediate future, how he pl ...

  34. Full Coverage: How Vevo's Plan Unfolded

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST The switch flipped on the much-hyped online music video service Vevo Dec. 9 at a grand party in New York. Below, step-by-step look at how the Vevo plans developed over the past year. Analysis: On First Look, Vevo's Three Problems Online music ...

  35. @ Media & Money: Execs Debate Controlling Digital Content

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST With the rise of the digital mediums, companies have found it more difficult to place value on their content since it appears on the Internet or on phones instead of in a format the companies can contain. The Controlling Content in a Digital World ...

  36. Sources: Rio Caraeff To Lead Vevo

    May 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rio Caraeff, executive VP of UMG's eLabs, will be named president of music video service Vevo when it launches later this year, according to sources. In the meantime, Caraeff will continue as head of UMG's digital division, which is resp ...

  37. Analysis: Digital Music Ownership Vs. Access

    March 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group executive VP of eLabs, Rio Caraeff, spoke about the concept of the "living album" during a keynote address at the Leadership Music Summit One in Nashville on Tuesday. TechDirt's Mike Masnick was drawn to that c ...

  38. Exclusive: UMG Signs Licensing Deal with Kyte

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group recently closed a deal with Kyte, the media platform which enables companies to connect with audiences in real time on the internet or through mobile phones, Billboard has learned exclusively. Under the worldwide agreement, a ...

  39. The Billboard Q&A: Universal Digital Chief Rio Caraeff

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has never been shy about shaking things up in the digital music space. The company demanded a per-device payment from Microsoft before licensing music to the Zune Marketplace. It spearheaded efforts to monetize online music v ...

  40. MySpace, Majors Make Adjustments For Joint Venture

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As the dust settles from the Sept. 25 launch of MySpace's highly anticipated and somewhat controversial new music service, the broader implications of the initiative are becoming clearer. A joint venture of the News Corp. subsidiary and Unive ...

  41. UMG Ups Caraeff

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has promoted Rio Caraeff to lead the label's eLabs division, a position vacated last month with promotion of former eLabs head Larry Kenswil to executive VP of business strategy. Caraeff will continue to run the Universa ...