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  1. 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 ...

  2. YouTube Head Talks Future Under New Leadership

    March 07, 2011 1:42 PM EST YouTube is called by many the most important digital music service on the Web. Next to Myspace, it's the only place where fans can go online to listen to music for free, on-demand. The volume of traffic it receives is said generate lucrative ...

  3. Make 'Way' For Lady Gaga on Social 50, Selena Gomez, Wiz Khalifa Jump Up

    February 17, 2011 12:34 PM EST Lady Gaga has simply overtaken the Billboard charts this week. First, her "Born This Way" was crowned the 1,000th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with splashy debuts on the Radio Songs and Digital Songs chart. Then her grand Grammy entran ...

  4. Publishing Briefs: YouTube & RightsFlow Announce Rights Mgm't Partnership

    February 15, 2011 10:28 AM EST -- YouTube & RightsFlow Announce Rights Management Partnership RightsFlow has just announced an agreement with YouTube to assist with music rights management. The deal allows YouTube to enlist RightsFlow's help in processing and managing ...

  5. Rihanna Tops Social 50, Blame S&M; Watch Selena Gomez & Taylor Swift Do Their Best Minaj

    February 10, 2011 3:40 PM EST After a month's absence from the top of the list, Rihanna returns to the top -- a familiar perch for the diva, who has now spent five non-consecutive weeks at No. 1. She posted significant gains in week-over-week Twitter followers (up 24%), f ...

  6. The Daily: Rupert Murdoch's iPad-Only Newspaper Launches, Still A Work In Progress

    February 02, 2011 3:53 PM EST Today marks the launch of The Daily, NewsCorp's iPad newspaper that is founder Rupert Murdoch's vision for the future of digital publishing. Each "issue" features up to 100 "pages" of news, sports, entertainment, goss ...

  7. On Everyone's Lips @ Midem: The Cloud

    January 26, 2011 5:36 PM EST One topic was constantly on the lips of MIDEM 2011 attendees: The cloud. It is the foundation for feature-rich services on mobile devices, PCs and televisions. It allows an incredible level of interconnectivity between devices and services. Becaus ...

  8. Vevo To Launch in the U.K.

    January 25, 2011 12:59 PM EST Vevo, the popular music video site created in conjunction with three of the big four labels -- Sony, Universal and EMI -- will reportedly launch in the U.K. in 2011, according to a story in today's Telegraph . The story quotes David Kohl, Vev ...

  9. Publishing Briefs: Universal, Vevo, Ole, Rami Yacoub

    January 14, 2011 12:00 AM EST -- Universal Music Publishing Group and music video site Vevo have teamed to launch "Inside the Hit Songs," a series that will highlight the craft of songwriting by providing viewers with a behind-the-scenes at the process of making a hi ...

  10. YouTube & Vevo: Coming Soon To An Android Mobile Near You

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST The nation's two top providers of music videos online today set their sights on the mobile marketplace, with both Vevo and YouTube expanding their reach into Android mobile phones. YouTube, which to date has not been able to stream music vide ...

  11. Vevo Unveils Online Artist Development Program Lift

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST The battle for online music destination dominance continues between upstart Vevo and veteran MTV. Just three weeks after MTV formally announced its Music Meter discovery tool for new artists, Vevo has unveiled its artist development program Lift. ...

  12. Vevo Releases New iPad App

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Following up on its critically acclaimed iPhone app, Vevo now has an iPad app available in the App Store. The app, Vevo HD, provides access to the entire Vevo catalog of more than 25,000 music videos from 7,500 artists. Additionally, it provides n ...

  13. Business Matters: Best Buy Shares Sink After Disappointing Earnings Results

    December 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Best Buy's Comp Store Revenue Drops -- U.S. retail sales fared well in November, but Americans aren't rushing to big screen TVs at big box retailers like they did last year. Best Buy's comp store revenue dropped 5% in the quarter en ...

  14. 'Bed Intruder Song,' Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga Top YouTube's Most Watched Videos of 2010

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST YouTube released its list of most watched videos for 2010, with the "Bed Intruder Song" topping the list of all videos worldwide, and Justin Bieber's "Baby" (feat. Ludacris) taking the top music video honors. "Baby&qu ...

  15. Business Matters: Analysts Expect Drop In WMG Revenue

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Analysts Expect WMG Revenues To Fall -- Citigroup analysts expect Warner Music Group revenues in its fiscal third quarter (the period ending Sept. 30) to drop by 14% to $740 million. In a note to ...

  16. Web Trends: Bebe Winans, CMA Awards 2010, Kanye West and more

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google Trends (As of 4PM): 5. Bebe Winans The gospel singer will be hosting his own Sirius radio show "The Bebe Winans Experience." 13. CMA Awards 2010 The Country Music Awards will air tonight (Nov. 10) on ABC at 8pm ET. Digg Music News ...

  17. Web Trends: Nine Inch Nails, Daft Punk, 'Tron' and more

    October 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. Nine Inch Nails To Reissue Pretty Hate Machine 2. 'Tron Legacy' Daft Punk Music Video 3. Michael Jackson Tops Forbes List of ...

  18. Andy Grammer Ups Music Video Game on Vevo

    October 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Emerging pop talent Andy Grammer has introduced a new music video on Vevo that lets viewers direct the action themselves. While watching the video, viewers will get prompts asking them what they want to see next via a series of pop-up windows that ...

  19. Business Matters: How To Handle Amazon Sale Prices

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Asthmatic Kitty: Don't Feel Guilty About Amazon Prices -- Recall when the Asthmatic Kitty label criticized Amazon.com's sale prices for devaluing music? The label's head of A&R, ...

  20. Univision, Vevo Strike Content Pact

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Vevo is looking to widen its footprint in the Hispanic market by adding Univision to its content distribution and ad sales network. The music video site - a joint venture between Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Abu Dhabi Media ...

  21. Vevo Releases Google TV App

    October 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Vevo has created an app for the upcoming Google TV service, the company revealed today. The app will provide a customized catalog of music programming from the Vevo catalog and is built especially for Google TV. A screenshot of the Vevo app at Goo ...

  22. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber Nearing 1 Billion YouTube Views

    October 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber are both approaching a major milestone of the new music industry: one billion all-time YouTube views. Lady Gaga should pass one billion views around October 20 if she continues on her current pace, according to David Bi ...

  23. 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, ...

  24. GEMA, YouTube Heading To Court

    September 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The fight between YouTube and the German collection society GEMA is heading into the next round. GEMA announced today (Sept. 30) that they will file a case for principal proceedings in the next few weeks against YouTube. In August, GEMA failed at ...

  25. YouTube Signs With France's Sacem

    September 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT French songwriters' and publishers' collecting society Sacem has announced a licensing deal with Youtube France, after three years of negotiations. The deal, described by Sacem as a blanket license, includes Sacem's worldwide repert ...

  26. Vevo To Launch TV Network?

    September 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The bad blood between online music video upstart Vevo and stalwart MTV may reach new levels, as Vevo reportedly is planning to launch a TV network for its content as well. The New York Post , citing Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff, says a Vevo TV channel wou ...

  27. Vevo Hits Back At MTV

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MTV made waves earlier this month by announcing comScore figures that named it the No. 1 music destination site on the Internet, over both incumbent MySpace Music and upstart Vevo. Now Vevo is hitting back with numbers of its own, also from comSco ...

  28. Music Retailers' Consumer Relationships 'Drive Sales'

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There was a generally optimistic mood at the annual general meeting of the U.K.'s Entertainment Retailers' Assn. (ERA) today (Sept. 16), despite the challenges faced by the sector. With U.K. album sales not suffering the collapse of some ...

  29. YouTube Launches Live Stream

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT YouTube’s tagline has always been "broadcast yourself." Now the Google-owned video site is taking that concept to another level with the launch of YouTube live streaming as it looks to compete with upstarts like Ustream. On Sunday (Sept. ...

  30. Report: Videos From Artists Websites Down

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT According to a new online video usage report compiled by video platform Brightcove and video analytics firm TubeMogul, the number of music videos streamed from artist or label websites dropped 40% in the second quarter of this year. The study spec ...

  31. Business Matters: YouTube, Howard Stern, People's Music and more

    September 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. YOUTUBE LOSES GERMAN COURT CASE -- In contrast to the protections YouTube is given in the U.S., the company lost a court case in Germany regarding user-uploaded videos of performances by the singe ...

  32. GEMA Fails In YouTube Legal Challenge

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT German collection society GEMA's legal challenge to prevent YouTube from making 75 compositions available online has failed. The Regional Court of Hamburg today (Aug. 27) dismissed the application submitted by GEMA for an interim injunction a ...

  33. Interlude, Liquor & Ammo Empowering Fans Through Music Videos

    August 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT One of the prevailing strategies of today's new music business is improving fan interaction, particularly through the use of interactive technologies. And that's resulted in a number of very unique implementations, the latest of which ar ...

  34. Viacom Appeals YouTube Copyright Ruling

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Viacom Inc is appealing a U.S. judge's dismissal of its $1 billion lawsuit accusing Google Inc of allowing copyrighted videos on YouTube without permission. Viacom's appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in New York was ...

  35. Jay-Z 'Empire' Spoof Pulled From YouTube

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An Internet spoof version of "Empire State of Mind" that relocates the song to the South Wales city of Newport has been pulled from YouTube. The video and reworked version of the song, "Newport (Ymerodraeth State of Mind)," has ...

  36. Analysis: Will Google Music Be Good For The Industry?

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Is Google’s upcoming foray into digital music good or bad for record labels, publishers, songwriters and performers? History tells us to expect pushback from copyright owners as well as an eventual agreement, but not everybody in the industry will ...

  37. UMG Pulls Music Videos From MTV Over Vevo Dispute

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fans of Universal Music Group artists visiting MTV.com are finding that the site suddenly no longer has music videos available from most of the label group's artists. According to sources on both sides of the issue, the missing videos are a r ...

  38. Viacom Sees Ad Upswing

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Viacom said it is seeing a continued strengthening of the U.S. advertising market. While the economic recovery is coming only in fits and starts, "the overall advertising market continues to strengthen," president and CEO Philippe Dauman ...

  39. Vevo Climbs Web Video Charts

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Vevo is No. 3 -- with a bullet. The red-hot music site, a joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group -- with investment from Abu Dhabi Media and backing from Google's YouTube -- reached 48 million unique users in ...

  40. Business Matters: YouTube, Vevo, ShowClix and more

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT YOUTUBE BOOSTS UPLOAD LIMIT -- YouTube has increased its upload limit of videos from 10 to 15 minutes for all users. Why now? YouTube explains that the success of its Content ID system allowed for the increase. That is the anti-piracy system that ...

  41. Russian Court Blocks YouTube

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A court in Russia's far east has ordered an Internet provider to block five sites, which it said disseminated extreme views, including the YouTube video service. The decision prompted U.S. Internet giant Google to say on Thursday that the mov ...

  42. YouTube Overhauls Music Landing Page

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT YouTube has added a special landing page where users can now go to browse through music videos, sorted into categories like genre, recent hits and featured videos. It uses the new playlisting feature that for instance lets users hit “play” atop a ...

  43. Arcade Fire, John Legend To Stream Concerts Live

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Within hours of most any concert, shaky and distorted footage of the show can be found online from front row or the balcony. But online concert video has been steadily building toward live streaming, digital quality video and accompanying social m ...

  44. Study: Online Video Consumption Continues To Climb

    July 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT New data from Nielsen shows that online video viewing continues to climb. Just-released June data shows that more than 10 billion videos were streamed during the month in the U.S. alone, which is a 1.3% increase over the same period last year and ...

  45. GEMA CEO Reaches Out To YouTube

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT At GEMA's annual general meeting held in Berlin, GEMA CEO Dr. Harald Heker appealed to YouTube to commence serious negotiations once and for all and to sign a license contract guaranteeing the providers of content reasonable and appropriate r ...

  46. Analysis: With MTV Partnership, Warner Continues Separate Path

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group’s newly signed partnership with MTV illustrates how WMG would rather grow through online partnerships than own the channel. Warner is the lone major music group holdout from Vevo, the music site/network that launched late last y ...

  47. MTV To Sell Ads On WMG Digital Platforms

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has tapped MTV Music Group to sell advertising on all its digital platforms. The deal includes all WMG artist-branded websites, music videos (such as its custom YouTube channel), mobile services and other digital initiatives in ...

  48. Business Matters: Live Nation, Viacom, YouTube, The Pirate Bay and more

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT SUMMER TOURS ALTER OUTLOOK -- Analysts do not share the dour outlook on the impact of this summer’s concert season felt by some in the industry. A Miller Tabak equity analyst David Joyce has reiterated a buy rating on Live Nation . But the rough c ...

  49. Web Trends: Sergio 'El Shaka' Vega, Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue and more

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Terms on Google (as of 4pm) 19. Sergio ‘El Shaka’ Vega Mexican singer Sergio ‘El Shaka’ Vega was murdered by gunmen on the way to a concert just hours after denying reports of his death. YouTube Most Viewed Today 1. Lady Gaga @ Elton John� ...

  50. Business Matters: CRB, Ringtone Royalties, Vevo, Zune and more

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT COURT UPHOLDS CRB DECISION -- Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld a 2009 decision by the Copyright Royalty Board that set the mechanical royalty rate for ringtones at 24 cents. The judges found that the CRB’s decision ...

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