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  1. Rumblefish To Sell Music Through YouTube

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Online music licensing service Rumblefish has struck a deal with Google to sell music in its catalog on YouTube. For $2, YouTube users can buy any song hosted by Rumblefish, and with it comes the rights to use that music in any video they subseque ...

  2. Analysis: What Viacom's Loss To YouTube Means To Content Owners

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT How much of Wednesday’s court ruling against Viacom in its $1 billion copyright battle over YouTube tip the balance of power from professional content creators to online distributors? In ruling on summary judgment that the Google-owned video-shari ...

  3. YouTube Wins Viacom Copyright Lawsuit

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT YouTube has won its legal battle with Viacom . In a statement posted at the YouTube blog on Wednesday, Kent Walker, Google’s VP and general counsel, announced the court’s decision and linked a copy of its summary judgment . The court ruled YouTube ...

  4. YouTube Rolls Out New Online Video Editor

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT YouTube’s new online video editor looks like it could make user-generated videos even more mainstream. It’s easy to use, takes advantage of YouTube’s existing user base by operating within YouTube and it provides users with pre-approved songs. The ...

  5. Bonnaroo To Webcast Performances

    June 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bonnaroo will be webcasting select performances live on YouTube June 11 – 13, sponsored by Ford. Participating artists include The Dave Matthews Band, Damian Marley & Nas, The National, Regina Spektor, Julia Nunes, Spearhead, The Dead Weather, ...

  6. Vevo Passes Hulu In Users, Finds Hispanic Niche

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT When Vevo launched last December, the music video-centric joint venture—backed by competing record companies Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group, investor Abu Dhabi Media, and even Google’s YouTube—had all the makings of what Lady G ...

  7. VIDEO: Country Singer Ray Stevens Takes On Illegal Immigration

    June 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Country singer-songwriter Ray Stevens, who may be best known for satirical songs, has garnered almost 1.9 million YouTube views with his "Come To The USA" video in just more than two weeks. His latest song is a comment on Arizona's ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Business Matters: WMG, Myxer, The National, U2 and More

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Warner Music Group ’s stock price has given up a good portion of its gains this year. Since reaching a high of $8.01 on April 14, shares of Warner have dropped 30.2% to $6.15 at Wednesday’s close. The stock was down 6.68% on Tuesday and 4.35% o ...

  10. YouTube Reaches 2 Billion Daily Streams

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT YouTube gave itself a little pat on the back today, boasting a new milestone of 2 billion video streams per day . The stat came as part of a 5-year anniversary post on the company's blog, noting that the number is "nearly double the prim ...

  11. Web Trends: Eminem, Lindsay Lohan, Liam Gallagher and More

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) *No trending music terms at this time* Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Eminem - Not Afraid (Produced by Boi-1da) *Removed due to terms of use violation* 2. Official Lady Gaga FlashMob Madrid 8/5/2010 3. ...

  12. GEMA Talks With YouTube Break Down

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT German collecting society GEMA has ordered YouTube to remove 600 videos by its members from the video-sharing platform's German service, after contract renewal talks broke down. GEMA has taken a defiant stand against YouTube and won the suppo ...

  13. Business Matters: Vevo, YouTube, Jack White and More

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - According to comScore, Vevo is the No. 8 online video content property in the U.S. The measurement company says Vevo streamed 331.1 million videos and had 37.5 million viewers that month. That was good for a 1.1% share in March (which might seem ...

  14. Plugged/UnPlugged: What Apple’s Flash Ban Means For Music

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple’s policy of banning Flash technology from the iPhone and iPad gained new attention this week after CEO Steve Jobs posted a rather lengthy explanation of the somewhat controversial policy. And while it may seem like just another academic tech ...

  15. More Online Unique Video Viewers In March

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT More US consumers watched online videos in March, according to figures released on Tuesday by Nielsen , but they watched fewer videos than in the year-prior period. Unique viewers grew 1.3% year-over-year to 131.7 million but the number of views d ...

  16. Business Matters: Obama, Grokster, Spotify, Hollywood Records and More

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- On President Obama ’s short list of candidates to fill the position of departing Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is federal appeals court Judge Sidney Thomas. As Ben Sheffner pointed out, Thomas wrote the Ninth Circuit’s decision for MG ...

  17. A Look At The Numbers: Trends In Online Video Consumption

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Video aggregation services like Vevo continue to attract the most eyeballs, but fans are more engaged with videos posted to individual artists’ Web sites. That’s the conclusion reached in a study conducted by online video tech firm Brightcove and ...

  18. YouTube Outage: How Much Revenue Do Labels Lose?

    March 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT YouTube went down because of "technical issues" for an unspecified period this morning (March 25). So Billboard.biz calculated the likely impact on the major labels from an outage on the video site. According to TubeMogul analysis, Vevo ...

  19. Viacom, Google Accuse Other Of YouTube Hypocrisy

    March 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Viacom Inc accused Google Inc of turning a blind eye to illegal video clips on its YouTube site in a bid to attract viewers, according to court documents. Google countered that Viacom managers continued to secretly upload content to YouTube even a ...

  20. Vevo's Traffic Surge

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Vevo music video network scored another month as the top music entertainment network in the U.S, according to recent data from comScore, and also for the first time broke into the top 10 list of overall internet video properties. This marks th ...

  21. @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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Cute Baby Video Wins Battle Against UMG

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST How much should a copyright owner pay for improperly telling a Web site to remove content? Stephanie Lenz got into trouble with Universal Music Group in 2007 after she posted a YouTube video of her toddler dancing to the Prince song "Let' ...

  24. Music Videos Dominate YouTube

    February 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Music videos account for 30.7% of YouTube traffic, according to research company Sysomos . The company tracks videos by measuring a video’s tags. Entertainment videos ranked second at 14.6% of traffic. With 10.8% of views, people and blogs ranked ...

  25. A Look At The Numbers: Vevo's Views Since Launch

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Vevo, a new music video site named last week as Fast Company’s #4 most innovative music company of 2010, is getting its traffic the old-fashioned way: through YouTube. Data shared by video tracking and analytics firm TubeMogul indicate Vevo’s vide ...

  26. OK Go Singer Not Loving EMI's Video Policy

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST OK Go lead singer Damien Kulash hit the New York Times op-ed section to opine on EMI’s policy that prevents embedding of its YouTube videos. Kulash discussed how his label's policy has negatively impacted the promotion of the latest OK Go rec ...

  27. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Vevo Chief Rio Caraeff

    February 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Name: Rio Caraeff Title: Vevo president/CEO Panel: With the Brand: When Companies Boost Content (Thurs. March 4, 9:35 am - 10:20 am). More info at Billboardevents.com . Billboard.biz: Fill in the blank: Money is... Rio Caraeff: Money is what I rea ...

  28. Analysis: Online Video's Growing Pains

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST As music companies try to derive value from cloud-based music services, they also have another Herculean problem to solve: online video. While business models and strategies are still in the formative years, consumers are quickly becoming more com ...

  29. @MIDEM: Spotify & YouTube Share Streaming Spotlight

    January 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST The importance of streaming services to the music business in 2010 was rammed home at a packed house for the Spotify/YouTube MidemNet double-header keynote. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek and YouTube director of video partnerships for EMEA Patrick Walker c ...

  30. YouTube Bows Video Playlist Service

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST YouTube quietly launched a playlist creation tool called the YouTube Music Discovery Project, otherwise dubbed " Disco ." It looks like a standard search tool, where users enter in the name of an artist they like and then click the " ...

  31. Money Clip: The Legality Of Fan-Created Music Videos

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ben Sheffner is a copyright attorney who has represented movie studios, TV networks and record labels. Sheffner currently works as an attorney in the NBC Universal Television Group, which is 20% owned by Vivendi, the parent of Universal Music Grou ...

  32. Business Matters: Vevo, ACTA, EMI, Vampire Weekend and More

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- According to comScore's tracking numbers, new video streaming site Vevo was the top network in the music-entertainment category in Decembe ...

  33. Business Matters: Five-year Sales Outlook, Octone Records, Muzak

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- eMarketer reports tend to get a lot of coverage online and actually carry a bit of weight. So one has to wonder if people will take to heart it ...

  34. Total Audience for Online Video Continues to Climb

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Despite having achieved mainstream status a few years ago, the total audience for online video continues to balloon. And YouTube’s dominance in the category seems boundless, as the site delivered more than 10 times as many video streams as any oth ...

  35. Report: Google/Viacom Case Set For Ruling

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Viacom's $1 billion copyright lawsuit case against YouTube is reportedly heading towards a ruling. According to All Things Digital, three years after the case started both parties have requested a meeting with the federal court judge to discu ...

  36. Muziic, Vevo In Deal? Not So Much

    December 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Online music service Muziic scored some cheap headlines after the Christmas break, claiming to have added music video content from Vevo to its streaming music service but without the ads. However Vevo and partner YouTube will soon close the loopho ...

  37. WMG Onboard With Hulu

    December 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has become the second major label to strike a content licensing deal with online video hub Hulu. The deal brings music videos, concert performances, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage to artist-branded pages within the Hul ...

  38. Business Matters: Apple, Vevo, Virgin Media, Spotify

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Apple 's acquisition of Lala : What it might mean for both iTunes and record labels? Lala executives will be in "very significant rol ...

  39. Analysis: On First Look, Vevo's Three Problems

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Online music video service Vevo "launched" Tuesday night with a party in New York, but the service clearly could not handle the traffic when it first went live. If you could actually get on the site, there were page loading problems and ...

  40. EMI Joins Vevo

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST A day before the online music video service is scheduled to go live, Vevo locked in its third major label licensing deal with EMI Music. According to the agreement, EMI will add its catalog of music videos to that of Universal Music Group and Sony ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Business Matters: Guvera, Mewbox, Guy Hands, SXSW

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Unlike most ad-supported sites, the upcoming Guvera will offer downloads and streams. And its take on advertising in unique: it plans to align ...

  43. Vevo Adds CBS Content In New Agreement

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST In advance of its Dec. 8 scheduled launch date, the Vevo music video service struck a content partnership deal with CBS Interactive Music Group. The agreement adds music programming from a variety of CBS Interactive's properties, including La ...

  44. Vevo Launch Date Set

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Vevo online music video service is expected to launch Dec. 8, according to sources close to the company. The launch will kick off with an invite-only party at Skylight Studios in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood for key executives and advertisi ...

  45. @ 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 ...

  46. Business Matters: Fillmore, Verizon, RIAA, Blackberry

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- The Lee Development Group and Montgomery County have struck a deal that will create a Fillmore Music Hall in Silver Springs, Maryland. Maryland ...

  47. German Indies, Artists, File Against YouTube/Google

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A group of German independent labels, publishers and artists has filed complaints against YouTube and its parent company Google alleging persistent commercial breach of copyright. The announcement was made today (Oct. 26) by attorney Jens Schippma ...

  48. U2 Taps YouTube For Live Broadcast

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 and YouTube have teamed up to broadcast a live stream of the band's Los Angeles concert this weekend via its YouTube channel. The Sunday, Oct. 25 show is taking place at the Rose Bowl for those paying to attend, but will be free for any fa ...

  49. WMG Names Outrigger Media Ad Sales Partner

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Fresh off the heels of its new licensing deal with YouTube , Warner Music Group has named Outrigger Media as a key advertising sales partner. Under the deal, Outrigger will work with Warner marketing staff to sell advertising and other sponsorship ...

  50. Business Matters: Lala, Viacom, YouTube, EMI

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Lala has some pretty incredible sale prices for the Top 200 Albums of the 2000s feature at Pitchfork. Radiohead 's "Kid A" is $1 ...

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