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

Vevo launched Thursday in Spain, France and Italy, expanding its presence to 10 countries.

The full platform (including VEVO.com and free apps for smartphones and tablets), which launched in the U.S. in 2009, is also available Brazil, Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

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Germany is a notable exception, although the company is working to surmount that country's complex copyright laws, as noted by The Next Web.

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The company says the launch will fans in the new territories more than 50,000 high-def music videos, live concerts and original music programming.

Vevo has had a presence in the new territories for some time, although the full platform, including Vevo.com and the apps, only became available Thursday. They also expect to add Vevo through Xbox and the mobile web in the coming weeks.