The Slow Death of A Crooked Empire: Is YouTube Really Hurting The Music Industry?


$40 million. That’s the number news sites have been touting grandly as the detrimental financial impact YouTube has on the music industry per year. And all of them state the same recent study conducted by a couple of researchers from Fairfield University and the University of Colorado Boulder. In 2009, Warner Bros. yanked all their […]

Shark Tale? Dreamworks Animation May Be Looking To Gobble Up Vevo in Latest YouTube Takeover


Nom nom nom … that’s the sound of giant media companies gobbling up YouTube companies like movie theatre popcorn mixed with Hot Tamales (try it — it’s good). Next up to be devoured? Vevo. The devourer? Dreamworks Animation, the studio behind hits like “Shrek” and “Puss In Boots.” Also, there was that pesky matter of […]

Vevo’s ‘Guess the Video’ Punishes Music Video Ignorance With Pies To The Face [VIDEO]

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If I was walking down an urban street in Atlanta and two random dudes rolled up on me with a pie, a $100 bill and a video tablet, I would fall to my knees and beg not to be raped, beaten, robbed, turned out, murdered or have my teeth knocked out with a lead pipe […]

Vevo Partners Up With Jennifer Lopez and Latin Pop Music Channel NuvoTV For New Series


Vevo has come down with a serious case of Latin fever — the biggest music company on the web has just teamed up with NuvoTV, the English-language destination for Latin music lovers, whose chief creative officer happens to be Jennifer Lopez (true story). The first collab will be a web series called “The Collective, Powered […]

No Justin Bieber? Vevo’s 10 Most-Viewed Videos of 2013 [VIDEOS]


2013 was a good year for a lot of us, but it might be said that none of us had as good a 2013 as Miley Cyrus, who captured not one, but the top two spots on Vevo’s Most Viewed videos of 2013 list. And since that surprise is ruined, the real question left is: […]

Live Stream: Kings of Leon Perform In London YouTube Concert Aug. 9


Alternative rock band Kings of Leon will be the latest to perform a live YouTube concert as part of American Express’s“Unstaged” series on VEVO August 9 at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET. The concert, which will be before the September 20 release of their sixth studio album “Mechanical Bull,” will take place at London’s Shepherd’s […]

One Direction’s ‘Best Song Ever’ Just Became The Best Song Ever on Vevo Charts [VIDEO]


The impossibly dreamy and charismatic British boys of One Direction just set the performance bar a notch higher after their new music video “Best Song Ever” notched 10.9 million views in 24 hours, making it the fastest viral video on Vevo ever. Of course, before we get ahead of ourselves and start talking about the […]

YouTube Keeps Vevo, Acquires 7 Percent Stake In Music Video Distributor


Google is keeping music video and content distributor Vevo as a YouTube partner for an undisclosed sum and a 7 percent stake, Billboard reported. The music video distributor, which is owned by Universal Music, Sony Music Entertainment and the Abu Dhabi Media Group, is a significant player on the video-streaming site, garnering around 50.2 million […]

Sara Bareilles Launches Vevo Web Series Documenting Her Time Making New Album


Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles recently released the premiere video of her eight-video series “Sara Bareilles Makes A Record.” The series will follow Bareilles as she creates the tracks for her upcoming album “The Blessed Unrest,” which will be released on July 16th. The web series will give fans a new look into the life of the […]

Live Stream: Vampire Weekend’s YouTube Concert at Tribeca Film Festival This Sunday


If you enjoy Vampire Weekend asking “Who gives a fuck about an Oxford Comma?” and also think that Steve Buscemi is the man, you’ll definitely want to go on YouTube this Sunday night. Vampire Weekend will live stream their concert that will close the Tribeca Film Festival Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT […]

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