Tag: music videos

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Vevo to ‘phase out’ its own mobile apps and website

The launch of the YouTube Music subscription service has sparked questions about what it all means for Vevo, which distributes music videos to YouTube while also running its own apps and website. Today, the company has...
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BTS beat YouTube’s 24-hour views record for 2018

Despa-WHO-to? K-Pop band BTS are the flavour of the month (again) on YouTube with their new single ‘Fake Love’. According to the video service, the official video did 35.9m views in its first 24 hours: the biggest...
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YouTube launches a range of music charts in 44 countries

YouTube is launching a series of new music charts based on popular songs, videos and artists, which will roll out initially in 44 countries. They will include a new ‘Trending’ chart as well as what YouTube says are...
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Vevo confirms product and engineering layoffs as CTO leaves

It’s fair to suggest that Vevo is having a difficult Spring: following the recent hacking of some of its key accounts, now the company has confirmed new layoffs within its product and engineering teams.  Variety first...
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Despacito disappearance was due to a ‘security breach’ at Vevo

Remember the days when labels would ‘delete’ singles once they wanted to clear the decks for the next release? Yesterday, it seemed for a moment that the unthinkable had happened, with the 5bn-views video for ‘Despacito’...
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Spotify gets exclusive videos from Taylor Swift and The Weeknd

We reported last Thursday on Apple Music adding a dedicated music-videos category. Just after we clocked off for Easter, Spotify launched its own salvo in what’s shaping up as a new battle for ‘exclusives’ between the...
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Apple adds music videos to its Apple Music streaming service

Apple Music is expanding its catalogue... with music videos. From today, Apple will have a catalogue of music videos – including curated playlists – sitting within its subscription service. Apple is describing this...
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Indian firm T-Series is adding 3m YouTube subscribers a month

Indian music giant T-Series has long been one of the most popular channels on YouTube, and its growth is continuing apace. Its film-music focused catalogue has just reached a new milestone on Google’s video service: more...
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Drake gives away nearly $1m for his new music video

How to follow up the success of a video where the highlight was your dad-dancing on a flight of stairs? For Drake, the answer is giving away $996,631.90 to strangers. That’s the clever premise of the video for ‘God’s...
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Spotify tests new feature using video loops as song artwork

Spotify is testing a new feature that replaces static artwork for songs on its service with GIF-like looping videos uploaded by their artists or labels. In place of the full-screen artwork (accessed by tapping the now-playing...
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Shiny Awards aims to celebrate music videos and emerging filmmakers

2017 has been an exciting year for online video of all kinds, music videos included. Now there's a new awards ceremony for that, which aims to celebrate emerging talent creating music videos and other short-form music-related...
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YouTube takes action against misleading ’loop videos’

Post Malone’s ‘Rockstar’ has been a big hit on much every streaming platform, so it would be inaccurate to say that its infamous ‘loop video’ on YouTube was the sole reason for its success. The video of the song’s...