Tag: online video
YouTube to expand gaming ‘sponsorships’ to other channels
YouTube boss Susan Wojcicki has outlined her ‘five priorities for creators in 2018’ in a blog post, which includes a promise to prioritise transparency and communication for YouTube’s community of video-makers. She...
February 5, 2018
eMarketer claims YouTube is ‘close to saturation’ in the UK
Research firm eMarketer has published some data for YouTube viewership in the UK, claiming that more than 90% of people classed as ‘digital video viewers’ regularly visit the service. “In 2018, 40.4 million people,...
February 5, 2018
Spotify tells label story with Warp Records ‘history lesson’
To the list of ‘surprising things we’ve seen on Facebook in 2018’ we can now add ‘Nightmares on Wax talking about the early days of Warp Records’. Not that this is surprising in itself, but the source of the...
January 17, 2018
Some big YouTubers may be seeing a decline in views
Business Insider has been mining some stats for some of the most well-known YouTubers, and has identified a decline in their monthly views during 2017. PewDiePie, Zoella and DanTDM all saw their monthly views fall in the...
January 3, 2018
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...
December 21, 2017
Epidemic Sound gives its side of the Spotify ‘fake artists’ controversy
“We were on our summer break, because we’re Swedes and nobody works for two months in July and August. But that’s when the whole fake-artists thing hit, so we were surprised, but mostly offended. Granted, we hadn’t...
November 20, 2017
Social stars launch their own video-streaming service
There’s a new video-streaming service in town, called Zeus, but its founders are social-media stars rather than tech entrepreneurs or media companies. Zeus is due to launch in early 2018, co-founded by Andrew ‘King...
November 6, 2017
YouTube co-produces behind-the-scenes videos for Camila Cabello
Former Fifth Harmony star Camila Cabello is launching some new stuff on YouTube: a series of three ‘behind-the-scenes’ videos based on the actual music video for her single ‘Havana’. The interesting point here:...
November 3, 2017
Hookd rebrands as Lickd and adds Hospital Records catalogue
We reported on the launch of Hookd in September: the British startup is launching a ‘pre-cleared, commercial music licensing solution for online video creators’. Basically a way for YouTubers to license labels’ tracks...
October 31, 2017
Sam Smith swaps Spotify for Apple Music in new video project
With every music-streaming service now keen on making original video projects with artists, should the latter pick one partner or find different creative treatments with several? Sam Smith is taking the latter path. Having...
October 25, 2017
YouTube Best.Cover.Ever talent contest launches next month
YouTube has revealed the launch date for its Best.Cover.Ever talent contest, which will challenge young wannabes to cover tracks by an array of popular artists. The competition will kick off on 20 November, and as previously...
October 25, 2017
Netflix raises $1.6bn for content acquisitions and originals
Netflix had already announced plans to spend between $7bn and $8bn on content in 2018, but there was a question about how the publicly-listed company planned to finance that investment in licensed shows and films, plus its...
October 24, 2017