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Vessel to shut down after Verizon acquisition

The rumours were correct: online-video startup Vessel is being acquired by telco Verizon. However, the company founded by former Hulu boss Jason Kilar will be shutting its app down as part of the deal. “The telecom giant...
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Verizon may buy video startup Vessel

There were high hopes of former Hulu boss Jason Kilar’s Vessel startup when it launched as a video app that would encourage people to pay a monthly subscription to watch YouTube-style video content earlier than it was made...
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Vessel adds ’Threads’ feature to boost creator/fan connections

Shortform-video subscription service Vessel has been getting some new features, including mobile-web support; the ability to sign in using Facebook and Google credentials; nested comments to make it easier to follow conversations;...
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Inside Vessel and why short-form video could dominate

Fast Company has a brief, but interesting, look inside Vessel, the subscription-based video company that is trying to persuade creators, including musicians and labels, to give it a 72-hour exclusive window on new videos...
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Vessel’s mission to ‘expose the music industry to windowing’

Online video service Vessel is keen to work more closely with music labels and artists, expanding its focus beyond simply offering their music videos to fans a few days ahead of YouTube. "Every musician has a passionate...
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Online video startup Vessel raises another $57.5m in funding

Vessel, the online video firm that has licensing deals with major labels Universal Music and Warner Music as well as a host of YouTube creators, has announced a Series B funding round of $57.5m. Previous investors Greylock,...
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Vessel opens up to the public with music exclusives included

Shortform videos service Vessel launched in invite-only mode this January, with iOS apps for people to watch videos from a range of creators, the promise of a $2.99-a-month subscription model, and a pitch to partners that...
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UMG boss Lucian Grainge: ‘We want to accelerate paid subscription’

It’s not the most surprising quote you’ll read today, granted, but Universal Music boss Lucian Grainge has re-emphasised his desire for services like Spotify and Beats Music to persuade more people to pay for streaming...
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Music Ally Report 358 – It’s Only Words: Digital Lyrics Get in Line

Our cover feature looks at the new ways in which lyrics are being used online – from the steady rise of Genius (formerly Rap Genius) and its new goal of annotating the entire web to Deezer’s partnership with LyricFind...
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Vessel might be YouTube’s toughest rival yet (and WMG is a launch partner)

Vessel is the latest company hoping to take on YouTube in the online video space, armed with former Hulu executives as co-founders and a rumoured $75m of funding. Today, it revealed more on its strategy – and music is part...
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YouTube makes Content ID more transparent for uploaders

Since YouTube introduced its Content ID feature, most of its emphasis has been on the rightsholders that can use it to claim videos using their music and make money from ads around them. Now YouTube has launched a new...
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Vessel video service angling for exclusives from YouTubers

Earlier this year, former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar revealed plans for his new startup, Vessel, which is also in the online video space. Flush with $75m of funding, it seems the company is now aiming squarely at YouTube, with...