July 2nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Rio Caraeff has a new job, six months after leaving music videos service Vevo, where he was founding CEO. Caraeff is taking a position as chief content officer at Magic Leap, the well-funded augmented...

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June 1st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Apple's history of music-related acquisitions is familiar ground: SoundJam in 2000 to form the basis of iTunes; streaming service Lala in 2009; Beats Electronics (including its Beats Music service) in...

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May 22nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Taylor Swift broke Vevo’s record for most video views in a 24-hour period with her promo for ‘Bad Blood’, sailing to 20.1m views in the first day after its release. “FREAKING OUT RIGHT NOW. YOU...

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May 1st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

As predicted, former BBC and Intel executive Erik Huggers is the new CEO of Vevo, replacing founder Rio Caraeff who departed at the end of 2014. In an interview, Huggers outlined ambitious goals for the...

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April 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Music videos service Vevo has been without a chief executive since the end of 2014, when founder Rio Caraeff stepped down. Today, it’s expected to name his successor. According to Bloomberg, that successor...

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April 17th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

When Spotify bagged an exclusive deal with Sony for its PlayStation Music service recently, we wondered about the outlook for other digital music services on its PS3 and PS4 consoles. Now one of them is...

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March 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The UK’s experiment in adding age-ratings to music videos on YouTube and Vevo entered its second phase this week, with the ratings displayed on videos uploaded by Sony, Universal and Warner. Vevo’s...

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March 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Social service Pinterest has raised another $367m of funding, taking it over the $1bn raised so far mark. And the company is looking to raise even more: its current round could reach $578m by the time...

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February 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Music videos service Muzu has been around for several years, but now it’s getting an official iPhone and iPad app. Released last week, it provides mobile access to the site’s catalogue of music videos....

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