September 1st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Every month we pore over the YouTube channel charts published by online video industry site Tubefilter, based on data from analytics firm OpenSlate. The broad trends are usually the same for music:...

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August 28th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Messaging app Tango is beefing up its music partnerships, launching new channels within its app for Rhapsody, SoundCloud and Vevo yesterday, who join existing partners Spotify and 8tracks. All of these...

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August 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Vevo’s latest partnership is with visual social network Pinterest, whose users can now ‘pin’ videos from Vevo’s catalogue. The global deal makes Vevo the third online video service...

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August 19th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Won’t somebody think of the children? Oh, they have. The UK is set to introduce age ratings for online music videos this October, with a pilot scheme involving YouTube, Vevo, the three major labels and...

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August 18th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Vevo could be the next billion-dollar digital music business by valuation, but the emphasis remains very much on the “could” in that sentence. The music video service’s desire to find either an...

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July 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There are no surprises at the top of the latest monthly YouTube chart, with gaming channel PewDiePie’s 351.1m views making it the most popular in the world in June. Shakira held on to second place with...

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July 26th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

British startup LoveLive has made its name as a B2B partner for major labels, the BPI and Vevo, shooting gigs and live sessions for distribution as online videos. However, the company is building its consumer-facing...

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July 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Pirate sites on Google’s search engine remain a sore point for music rightsholders, who say Google isn’t doing enough to demote them in favour of legal music services. TorrentFreak has been testing...

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July 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s an interesting month in the world of YouTube and MCNs thanks to the Digital Content Newfronts – a series of events held in New York to introduce new online-video content to brands and their agencies....

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