Vevo boss reveals plans for connected TVs and mobile
After PaidContent ran a not-entirely-positive review of the new Vevo music videos portal, its CEO Rio Caraeff has responded to defend the company, promising an improvement in its search functionality and a push to license...
December 18, 2009
Vevo won’t sell music videos, but may diversify
Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff says the newly-launched service won't be adding e-commerce any time soon. "I don't think consumers want to own music videos," he tells PaidContent.
December 15, 2009
Vevo suffers from first-day technical gremlins
Many of the users flocking to video portal Vevo on its first day were disappointed - the sheer volume of traffic left the site sluggish - and in many cases inaccessible.
December 10, 2009
Vevo launch: it’s the Bono and Doug Morris show (but not in HD)
Last night saw a star-studded launch party for music videos portal Vevo, with U2 frontman Bono introducing the service as "a great vehicle that will allow fans to go behind the scenes with their favourite artists". UMG boss...
December 9, 2009
Vevo adds EMI in time for launch
The Vevo music videos portal launches today, and as predicted, EMI has joined in time for the launch. The label is providing its own catalogue of videos, as well as those from indie labels represented by its EMI Label Services...
December 8, 2009
EMI may join Vevo this week
Music video portal Vevo launches this Tuesday in the US, but at the time of writing still has only two major labels on board - UMG and Sony.
December 7, 2009
Music Ally Report: There’s no such thing as a free launch
Our lead looks at the new business model behind free music platforms.
November 26, 2009
Vevo breaks cover – on YouTube, obviously
Some sharp-eyed YouTube users have spotted the first manifestation of UMG and Sony's new music video site, Vevo.
November 2, 2009
Vevo gets funding at $300m valuation
What does upcoming music video portal Vevo have in common with UK football club Manchester City? Both are funded from Abu Dhabi.
October 20, 2009
Vevo gets funding from Abu Dhabi at $300m valuation
What does soon-to-launch music video portal Vevo have in common with UK football club Manchester City? No, it's not Craig Bellamy. Both are funded from UAE emirate Abu Dhabi.Vevo has just taken an investment from the...
October 20, 2009
WMG back on YouTube with own premium player
YouTube and Warner Music Group have confirmed that the label is to end its nine-month boycott of the video site, but with a deal that alters the way it makes money from YouTube.
September 30, 2009