Johnny Orlando could be next breakout social music star
Justin Bieber first came to prominence on YouTube. Shawn Mendes first broke through on Vine. Now a 13 year-old Canadian called Johnny Orlando could be following in their footsteps by building a music career from early fame...
November 28, 2016
Twitter has at least five bidders for Vine
Last week, Twitter announced that it was preparing to shut down its Vine video-sharing app. This week, it may have won a reprieve: through a sale to another technology company. TechCrunch claims Twitter has received more...
November 9, 2016
Twitter shuts down Vine and reveals plans for wider layoffs
Twitter had some bad news for fans of its looping-videos platform Vine yesterday: it’s shutting down. “In the coming months we’ll be discontinuing the mobile app,” explained Vine in a blog post. “Nothing is happening...
October 28, 2016
Vine-originated stars Us The Duo make music for AT&T
US-based group Us The Duo came to fame on Vine, where they have collected five million followers with their musical clips. Having already parlayed that into a live and albums business, now they are making money from brands...
July 28, 2016
Twitter says Vine ‘important’ despite executive departures
There is more speculation about the future of Twitter’s video-sharing app Vine, with Recode publishing a list of nine executives that have left the company so far this year.
July 13, 2016
Twitter Engage shows creator monetisation is the new social battleground
Twitter launched a new app yesterday called Engage, which is aimed at celebrities and other public figures on its service. However, it’s most interesting as part of a wider trend, as social apps and networks scramble...
June 22, 2016
Facebook may be sparking the decline of Vine
The surge in popularity of native videos on Facebook and other services may be sucking creators away from Twitter’s Vine, according to the Wall Street Journal. Not to mention ad dollars. “Marketers and ad buyers that...
May 16, 2016
Vine now lets people reuse audio from other videos
“Remix, collaborate and listen,” is the title of Vine’s latest blog post, which ensures Vanilla Ice will be on our internal jukebox all day. But it heralds a new feature that will enable Vine users to “remix”...
November 19, 2015
Vine goes deeper on music with new soundtrack features
Twitter’s video-sharing app Vine has become a fertile space for musicians, with Viners like Shawn Mendes and Jack & Jack riding their six-second popularity all the way to the proper pop charts. Now Vine is getting more...
August 28, 2015
Vine clips may be getting music-soundtrack feature
Twitter’s UK director Bruce Daisley has set tongues wagging on the tech blogs with a Vine clip that appears to show a recorded-music soundtrack. The video, which he posted yesterday, shows him tapping at a keyboard while...
August 13, 2015
DistroKid hails Jack & Jack’s indie success in the US
Jack & Jack made their names as music and vlogging stars on Vine and YouTube, before starting to release pop/rap songs. This week, they’re riding high in the US Billboard charts with their ‘Calibraska’ EP, which...
August 7, 2015