Vevo: so it’s very much a Universal Music thing then…
Recently-annoucaraeff1nced premium music video site Vevo will appoint head of Universal's digital music business Rio Caraeff to head its operation.
May 11, 2009
WMG picked the wrong man to send a takedown notice to
This should be entertaining: Warner Music Group has sent a DMCA takedown notice to YouTube concerning a video of a presentation by Lawrence Lessig.
April 29, 2009
Why those Susan Boyle videos have made $0 in YouTube advertising
Britain's Got Talent contestant Susan Boyle's audition has been watched more than 75 million times on YouTube so far, but rights-owner ITV hasn't made a penny in advertising. Why? Because it's still in negotiations with YouTube...
April 24, 2009
YouTube introduces real-time notifications
Live friend-streams are all the rage in the Web 2.0 world at the moment, from Twitter to Facebook to FriendFeed.
April 23, 2009
UMG launches YouTube games for Lady Gaga, Chris Cornell and others
UMG subsidiary Interscope Geffen A&M has found a creative new way to promote its music videos on YouTube - via interactive games.Well, sort of games - its IGA Video Challenge features videos from the likes of Lady Gaga, N.E.R.D,...
April 21, 2009
Susan Boyle closing in on 100 million online video views
You know Susan Boyle: that Scottish lady who everyone on Britain's Got Talent laughed at until they heard her sing.
April 20, 2009
£117m PRS payout to British songwriters
PRS for Music has announced that its members will be paid their share of a record distribution of £117 million for the first quarter of this year, based on analysis of 19.7 million performances of more than 743,000 individual...
April 20, 2009
German composer sues Google/YouTube
More legal troubles for YouTube over music licensing - it's being sued in Germany by composer Frank Peterson.
April 17, 2009
UMG to drive VEVO biz deals, not Google
When Google and Universal Music Group announced their VEVO premium music videos site last week, we initially assumed it was a Google thing, and that UMG had signed up to it. Not so.
April 16, 2009
Now YouTube looks to… full-length movies?
CNET is reporting that YouTube is in negotiations with Sony Pictures to stream full-length movies from the studio, the week after licensing short-form content from Disney.
April 15, 2009
UMG and YouTube officially announce Vevo
The rumours were right. Universal Music Group and Google have announced their joint venture, Vevo – a video site offering UMG's music videos, with advertising revenues shared between the two.In addition to the...
April 9, 2009
Songwriters gang up on Google at PRS for Music event (liveblog)
PRS for Music is stepping up its pressure on Google over YouTube licensing payments at an event in London, where the cream of UK songwriting talent has gathered to support PRS' Fair Play For Creators campaign.Music Ally...
April 8, 2009