Yesterday morning, music videos service Vevo went live in the UK, including its website and iPhone/iPad/Android apps. The launch is the first time the service has been available in its native form outside North America, although UK internet users have been able to watch Vevo-branded videos on YouTube for some time now. Music Ally sat down with CEO Rio Caraeff yesterday to talk about the launch, and he said that Vevo is building a 25-strong team in the UK, launching with 13 brands on board as advertisers. The company is planning to sign syndication deals to power music videos for other brands and media sites in the UK in the coming months too. For more from the interview, see this week’s Music Ally Report, which will be published on Thursday. Separately, Caraeff talked to PaidContent yesterday too, and nixed previous reports that Vevo might buy Myspace. “Our strategy is to focus on growing organically, building a global brand. We’re not in conversations to make that [MySpace deal] happen – it’s not something that there’s any substance to.” Source: Music Ally Blog

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