Tag: music video

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Sony Music signs up YouTube star Peter Hollens

The latest YouTuber to bag a major-label deal is Peter Hollens, who has specialised in a cappella renditions of popular songs (“I make music using only my voice and mouth,” as he puts it on his channel page) and...
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The top 10 YouTube music videos in 2014 have been watched 2.4bn times

YouTube has announced a list of 2014’s most-played music videos so far on its service: Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’; Shakira’s ‘Can’t Remember to Forget You’ and ‘La La La’;...
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BBC Radio 1 explains its video plans for iPlayer

The BBC’s Radio 1 is planning to launch a ‘visual’ space on its parent corporation’s iPlayer service later this year, and controller Ben Cooper has been explaining why and how in a blog post. “Over 40% of all 15-24...
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Vevo revamps its iOS app as it nears 6bn monthly views

Music videos service Vevo has relaunched its iOS app with a new design and features. That includes a new real-time news feed and more recommendations of videos, playlists and original shows, as well as easier playlist creation...
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YouTube says 59% of its UK users are watching music videos

Some interesting mixed messages coming out of YouTube regarding the demographic makeup of its user base. The company published some research last week in the UK reminding brands that it’s not just about youngsters,...
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MusiXmatch launches Chrome extension providing lyrics for YouTube videos

The latest music startup trying to help fans sing along to their favourite music is MusiXmatch, with an extension for Google’s Chrome browser that overlays lyrics on YouTube music videos. The lyrics come from the company’s...
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Vevo extends its distribution partnership with Yahoo

Music videos service Vevo continues to get the vast majority of its traffic from YouTube, but just like other kinds of MCN, it’s actively on the hunt for other partners to diversify its inflow of viewers. One of those...
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DreamWorks Animation tipped to buy a stake in Vevo

Music videos service Vevo is already a dish of several cooks: UMG, Sony Music, Abu Dhabi Media and Google. Now it seems more chefs are keen to stir the broth, with tech site Recode reporting that Hollywood studio DreamWorks...
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The average Patreon patron pays $9.80 a month to artists

Crowdfunding site Patreon has announced some new figures about how its community of fans are paying creators through its system of pledging to pay small amounts for every piece of content that an individual artist produces...
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Tommy Boy and Pants Velour launch BitTorrent Bundle campaign

We’ve covered some of the BitTorrent Bundle campaigns from established artists, from Public Enemy and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry to De La Soul and Moby. There’s a conversation to be had about whether the...
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Britney Spears uses ThingLink to tease next music video

Britney Spears is using digital service ThingLink to post GIFs teasing her new single that features in the soundtrack to The Smurfs 2.
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Smule’s Strum app wants to ‘turn your life into a music video’

Music apps developer Smule has had hits with apps like Glee Karaoke, I Am T-Pain, Magic Piano and Sing! Karaoke. Now its latest app aims to marry music with videos shot on iOS devices.