Tag: music videos
Peter Bjorn and John get a ‘3-in-1’ video for new singles
Remember Peter Bjorn and John? Their big hit was ‘Young Folks’ in 2006, and we can only apologise if reading this sentence puts its whistling hook on your internal jukebox for the entire day. They’re still going strong,...
October 9, 2018
New Hope Club contest will see children ‘engineer’ a music video
British boy band New Hope Club are turning to a new source of ideas for their next music video: children. The band are working with TV show Blue Peter and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on a competition...
September 17, 2018
T-Series tipped to overtake PewDiePie for YouTube subscribers
We’ve been covering the rapid growth of Indian music firm T-Series’ YouTube channels (in terms of their subscribers) in recent months. Now the company’s main channel could be set to dethrone the biggest YouTube star...
August 31, 2018
BTS break YouTube’s 24-hour debut record with 45m views
Ahead of their US tour, which has already seen tickets selling out in a jiffy, K-Pop stars BTS have just broken a notable YouTube record.
August 28, 2018
K-Pop companies team up to create ‘the Korean version of Vevo’
YouTube has played a significant role in the spread of K-Pop music far beyond its homeland of South Korea, from Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ to the recent global success of BTS – and plenty of artists in between. Now a group...
July 20, 2018
UK singles chart adds video streams and ‘weighted’ audio streams
The Official Charts Company in the UK is overhauling not just the way it tabulates streams but also what types of streams are now counted. Online video streams from services like YouTube will count towards the singles...
June 25, 2018
Vevo to ‘phase out’ its own mobile apps and website
The launch of the YouTube Music subscription service has sparked questions about what it all means for Vevo, which distributes music videos to YouTube while also running its own apps and website. Today, the company has...
May 24, 2018
BTS beat YouTube’s 24-hour views record for 2018
Despa-WHO-to? K-Pop band BTS are the flavour of the month (again) on YouTube with their new single ‘Fake Love’. According to the video service, the official video did 35.9m views in its first 24 hours: the biggest...
May 22, 2018
YouTube launches a range of music charts in 44 countries
YouTube is launching a series of new music charts based on popular songs, videos and artists, which will roll out initially in 44 countries. They will include a new ‘Trending’ chart as well as what YouTube says are...
May 10, 2018
Vevo confirms product and engineering layoffs as CTO leaves
It’s fair to suggest that Vevo is having a difficult Spring: following the recent hacking of some of its key accounts, now the company has confirmed new layoffs within its product and engineering teams. Variety first...
April 23, 2018
Despacito disappearance was due to a ‘security breach’ at Vevo
Remember the days when labels would ‘delete’ singles once they wanted to clear the decks for the next release? Yesterday, it seemed for a moment that the unthinkable had happened, with the 5bn-views video for ‘Despacito’...
April 11, 2018
Spotify gets exclusive videos from Taylor Swift and The Weeknd
We reported last Thursday on Apple Music adding a dedicated music-videos category. Just after we clocked off for Easter, Spotify launched its own salvo in what’s shaping up as a new battle for ‘exclusives’ between the...
April 3, 2018