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Vevo launches in Mexico after country ‘exploded’ on YouTube

Vevo has launched officially in Mexico, after noting a significant uptick in YouTube views of music videos there. “Mexico certainly in the last year has really exploded in terms of views on Youtube,” CEO Rio Caraeff...
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Vevo eyeing more partners for sale or investment

The headline of Bloomberg’s report on Vevo possibly hiring Goldman Sachs suggests it’s exploring a “sale”, while the quotes from CEO Rio Caraeff suggest more of a traditional investment for expansion....
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WiMP opens up with new web player and sample clips for all

Scandinavian streaming service WiMP has launched a new web player, following a well-trodden path by rivals like Spotify, Deezer and Rdio of being available in web browsers rather than just as a dedicated desktop client. In...
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UMG’s Francis Keeling hails impact of fan-made music videos

The music industry hasn't always been at ease with lip-syncs and fan mashups on YouTube, but in 2014, those worries have been replaced by excitement about the potential fans have to create value around songs.
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Shakira dethroned PewDiePie as biggest YouTube channel in February

Shakira dethroned PewDiePie as biggest YouTube channel in February
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Vevo in 2013: 55bn video views, and 243m monthly unique viewers in December

Music videos service Vevo published its annual viewership report yesterday, revealing that its users watched 55bn music videos globally in 2013
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Google bumps up prominence of music videos in search results

Google has been taking constant flak from music rightsholders about the prominence of pirate sites in its search results
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Song Backer aims to help artists crowdfund music videos

The latest website hoping to help musicians raise money directly from fans is Song Backer, which has an emphasis on music videos and YouTube artists.
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Live from Music 4.5: Nielsen, UMG, She Makes War and more (#m4pt5)

Today's Music 4.5 conference in London is subtitled 'The Rise of Video', with a focus on how YouTube, Vevo and other platforms are driving music videos in 2013, rather than traditional TV. The first session included a...
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Microsoft launches new music-video search for Bing

Microsoft's Bing search engine has been rumoured to be up for the chop if former Nokia boss Stephen Elop is made CEO of the company.
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YouTube’s offline mobile viewing: more details revealed

We reported earlier this week on YouTube's plans to allow people to download videos to their mobile devices for offline viewing in the YouTube app. But how will this work, and what will it mean for the music rightsholders...
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Vevo bags GEMA licensing deal to launch in Germany

YouTube's long-running licensing dispute with German collecting society GEMA has seen many music videos blocked in that country, and growing frustration from labels. Some good news for the latter, today: not a YouTube licensing...