Tag: online video

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We Are OFK: a virtual band with interactive videos

We’ve been thinking a lot about synthetic reality – virtual artists for example – and the crossover between gaming and music this year. Last night brought news of the latest experiment around all this: a TV show...
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Vimeo raises $150m as parent company mulls spin-off

Video streaming service Vimeo may be spinning off as an independent company within parent group IAC. The news was revealed as IAC also announced that Vimeo had raised $150m in a new funding round, from Thrive Capital and...
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Mobile video-streaming service Quibi is shutting down

Barely six months after it launched, video streaming service Quibi is shutting down. "We are winding down the business and looking to sell its content and technology assets," announced co-founders Jeffrey Katzenberg and...
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Netflix growth slows but 200m subscribers milestone is in sight

Netflix warned investors that its subscriber growth was going to slow in the second half of this year, and it has. The video streaming service added 2.2 million net new paid subscribers in the third quarter, taking it to...
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Disney reorganisation makes streaming its ‘primary focus’

Streaming being the primary focus for record labels is nothing new in our industry, but in Hollywood it’s still a major talking point. Witness Disney’s announcement yesterday that the company is having a strategic...
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Twitch Soundtrack is licensed for livestreams, not VOD

We reported yesterday on the launch of Soundtrack by Twitch, and its catalogue of cleared music for streamers to use from more than 30 independent labels and distributors. Now there's a FAQ getting into some of the licensing...
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Soundtrack by Twitch offers licensed music to streamers

Livestreaming platform Twitch is launching a new feature, Soundtrack by Twitch, with a catalogue of licensed music for its community of creators to use in their streams. The Amazon-owned company has licensed more than...
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GRM Daily and Major Lazer documentaries launch on YouTube

It's a busy week for music documentaries on YouTube, with two launching yesterday. 'Together We Rise: The Uncompromised Story of GRM Daily' is a four-part documentary based on the British music brand and its founder Posty,...
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Chartmetric launches new charts tracking music on Twitch

Twitch has been doing more with music and musicians, and analytics firm Chartmetric has been tracking that. The result is four new charts for music on Amazon's live-video platform, presenting the top users by viewer hours...
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Facebook Watch now has more than 1.25bn monthly visitors

Facebook Watch is the dedicated video hub on Facebook, and it's one of the main places that official music videos live on the social network, since that content was added in late July in the US. Now Facebook has provided...
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Vevo explores demographic differences in digital video habits

Music videos firm Vevo has published a report called 'The Anatomy of a Video Experience: a Multicultural Story'. It analyses how people are watching video on various devices – TV, mobile and PC – as well as exploring...
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StreamElements reveals the top music channels on Twitch

Livestreaming industry company StreamElements has published its latest 'State of the Stream' report, using data from analytics firm Arsenal·gg. It includes some new data on Twitch and its 'music & performing arts' category,...