Tag: online video

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Twitch tips for musicians: playing the livestream game

There’s far more to online video than YouTube in 2016. Twitch, for example, has emerged as one of the most interesting platforms for digital viewing. It launched in 2011 as a spin-off from Justin.tv, which itself started...
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YouTube making changes to its copyright complaints system

YouTube has apologised to creators and promised to “strive to do better” with its system for complaints, including those concerning copyright. It has created a new team “dedicated to minimising mistakes and improving...
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David Bowie Blackstar turned into Instagram mini-series

David Bowie’s final album ★ (or ‘Blackstar’) is being reinterpreted as a 16-episode series for Instagram. The company responsible is InstaMiniSeries, which makes episodic programmes for Instagram, and was given...
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Apple Music to stream live concert by The 1975

Apple’s latest move into original music concert is a live concert by The 1975, which will be broadcast on Apple Music this Thursday (25 February). The band will be playing on a rooftop in Los Angeles, although 9 to 5...
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Facebook adds new metrics for video viewing

As Facebook ramps up its competition with YouTube for video viewing, the social network is making some new metrics available to video publishers – musicians and labels included. Besides being able to see how many unique...
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Snapchat tipped to introduce Discover subscriptions

Snapchat hasn’t completely given up on its Discover section, despite recent reports on the booming popularity of a different feature, Snapchat Stories. Recode reported on Friday that Snapchat is planning to add a way...
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OK Go explain why they chose Facebook to debut new video

We reported last week on the launch of the latest branded OK Go music video, and the fact that it was distributed through Facebook rather than YouTube. Now the band have been explaining why. “With each video, we're trying...
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Spinnin’ Records leads $500k funding for Tizr

Tizr is a recently-launched livestreaming-video service that’s a bit like a Periscope or Meerkat with an emphasis on musicians. Now it has raised a $500k funding round led by dance label Spinnin’ Records, which joins...
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Twitch reveals its 2015 stats with 241.4bn minutes streamed

Live video platform Twitch has published its 2015 Retrospective, outlining its growth over the last year. The service averaged 1.7m broadcasters streaming every month, with 241.4bn minutes of video watched over the year.
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Spotify rolling out video features – but could there be more music?

Spotify revealed plans to add shortform video shows to its service in May 2015, working with a number of YouTube multi-channel networks (MCNs) including some exclusive shows. This week, those plans will finally come to...
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Study claims music videos need alcohol and tobacco warnings

A study conducted by the University of Nottingham has suggested that regulators need to step in to ensure music videos show warnings when they have alcohol and tobacco references. The study compared 32 popular videos over...
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David Bowie beats Adele’s Vevo daily views record

Fans flocked to watch David Bowie’s music videos on the day that his death was announced, according to Vevo. In fact, so many did that Bowie managed to break Adele’s record for the most single-day views on Vevo by...