Havas Synchs with Universal Music For Marketing ROI, Dominique Delport explains

LAS VEGAS — Time was, artists rejected the overtures of marketers. In a little-known example, R.E.M. once rejected Microsoft’s lucrative request to use “It’s The End Of The World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” in its Windows 95 TV commercial, leaving that honour to The Rolling Stones. In these days of cashflow uncertainty, however, […]


IPTV Even Better Than Mobile For Music’s Vevo

COLOGNE, Germany –  Mobile better, IPTV best. That’s the equation for music video brand Vevo. Whilst mobile viewing has boomed for the service, which is the modern inheritor of MTV’s crown, the lounge is a more engaging space. “We’re pretty well 50/50 (viewed) mobile and other devices,” Vevo international SVP Nic Jones tells Beet.TV in this […]


Vevo Warming To Premium Programmatic Plumbing

Vevo still hasn’t completely settled on what it can get out of so-called “programmatic” online ad sales, but it is heartened that technology vendors are no longer just catering to cheap ad slots. “(Programmatic) inventory is typically lower-tier, lower-quality inventory,” the music video distributor’s chief revenue officer Jonathan Carson tells Beet.TV. “That marketplace is not […]


VEVO Plans for Cable, Satellite & Global Expansion of Music Video Channel

VEVO’s new 24-hour digital linear music video channel, that launched last month at SXSW, plans to expand its distribution via satellite and cable –v and will move into global markets with region and language-specific programming , says Rio D. Caraeff, CEO and President of the giant music video site in this interview with Beet.TV In […]


App Developer ‘Screach’ Launches Digital Jukebox

The App developer, Screach Interactive launched its digital jukebox, 'Screach JukeBox' at TechCrunch Disrupt. It is a "real-time interactive platform designed to connect mobile devices to any content on any screen," says David Weinfeld, Chief Strategy Officer, in this interview with Beet TV.


Specific Media Revamping MySpace for 2012 Launch

SAN FRANCISCO — Digital media company Specific Media plans to rebuild the recently acquired MySpace into a home for music  aficionados, said Matt Wasserlauf, Executive VP of Video Platform & Services at Specific Media in an interview with Beet.TV at the recent OMMA Video conference.


Yahoo! Streams Clinton Concert with Lady Gaga, Bono + The Edge, Usher — Live from Hollywood Bowl

SANTA MONICA, Calif — Yahoo! has the exclusive worldwide rights to live stream the "Decade of Difference" concert, the star-studded benefit honoring the ten-year anniversary of the Clinton Foundation and a celebration of the former President's sixty-fifth birthday.


VEVO To Expand Live Concert Programming

VEVO, the most popular online site for music videos, will stream 25 live events in 2010 and more next year, says David Kohl, Executive VP in this interview with Beet.TV


Vevo Tops the Music Online Charts, comScore

Vevo, the online music video site hit 55 million unique visitors in the U.S. in October, according comScore.


My High School Film about Love, Alienation, and Weed is a Mash-up Hit on YouTube, Passing 400,000 Views

  After 40 years, it is gratifying to connect with so many young people who are watching and commenting on my high school film in a new, mashed-up form.


YouTube Expanding Partner Program for Musicians

AUSTIN — YouTube is making a big push to pull musicians to YouTube to help them build audiences and monetize their videos.  


YouTube to Stream Its First Music Festival this Weekend, Live from San Francisco

YouTube will stream the OutsideLand’s music festival from San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park this weekend.  It is the first music festival streamed the big video sharing site.


Google and Universal Music Readying “Deep, Immersive” Music Site

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — Vevo is the big music site being created in a partnership between Google's YouTube and the Universal Music Group.  It will be a "deep, immersive" music site with e-commerce and revenue share around advertising.


Overlay.tv Provides API for Developers

Overlay TV, the one-year-old start-up that allows users to overlay any links, images, text bubbles, and widgets into their videos, is opening its API to software developers, the company announced yesterday.


Quincy Jones III Readies 3000 Hours of Urban Music Documentary Footage for Web Mash-ups

LOS ANGELES — Quincy “QD3” Jones III, has evolved his music production business QD3 to focus on online video.  He told Beet.TV he plans to bring the company’s collection of 3000 hours of video documentary footage of urban performers to the Web later this year.  He sees a business opportunity in mash-ups, where his firm […]


Historic Jazz Clip on Google Video — Amazing John Coltrane/Stan Getz Performance

OK, so we are not normally a “cultural” channel here at Beet.TV (but we have culture!), but wanted to share this gem we just found on Google Video.  It’s a very rare performance by John Coltrane and Stan Getz in Germany in 1960.  It might be the only performance filmed or recorded of the great […]