Last month, a handful of extremely popular music videos on YouTube were defaced. Now two 18-year-old French citizens are in police custody and have been charged with crimes related to the hack of Vevo YouTube accounts.
Vevo, the major label-owned music video service, is pulling back from the spotlight. On Thursday, the company announced that it will be shutting down its website and mobile apps over the next few weeks.
Another day, another multinational video service brought to its knees by a group of rogue hackers with a bone to pick.
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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Vevo has signed a big deal with Samsung and Apple—and may make a big announcement about an arrival on new platforms this week.
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Ring ring ring, all aboard the content-mobile. Roku doesn't have the best interface, but there's now an officially overwhelming amount of stuff to watch on those little pucks.
The online music video service Vevo has responded to reports that it aired an illegally streamed football game at Sundance. While the company admits that the illegal streaming and broadcast did happen, they're denying responsibility.
I love double standards, especially when they're exhibited by large corporations. Just like Vevo, a joint venture between some of the biggest record labels in the world, streaming a pirated NFL playoff game at one of its events.
The go-to service for music videos on YouTube could be heading to Facebook of all places. Because we all know how well it works out when social networks become a place for musicians to hang out (*cough* MySpace).
YouTube is big fat no fun having missy when it comes to copyright rules. They're so afraid of pissing somebody off (and getting a lawsuit) that they'll even pull official videos now. Like today, when a prankster submitted a copyright claim against Justin Bieber's Vevo and YouTube took down his page.
So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.
VEVO, that sparkly subdivision of the YouTube metropolis that houses all the music videos, now has their own free app for iPhones and iPod Touches. It has every video in the VEVO catalog—over 22,000.
YouTube's got millions of songs on its servers, and now, thanks to Vevo, a hefty slice of them are totally aboveboard. In DIsco, YouTube's built an official, media-player-like front-end for all this music, with a Pandora-like discovery tool.
YouTube and Universal have teamed up to create VEVO, a site which will host music videos with the blessings of various recording companies. The site is launching tonight and so far the details sound pretty great.
Vevo, the collaboration of Universal Music Group and YouTube, is going to be a site that streams videos from various artists like U2, and is designed to make money. What?