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The music industry’s latest big deal might really be about video

The music industry’s latest big deal might really be about video | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Vevo, the music video service part-owned by record labels, is about to be shopped around to prospective buyers, reports The Information (paywall). According to the report, the company, which is on track to generate $350 million in revenue this year, has engaged Goldman Sachs and the boutique advisory firm Raine Group to “work on a strategic plan and talk to potential suitors.” Bloomberg had a similar story in April. Vevo declined to comment to Quartz.

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Is Vevo really looking for buyers when Youtube is teasing on its upcoming music service?

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VEVO now powers Yahoo music videos in the UK

VEVO now powers Yahoo music videos in the UK | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Three weeks after VEVO launched a complete ground-up rebuild of its music video site, news has emerged that Yahoo has inked a deal with the company to bring its 75,000-strong catalogue of HD videos to Yahoo Screen and omg! in the UK. VEVO’s music videos will be available on Yahoo via mobile and desktop.

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Yahoo fueled by Google driven music video content? This is the end, my friend.

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YouTube Confirms Renewed VEVO Deal, Takes Stake In Company | TechCrunch

YouTube Confirms Renewed VEVO Deal, Takes Stake In Company | TechCrunch | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
YouTube confirmed that it has renewed its deal with music video distributor VEVO. Not only does the deal allow YouTube to keep VEVO's videos on its site, but it also requires Google to invest in VEVO.
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Vevo isn't just four letters in the lower corner of popular videos, it's the new MTV.

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Gordon Diver's curator insight, July 4, 2013 8:17 AM

Great news for those of us that enjoy having more access to our favorite music artists. Who do you follow? 

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Vevo's HD Music Videos and Original Content Now Available on Yahoo Screen

Vevo's HD Music Videos and Original Content Now Available on Yahoo Screen | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Vevo and Yahoo have long been friends — the two companies have had an agreement in place since 2012 to syndicate Vevo’s programming to Yahoo Music — but the pair has announced an extended partnership that will see its video content available via Yahoo Screen from today.

 
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Now you just can't  ignore it: Vevo is this decade's MTV.

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YouTube rival Dailymotion extends its VEVO music-video syndication to Europe

YouTube rival Dailymotion extends its VEVO music-video syndication to Europe | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
French video-sharing service Dailymotion has extended its syndication partnership with VEVO to Europe, meaning that Dailymotion users in France, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the UK can ...
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No matter you're a youtube or dailymotion user, VEVO will get to you anyway!

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TechCrunch | The Echo Nest CEO On What Big Data Means To The Music Industry

TechCrunch | The Echo Nest CEO On What Big Data Means To The Music Industry | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The Echo Nest is possibly the hottest music data company around right now. They've signed deals with Nokia, EMI, Clear Channel, Spotify, and most recently, Vevo.
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