Fashioning itself in the mold of bygone music video television has been a big part of Vevo's growth, and this year will take the strategy one step further.
The online music video company hit 5.5 billion monthly views in December 2013, according to a viewership report from the company Wednesday. That marks a 46 percent jump from a year earlier, a big acceleration from the roughly 9 percent pace of growth in December 2012.
According to the report, the company's number of videos watched globally through all of 2013 rose to 55 billion, 12.3 billion of … Read more
Search for your favorite singer or band on YouTube, and you'll now see their top tracks, full albums, and related artists neatly grouped and ready for your listening and viewing pleasure.
A new feature to the popular video-viewing site displays a sidebar on the right with links to top tracks and albums from the subject of your search. Search for Kelly Clarkson, for example, and YouTube displays her top ten tracks and her albums from latest to earliest. Click on any track, and YouTube plays the associated music video. Click on an album, and YouTube loads a playlist of … Read more
Stormtroopers may not be able to hit the broad side of a barn when aiming at rebel scum, but they can at least hit the dance floor with impressive moves.
This fan-made "Star Wars" video -- "Stormtrooper Secrets - Hip Hop Twerk" -- features stormtroopers dancing and twerking their cold little hearts out until Darth Vader puts a kibosh on their Imperial jig.
Vevo, an MTV for the Internet age, is just getting started.
It now reels in 5 billion video views a month -- imagine the entire US population sitting down to stream Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball." Fifteen times over.
Vevo is in 13 countries, and it's on multiple platforms like Android and Samsung smart TVs -- and it just added one more.
On Tuesday, Vevo joined a short list of online entertainment ventures on Chromecast.
Almost 50 years after Bob Dylan released "Like a Rolling Stone" as a single, the song is finally getting an official music video. And as one might imagine from a song about alienation and aimlessness, it features a cartoon cat and the host of "The Price of Right."
The vid, which went live on Bob Dylan's official Web site Tuesday, employs interactive technology to let viewers flip though 16 faux TV channels in real time. The channels feature snippets from real shows -- ESPN sports updates and History Network programs, for example -- alongside others that mimic reality TV shows like "The Bachelor." All the while, recognizable TV personalities such as Drew Carey, comedian Marc Maron, and the cast of "Pawn Stars" mouth the words to the classic song. … Read more
Bing is harnessing the vast collection of music videos on the Internet and aiming to make it easier for users to listen to their favorite artists and find new ones to pore over.
Microsoft announced Monday that it overhauled its music video search function for users to explore, discover, and browse more music on Bing. The search engine has brought in more than 1.7 million songs from 70,000 artists and 500,000 albums from all across the Web, including YouTube, Vimeo, MTV, Artist Direct, and more.
"Our new music video experience was designed with music lovers in … Read more
Vevo has brought its music videos to Samsung Smart TVs.
The company on Wednesday announced that its 75,000 HD music videos are now available through a Vevo app on Samsung Smart TVs. The app is also available on Samsung Blu-ray players and is optimized to work on both devices.
When users boot up the free app, they'll find Vevo TV, a linear music channel featuring different songs and videos throughout the day. Users can also choose to browse the company's list of videos, search for content, or pick a genre and let songs stream all day.
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Music video service Vevo has landed in Germany.
The company announced the news on Tuesday, noting that its expansion to Germany means its music video service is now available in 13 countries.
German Vevo viewers have access to more than 75,000 high-definition videos, live concerts, and original music programming -- all of which can be accessed on mobile products or through set-top boxes, like Apple TV and Roku.
Music videos are no small potatoes for YouTube, and Google's looking at making them bigger in Google Search results -- literally.
As part of Google's quest to more tightly integrate its different services, the company appears to be experimenting with how music videos appear in Google Search results, according to the blog Google Operating System. The top search result for a music video would be a significantly larger preview of the video itself, in the style of a Google Now card, with additional information such as the artist name, song title, album name, and year released.
It's … Read more