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Facing calls to cancel, SXSW is going ahead—with fewer panels and smaller crowds

Facing calls to cancel, SXSW is going ahead—with fewer panels and smaller crowds

Companies like Twitter and Facebook, and individuals including Tim Ferriss, are skipping the festival because of coronavirus.
How Vevo’s Artistic and Scientific Approach to Music Videos Is Paying Off After 10 Years

How Vevo’s Artistic and Scientific Approach to Music Videos Is Paying Off After 10 Years

From Billie Eilish to billions of views, the company looks to the future of being the streaming generation’s MTV.
How the 2010s Birthed a Bigger and Better MTV Era

How the 2010s Birthed a Bigger and Better MTV Era

When MTV launched in 1981, “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles was the first thing to be aired. The British band’s debut music video quenched visual thirst with cartoon graphics on colorful
Channeling MTV, Vevo Launches Linear Programming on Pluto

Channeling MTV, Vevo Launches Linear Programming on Pluto

Music television is back: Major label-owned music video platform Vevo is launching a series of linear channels for leanback viewing on Pluto TV, the ad-supported video service that got acquired by
Vevo Reveals Its 2020 ‘Artists to Watch’

Vevo Reveals Its 2020 ‘Artists to Watch’

Vevo has released the complete list for its 2020 Vevo DSCVR “Artists to Watch” campaign. “Artists to Watch,” now in its sixth year, presents 20 artists Vevo believes will break through in the coming
Vevo Partners With Vewd to Bring Music Videos to TiVos, Smart TVs

Vevo Partners With Vewd to Bring Music Videos to TiVos, Smart TVs

Major label-owned Vevo has struck a partnership with smart TV operating system provider Vewd to bring music videos to TiVo DVRs as well as smart TVs from manufacturers like Sony, Hisense and Philips.
Vevo Hires Scott Anderson as New Engineering & Product Head

Vevo Hires Scott Anderson as New Engineering & Product Head

Music video streaming company Vevo has hired Scott Anderson as its new senior vice president of engineering and product, the company announced Wednesday morning. Anderson is joining the company from
How Vevo Is Boosting Views by Optimizing Video Thumbnails (EXCLUSIVE)

How Vevo Is Boosting Views by Optimizing Video Thumbnails (EXCLUSIVE)

Apparently, people really do judge a book by its cover. Or at least they do it with music videos, according to new data that Vevo exclusively shared with Variety this month. The major label-owned
The Wizrd Is in Control: An Afternoon With Future at a Video Shoot in Atlanta

The Wizrd Is in Control: An Afternoon With Future at a Video Shoot in Atlanta

We spent time with Future in Atlanta as he shot a pair of videos with Vevo for “Call the Coroner” and “Promise U That.”
How the hottest sound in pop exploded thanks to social media and a fast-growing African diaspora

How the hottest sound in pop exploded thanks to social media and a fast-growing African diaspora

It’s been remarkable to watch a sound from the streets of Lagos and Accra spread to the US Billboard charts and London clubs and festivals…
Vevo Names Alan Price Permanent CEO

Vevo Names Alan Price Permanent CEO

Alan Price is the new CEO of Vevo, the music video platform announced Wednesday morning. Price previously worked as the company’s CFO, and took on the role of interim CEO in addition to his existing

Scott Storch Documentary Recounts the Legendary Producer’s Career

Aside from Timbaland and Pharrell Williams, Scott Storch was one of the more prominent producers of the late ’90s/early ’00s with a bevy of hits, like Dr. Dre’s “Still D.R.E.,” his former band The
Spotify Names Tom Connaughton U.K. Managing Director

Spotify Names Tom Connaughton U.K. Managing Director

Spotify has named former Vevo executive Tom Connaughton as the managing director of its U.K. operation, a rep for the company confirmed to Variety. The news was first reported by Music Business
French Teens Arrested for Hacking Vevo, Defacing Despacito Music Video

French Teens Arrested for Hacking Vevo, Defacing Despacito Music Video

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

Two French teens arrested for hacking Taylor Swift's and Drake's music videos

Back in April, hackers managed to deface YouTube music videos by Drake, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Shakira and others (including Despacito, the reigning king of views on the platform). The infiltrators
Two French Teens Arrested in Connection With Vevo Hack That Defaced ‘Despacito,’ Other YouTube Music Videos

Two French Teens Arrested in Connection With Vevo Hack That Defaced ‘Despacito,’ Other YouTube Music Videos

Two 18-year-old French citizens have been arrested in Paris and charged with crimes related to the hack of Vevo’s YouTube accounts last month that resulted in pro-Palestine messages being posted on
Vevo realizes YouTube music videos are its forte, plans to shut down mobile apps and consumer site

Vevo realizes YouTube music videos are its forte, plans to shut down mobile apps and consumer site

You probably know Vevo from its name being plastered all over music videos on YouTube, and as luck would have it, that's how most people know it. Chances are that you didn't know it had mobile apps
Vevo Shutting Down Website & Apps to Focus on YouTube

Vevo Shutting Down Website & Apps to Focus on YouTube

Music video streaming platform Vevo will be terminating its mobile apps and consumer website in the coming weeks, focusing more resources on its partnership with YouTube instead. Announced via the
Record Labels Sensibly Decide to Wind Down Pointless Vevo Service

Record Labels Sensibly Decide to Wind Down Pointless Vevo Service

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
Vevo goes all-in on YouTube music videos

Vevo goes all-in on YouTube music videos

Raise your hand if you used Vevo's apps instead of watching music videos on YouTube. Anybody? That's what we thought. Despite Vevo's effort to grow its brand through apps and its website, nothing