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.
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.
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 catalogue - 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 music video 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.