VEVO Has Paid Musicians $200 Million Since 2009



Music video management firm VEVO has paid more than $200 million to its artists since launching in 2009. The music service is responsible for managing the music videos and performances for thousands of artists around the world.

VEVO CEO Rio Caraeff spoke at the Business Insider Ignition Conference in New York City on Tuesday where he announced the company’s massive artist payments.

VEVO has streamed billions of video views thanks to artists that include Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and many others.

The music service earns money through pre-roll ads that stream once for every six to seven minutes of video watched per user. [Read more…]

YouTube Channels Can Now Be Created Through Your Google+ Account

Google Plus with YouTube Channel Integration

Google PlusIf like millions of Google account holders you have chosen to use your same account for YouTube and Google+ the company has rolled out a new feature that allows you to create new YouTube channels directly from your Google+ account.

On Youtube’s blog Product manager Trevor O’Brien reveals:

You can now use your Google+ profile name and photo on a new YouTube channel, giving you one consistent identity across platforms when uploading videos, sharing, commenting and other public activities.”

The process is very simply to implement, basically you choose to create a new YouTube channel from inside your Google+ account and you will see the following options: [Read more…]