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VEVO wants a better deal from YouTube

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Jul 2012 21:28 User comments (6)

VEVO wants a better deal from YouTube Sony Music head Doug Morris has said that YouTube needs to lower the rates it charges VEVO or the companies may be headed for a divorce.
YouTube, owned by Google, charges a significant sum to host the music video site's content.

VEVO is a joint venture between UMG and Sony but they have content from EMI, as well. Warner is the big holdout from the Big 4 labels.

The company sells advertising on official music videos, and pays Google a technology fee from their revenue.

Morris says the rates are too high, however, considering how much traffic VEVO creates for YouTube. Morris also says YouTube rivals are actively looking for a VEVO contract.

Concludes Morris: "Google is charging us a lot of money to put our videos on their platform, and we would like them to reduce their fees. If not, there are at least three other companies who want to take our videos."

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6 user comments

113.7.2012 3:29

does youtube really need vevo? vevo? lol


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213.7.2012 6:25

I never use VEVO out of spite. Google hopefully will manage to work their magic and retain a deal with them anyways, because if I remember correctly Google was having trouble making YouTube profitable before companies like VEVO came along. Wouldn't be good to set a trend.

313.7.2012 11:57

You know, this seems to be a phase going around... this "we need more money" or "you're charging too much" between companies as of recent; like this BS with the satellite companies black[mail]ing out channels expecting everyone to paying more.

Seems to me that music artists should get wise, take control of their music (unless it's too late) & post it for free. Vevo' just robbing of their money & using this (YouTube) as just one more reason for not paying them (the artist).


413.7.2012 14:38

Pretty soon they will probably start to make us pay to use the public toilets too.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 13 Jul 2012 @ 14:39

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514.7.2012 11:32

Originally posted by JST1946:
Pretty soon they will probably start to make us pay to use the public toilets too.
Dooooo!

614.7.2012 12:53

It's a bummer when you have to go and don't have any change like the ones they had in Germany to unlock the door.


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