Vevo Sunsets Website and Mobile App

If you visited Vevo’s website during the last month or so, you may have seen a message similar to that shown below stating:

“From June 6, 2018 head over to to keep watching your favorite music videos.”

Vevo has shuttered elements of its consumer-facing website and mobile apps as it shifts towards growth opportunities on YouTube and other outlets, including original content and artist development. Now when you head to, you’ll see rotating cards directing you to the different types of original content on YouTube: exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and live performances.


Performance Rights Disputes: What Are They and What Causes Them?

What is a Disputed Claim?

For as long as recorded music has been around, there have been those who have claimed wrongful ownership, either by mistake or being unaware of the rights they control. The good news is, in today’s music landscape there are checks and balances in place to help stem the flow of human error, technical limitations and in some cases, plagiarism. These disputes are an important line of defense for the master owner. Without them, anyone could claim any song and collect those royalties.


Music, Brews & Partnership at the 2018 AEC Convention

2018 AEC ConventionEach summer, Alliance Entertainment (AEC) hosts their annual sales conference in South Florida. The four day event is for distributors, vendors and labels to mingle and meet with the AEC staff and to present upcoming priorities and ideas, in exclusive meetings and during the vendor fair.


Out Today by The Orchard: Didirri, DevilDriver & More

Hi there music lovers, supporters and creators! This week as you celebrate the summer with picnics, parties, friends and sunshine, don’t forget — the music selection could make or break the atmosphere of any gathering. So get your headphones ready, turn up the volume and start listening to some great new music. Keep reading for the scoop on new releases complete with airy folk and heavy face-melting rock and legendary hip hop revival, all out today. (more…)

IG, You G, We All G on IGTV!

With the introduction of IGTV, now is the time to be a first mover and make a splash! Before taking the plunge, let’s talk about what we know, and what we’re already seeing on IGTV.

IGTV is the newest addition to the Instagram brand, bringing long-form video content to the platform, with the option to upload videos up to an hour long. What sets IGTV apart from other video platforms is that the content is focused around vertical video.