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Vevo Stops MTV.com From Playing Videos

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Music video network Vevo has pulled its content from MTV.com after the two companies failed to reach an agreement.

Vevo, which is partly owned by Universal Music Group, has stopped the channel from showing videos from many popular artists such as Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber on their website.

This could be a huge blow to not only Universal artists, but to MTV as well.

A Universal spokesman blames MTV, stating:

"[MTV] has been unwilling to negotiate a fair syndication deal with Vevo to carry our artists' videos and consequently our videos will not be shown on their online properties."

Meanwhile, MTV is disappointed with Universal's decision to remove their content, which brings in huge ad revenues. In their statement, they said the following:

"During our recent discussions with Vevo we were unable to reach a fair and equitable agreement for rights to stream UMG artists' music video content. As a result, UMG has elected to pull their music videos from our Web sites."


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27 comments to “Vevo Stops MTV.com From Playing Videos”

  1. 1

    well, here's a concept for MTV: How about playing the music videos on your actual network…..

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  3. antom says – reply to this


    well i thing music is universal and mtv is one of my favorite page to find music. so they shold play musi everywere. cuzz music bizz sucks in this days…………………….but anyway i love xtina 4ever i love bionic, i love burlesque i cant wait to see the movie , icant wait to see her live in concert next year……..she is the best singer of this generation. . . and i love her sice 1999.

  4. 4

    Re: YoungTaurus


  5. 5

    MTV jumped the shark long ago. I wasn't aware they even played videos with all the other stupid crap they show.

  6. 6

    another victory for youtube.

  7. 7

    Karma MTV. MTV stopped being about music and music videos a long time ago. The Real World signaled the death of MTV and the onslaught of reality TV instead of music. I hope Universal DOES start its own TV channel. They have a HOST of artists I would love to see–the BACKSTREET BOYS are one!!!!!

  8. 8

    mtv plays music still?

  9. 9

    Screw MTV! They started it all and quickly betrayed us! They should change the name of their network. They are truly the A-hole of television.

  10. byho says – reply to this


    this is what happened when Mtv stop playing music ..and becomes trash tv..

  11. 11

    Well maybe instead of adding all those ridiculous reality shows on their channel, they should get back to being MUSIC TV and play more music videos.

  12. 12

    Gaga and Justina Bieber ? AWESOME !!!

  13. JSTA says – reply to this


    so is MTV dead?

  14. 14

    Well it's not like they showed music videos as much.

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  16. 16

    Yeesh. lol

  17. 17

    So we have MusicTV which can't play videos, and VEVO who wont allow viewers outside of the US watch THEIR videos. Maybe we will have to LISTEN to music to decide if we like it and not get caught up in pretty pictures……this will be an interesting experiment. Good Music may actually stand a chance!

  18. 18

    Unless you stay up all night and can watch tv from 3am until 9am- you are not going to see a video anyway….I didn't know that MTV even showed videos anymore- fuck- even MTV2 doesn't show videos! FUSE ROCKS!!

  19. 19

    Vevo can go fuck themselves. They're nothing but racist assholes who won't let me watch half their videos cause I'm in Australia :(
    "This content is not available in your country"- Fuck you Vevo, you racist piece of crap.

  20. 20

    Haha! Sucks to be part of the MTV staff. That channel never ceases to suck donkey balls. Lets hope VEVO plays just the music videos and NOT the reality shit MTV puts on the air. Otherwise, there's no point in artists making music videos altogether.

  21. 21

    It's not a coincidence that some of the biggest selling artists, such as Madonna & Michael Jackson, came from the 80s. MTV helped launch their careers. Although the internet is largely due to declining music sales, one can say sales also started declining ever since MTV went reality TV (or Empty V). When's the last time MTV backed up any music artist? Anyone who's old enough to remember the glory days of MTV can remember how the network had such a huge influence on pop music and pop culture. Now all they're responsible for is the influx of vacuous reality TV "celebrities" whose only talent is being able to walk around with a camera following them everywhere.

  22. 22

    MTV doesn't show video's on their channel anymore, which is why I never turn to it anymore.

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  24. 24

    Vevo absolutely sucks! They edit all of their music.

  25. 25

    I'm pretty sure MTV stopped giving a shit about music about 10 years ago.

  26. 26

    Wait…they play videos on MTV????? Novel.

  27. 27

    where the fuck did VEVO come from anyway?!