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Using Copyrighted Music in Videos: When is it Legal? Copyright music video digital 360x240

Using Copyrighted Music in Videos: When is it Legal?

Copyright law can be a minefield to navigate, and many thousands of creators may not even be aware that they are in breach of the law by using copyrighted music in their videos. We take a look at the issues surrounding copyright, and how video creators can stay legal.
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What 300 Hours of Video Uploaded to YouTube Every Minute Means for Advertisers

300+ hours of video are being uploaded to YouTube every minute. That's 18,000 hours of video uploaded every hour, or, 18,000 days of video uploaded every day. So what does that amount of content mean for advertisers who are bidding against it, and for creators who want to benefit from monetization?
Facebook Video Views and Posts: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics youtube facebook statistics 360x240

Facebook Video Views and Posts: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

It's been 18 months since YouTube released any concrete statistics about views or uploads. In the meantime, we are being bombarded with data about video consumption on Facebook and how the site is out-performing YouTube when it comes to video views. But should we put our faith in every statistic we read?
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BuzzFeed Video Shares Its Formula for Video Content Marketing

If you are in the business of content marketing, or are active on social media, then you'll be familiar with BuzzFeed, arguably the site with the most shareable content on the web. Jonathan Perelman, BuzzFeed’s GM of Video & VP of Agency Strategy, gave attendees at the 2014 ReelSummit a glimpse into the video marketing strategy the brand employs. particularly how BuzzFeed views and categorizes consumable vs. shareable content.
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AOL Video Gets Two Emmy Nominations for Original Content

The Emmy Awards are embracing and acknowledging original online content, and AOL Video is being rewarded for two of its shows, 'The Future Starts Here', and 'Park Bench with Steve Buscemi' with two nominations for the 2014 Emmys.
U.S. Viewers Spend 23 Minutes a Day Watching Online Video [Report] online video consumption 2014 IAB 284x240

U.S. Viewers Spend 23 Minutes a Day Watching Online Video [Report]

As NewFronts 2014 comes to an end, new research asserts that original digital video content consumption for adults in the U.S. increased by 15% compared to last year. Around 52 million adults now tune into original video content each month, with the ability to choose their own schedule being a major driver for many viewers.
Digital Transformation: What Has it Got to Do With Online Video? digital transformation 360x240

Digital Transformation: What Has it Got to Do With Online Video?

Is YouTube the world’s second largest search engine or the world's second largest social media site? And what is Digital Transformation anyway? These, and other questions, will be addressed at the ÜberTube Brand Summit this week.
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Endemol Beyond Opens its Doors to Video Content Partners

Since its launch in November 2013, Endemol Beyond USA has already signed up big name creative talent like Courtney Love, Pitbull and MattyB. Now, the Premium Content Network is opening its door to content creators who want to join up and become part of the talent.
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Xbox Live Gets Original Content, GoPro Channel, Direct Uploads

It's been a busy day for Xbox announcements with the news that Microsoft is not only ramping up production on a number of original series, but it has partnered with UK’s Channel 4, GoPro and even has a new upload feature as part of its latest YouTube app.
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Exploring the New World of YouTube with Generation C

YouTube has altered the map of content, and social media marketing, and influencers, like Generation C, are right at the center of discovering new videos and sharing them with others. Marketers and brands need to understand the new model to be successful.
Myspace: Premium Video Content is Everything to Us [Interview] myspace video 360x240

Myspace: "Premium Video Content is Everything to Us" [Interview]

Myspace once dominated the social and video landscape, before both YouTube and Facebook grew big enough to steal its crown. Following a relaunch last year, the site is aiming to win back subscribers by providing premium video content - original and user-generated.
Ad Viewing on Long Form Video Grew 86% in 2013 [Report] video ad longform 343x240

Ad Viewing on Long-Form Video Grew 86% in 2013 [Report]

FreeWheel brings a close to 2013 with its Q4 2013 Video Monetization report that shows online video is starting to look more and more like TV, long-form ad monetization is growing and mobile devices are continuing to make an impact on how we watch content.
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House of Cards is Back and Here's Why You Should Give a Damn

Never mind Valentine's Day, fans of Frank Underwood have been waiting months for the return of 'House of Cards', the Emmy-award winning Netflix series. It's back tomorrow, and even if you don't intend to watch it, you should know why it's such a trailblazer.
Computer based Video Consumption Climbed 157% in Past Five Years computer video consumption 360x240

Computer-based Video Consumption Climbed 157% in Past Five Years

Five years on, computer-based video consumption is going big time. We all knew it would. Nielsen provides some nice insight into not only who is watching it but also on what device and a bit of what kind of content they're watching. So jump on and enjoy the ride.
Netflix Says $3B Burning Hole in Pocket, Wants to Buy Content 3bill netflix 360x240

Netflix Says $3B Burning Hole in Pocket, Wants to Buy Content

Sure, HBO hit $4.9B last year, but Netflix hit $4.3B, and has been around for half of HBO's lifetime. This year Netflix is set to drop $3B on content, but that's only the tip of the licensing iceberg. So do they have an exit strategy to the highly costly and addictive content licensing game? I think so...