It’s a tall order, but Vevo is predicted to be “the” leading music video service in the world from day one. Although not expected to launch until later in the year, it has attracted priority attention from nearly everyone connected to the music industry.
For the time being, of course, Vevo isn’t dishing out any details. The service has its own Twitter feed, but news on the launch is hard to come by.
The Christian Science Monitor reported that Vevo was founded by Universal Music Group, and that it will run on technology provided by YouTube. In June, Sony Music Entertainment joined the project, bolstering the amount of music video content that Vevo will make available; Warner and EMI are said to be interested
And they are hiring. Vevo President Rio Caraeff said that there were plenty of Vevo jobs available. In an interview with Yahoo, he said:
“We’re looking to hire roughly 35 at the moment, with more jobs added once the launch happens. We’re looking for people across just about every level and discipline. From ad sales, engineering and accounting to music programming, there are a number of positions that we’re looking to fill in next six months or so.”
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