From Gio at E1 Music:
eOne teams up with VEVO; Slim Thug video premieres today!
For Immediate Release
ENTERTAINMENT ONE TEAMS UP WITH LEADING ENTERTAINMENT SERVICE VEVO
DEAL KICKS OFF WITH WORLD PREMIERE OF SLIM THUG’S NEW VIDEO “SO HIGH” (FEATURING B.o.B) TO PREMIERE TODAY THROUGH OCTOBER 24, 2010
(Port Washington) -- Entertainment One Distribution announced today that its frontline music videos are coming to VEVO, the leading premium music video and entertainment service. Through VEVO, Entertainment One will distribute and provide music fans with professionally-created, high-quality video.
As a result of the partnership between the companies, music fans will be able to view videos from the Entertainment One’s own eOne Music label, plus its diverse roster of distributed labels. Entertainment One’s video catalog spans all genres including Hip Hop, R&B, Rock, Metal, Country, Jazz, Christian and Alternative.
VEVO will world premiere the new video by Houston rap legend Slim Thug beginning on today, October 22, 2010, through October 24, 2010. The new video, "So High” (Directed by Parris) is a remarkable collaboration by Slim Thug with the red-hot hip hop superstar B.o.B, whose own music videos have generated hundreds of millions of online views. To view the video, go to: http://bit.ly/d43cCs .
Slim Thug’s new studio album, “Tha Thug Show,” will be released on eOne Music on November 30, 2010. The new album is the follow-up to his previous eOne Music, Top 15 Billboard debuting album, “Boss Of All Bosses.”
VEVO soon thereafter will add new videos from Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, Jim Jones, Faith Evans, Donell Jones, Trust Company, The Floacist and more.
"Entertainment One is dedicated to developing new outlets and opportunities in for our artists and labels," said Bill Crowley, Entertainment One Distribution’s VP Digital & Mobile. "We are pleased to be working with VEVO to expand our artists’ exposure to reach one of the most viewed entertainment websites on the web."
Rio Caraeff, President and CEO, VEVO, adds: “We’re thrilled to welcome Entertainment One Distribution and their roster of labels and artists to the VEVO platform. These labels add even more independent music programming to VEVO, offering our fans even more choice than ever before.”
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, kids programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 20,000 film and television titles, 2,400 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
VEVO is the leading premium music video and entertainment service with over one billion worldwide streams and nearly 60 million unique visitors in the U.S. and Canada each month. VEVO's programming is made available across the VEVO platform, which includes VEVO.com (the service’s marquee destination site), VEVO Mobile, VEVO on Google TV, VEVO on YouTube, and a VEVO-branded embedded player. The service also serves as a syndication platform for additional internet destination sites, including AOL, CBS Interactive Music Group including sites like Last.FM and Univision, expanding the reach of the VEVO platform across the worldwide Web.
VEVO was created in partnership by Universal Music Group (UMG), Sony Music Entertainment (SME) and the Abu Dhabi Media Company. It is operated independently by a dedicated management team with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit and San Francisco.
Explore VEVO at http://vevo.com. Journalists/Bloggers can stay updated on VEVO news at http://twitter.com/VEVO_Media .
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