More from Dive Into Media: Vevo, Spotify & Neil Young

 

Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff, made the first public statements regarding the video site’s profitability at the digital media conference this week, putting it plainly, “We are making money, yes,” with a reported $150 million in revenue last year. In terms of the future, Caraeff predicted that the joint-venture, which includes Sony Music, Universal Music and EMI, could be a billion dollar business in a “short period of time”… Meanwhile, Edgar Bronfman Jr. lauded Spotify as being artist-friendly and not detrimental to download sales, during his interview, and called Google Music an oxymoron, explaining that there’s no “beef” between Warner Music and Google, but they need to decide if they want to be a content platform… And Neil Young addressed a number of topics including audio quality, record labels, piracy and how he and the late Steve Jobs has discussed how to reconcile the current issues facing the digital music era by combining all three.