Vevo rival AdRev paid out $14.8m to music rights-holders in 2014

YouTube upload and analytics service AdRev tripled its royalty payouts to music rights-holders in 2014 to US $14.8m, according to new stats.

AdRev operates a YouTube music monetisation service for artists and labels, as well as a micro synchronization-licensing platform and multi-channel network.

It currently represents over 7 million music copyrights across 30 million YouTube videos, attracting 4.6 billion views a month. That’s just under half what Vevo pulls in, but growing rapidly – as the below infographic demonstrates.

Basic maths, of course, tells us that AdRev paid out $2 per video/copyright last year.

AdRev’s President is the former boss of digital distribution specialist CD Baby, Brian Felsen.


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