Universal Music Group enters Kilar’s Vessel



Leading global music company Universal Music Group (UMG) is to premiere select videos on former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar’s new premium online video venture Vessel.

Lucian Grainge, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group, and Jason Kilar, CEO and co-founder of Vessel, made the announcement in Dana Point, California, at the Code/Media conference hosted by Re/Code.

“We are excited to work with Lucian and everyone at Universal. Their team has a real gift for finding talented new voices and helping them reach a wider audience through new platforms like Vessel,” comments Kilar. “It’s no secret that consumers love music videos. We look forward to giving Universal artists an amazing new home on Vessel.”

The specific artist videos from UMG’s labels that will be featured on Vessel’s paid tier will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Online music video service Vevo’s Nic Jones will be delivering a keynote at this year’s TV Connect (28 – 30 April 2015 ExCel, London). Click here for booking and more info.

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