Vadio Raises $2 Million to Distribute VEVO Content and Video Ads…

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Vadio is a distribution platform for music videos and video ads.  Their technology detects when a song is playing, and then serves the corresponding video to the user.  The company says they bring new revenue streams to streaming platforms and radio station websites.

Vadio has just raised $2 million in a seed funding round.

The money came from former NBC Enterprises President Ed Wilson, former Vivendi USA CEO Robin Richards, Lollapalooza Co-Founder and William Morris Partner Marc Geiger, US Venture Partners’ Irwin Federman, Mucker Capital, and startup accelerator Amplify.LA.

Vadio has also launched their partnership with VEVO, which was originally announced in June.

Radio stations and streaming platforms will be able to display VEVO’s videos, live concerts, and original programming.

The first companies to make use of this are Nova Entertainment, Virgin Radio, and European Media Group.

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The deal closely follows news that VEVO is basically a financial dogpile, with investors getting sick of bringing the plastic bag on this walk.  Now, the remains are getting more complicated: if a VEVO video shows up on Virgin Radio, it has traveled from the label, to VEVO, to Vadio, to Virgin Radio.  Which are a lot of hands are dipping into this pocket for lint.


Nina Ulloa covers breaking news, tech, and more. Follow her on Twitter: @nine_u

2 Responses

  1. hippydog

    so if i got this straight..

    Its an app (or tech) that a user installs,
    that detects what music is playing (from spotify etc)
    and then takes over and plays the music video..
    (and ads)


    Wouldnt it make more sense to just start up a service that acts like spotify but plays videos??

    I can not believe they were able to raise 2 million.. just blows my mind..