Meebo, Universal Music Strike A Chord
November 25, 2008 at 9:19 AM (PT)
Web-based chat company MEEBO has partnered with UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP to bring ad-supported music videos to the service, reports CNET. As a kickoff, UNIVERSAL artists KANYE WEST, LUDACRIS and THE KILLERS will be featured on the MEEBO home page. In return, MEEBO chat rooms will be embedded on UNIVERSAL artists' sites.
Earlier this year, the label struck a music video deal with LAST.FM, a music-focused social network owned by CBS INTERACTIVE and KIWIBOX, a community site for teens. Like the major other labels, it has a stake in MYSPACE MUSIC.
UNIVERSAL is also reported to be working on a "HULU-like" site for its music video content. There's no word if that's still on the books, now that music video portal MTV MUSIC has launched.