Miley Cyrus And Vevo Take A Wrecking Ball To Mtv
Elton John says Miley Cyrus is a “car crash” waiting to happen (WENN) The controversy didn’t stop there as Miley caused yet another storm with the music video for her new single ‘Wrecking Ball’ which sees the youngster bare all while completely naked and also licking a sledgehammer. One of the many people who aren’t too impressed with Miley’s racy antics is ‘Candle In The Wind’ hitmaker Elton, who believes the 20-year-old will eventually crash and burn out. I look at Miley Cyrus and I see a meltdown waiting to happen, Elton told The Australian. And she’s so young! But she’s got two records in the top 20, so who is going to stop her? Maybe it’s a British thing, but I can spot a car crash before it happens. Elton, 66, who has more than five decades experience in the business, reveals he can sense when an artist will hit a brick wall in their career, citing Michael Jackson as a prime example of a musician becoming a victim of the industry. Miley, 20, has caused plenty of outrage recently (WENN) I was in my dressing room in Las Vegas when they announced that Michael Jackson was playing 50 dates at the O2. I turned to my agent and said: ‘He won’t do a single one of those, Elton explained. I could tell you he was going to die. He’d been doing drugs for so long, he’d been a mess for so long and I’ve known Michael since he was 12 or 13 that it was never going to happen.” Everyone was saying it was going to be great and I was saying, ‘Hello? Are you looking at the real thing here?’ he added. Miley Cyrus Strips Off For Shocking Magazine Cover – The Former Disney Star’s Transformation Over The Years
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And while Cyrus was gleefully singing and swinging into the hearts of fans, Vevo, a private company based in New York, was reveling in something else: the continued demolition of its competitors. These days, Vevo dominates the world of online music videos to a degree that is surprising considering the pedigree and head start of its rivals. In August, Vevo racked up 49.3 million unique visitors and 609 million video views, according to ComScore , crushing its nearest challengers, MTV ( VIA ) Music Group (35.2 million unique visitors; 261 million video views), Yahoo! ( YHOO ) Music (3.7 million unique visitors; 7.5 million video views), and AOL ( AOL ) Music (3.0 million unique visitors; 8.1 million video views). How did a relative newcomer like Vevo get so far ahead? The company, which was founded in 2009, was launched with the backing of Universal Music and Sony ( SNE ) Music Entertainment. That means Vevo gets first dibs on the music videos of two of the three-largest record labels. (Vevo also had the online music video rights for the fourth-largest record company, EMI, until the giant was broken up last year.) Those relationships have given the company outsize clout, because any website that wants to legally distribute music videos from Universal and Sonys hefty roster of artists must first strike a deal with Vevo. Since the companys debut, Vevo executives have signed multiple agreements, distributing its music videos far and wide across the Internet. But its primary distribution point has long been its thriving channel on Google ( GOOG )s YouTube. Earlier this summer, Vevo and Google extended the mutually beneficial relationship. In July, Google invested $45 million for a 7 percent stake in the company, keeping Vevo comfortably ensconced in the all-important YouTube ecosystem for years to come. Its an increasingly lucrative position to occupy thanks to the ongoing boom in digital video advertising.
Cyrus was spotted in Paris sporting a new, darker hair color. By Chiderah Monde / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, September 15, 2013, 11:26 AM Getty Images Miley Cyrus has apparently severed social media ties with her beau of over three years Liam Hemsworth. The end has come. Miley Cyrus has stopped following her fiance, “Hunger Games” heartthrob Liam Hemsworth , on Twitter. On the heels of a report that Hemsworth, 23, had been back in contact with “Mad Men” actress January Jones (a report that the actor’s rep slammed as completely false), Cyrus has apparently severed social media ties to her boyfriend of three years. Rumors that the “We Can’t Stop” singer, 20, and her beau are on the outs were heightened after Cyrus’ risque Video Music Awards performance. Gregg DeGuire/WireImage The couple of three years are reportedly on the outs. After Cyrus VMAs performance Hemsworth was said to be looking for a clean break. Hemsworth was reportedly “mortified,” and has been “trying to break free” from his lady love since the on stage debacle according to an Us Weekly magazine source. PHOTOS: MILEY CYRUS’ MOST ATTENTION-SEEKING MOMENTS “He was not pleased. He was embarrassed by all the attention on her,” the insider said. “Liam and Miley haven’t officially split, but it’s over. It’s just that neither wants to pull the trigger.” Chris Pizzello/AP Cyrus was spotted in France with brunette hair, a darker look she sported for a while before chopping it all off and going platinum blond last year. RELATED: LIAM HEMSWORTH, MILEY CYRUS ON THE ROCKS AFTER ‘MORTIFYING’ VMAS PERFORMANCE: REPORT Perhaps in honor of her looming independence, Cyrus was recently spotted in Paris sporting a back-to-brunette new do. The singer had brunette hair in her days as tween favorite “Hannah Montana,” but with the ushering in of a new era of Miley Cyrus last fall, she went platinum blond and chopped off the long locks.