For that reason, YouTube is a big target for new and existing music services alike. Every entrepreneur wants a piece of those total eyeballs. The problem is that many focus on the wrong part of the equation in an effort to get a competitive edge.
Vessel is a new video network started by two former Hulu executives and backed by Amazon's Jeff Bezos to the reported tune of $75 million. The service hopes to lure users away from YouTube (especially millennials) by giving its subscribers exclusive access to videos not found anywhere else online for a window of up to 72 hours in return for a monthly fee of $3.
The company seems to be basing its success on a strategy of attracting high quality creators by offering them a better deal than they're currently getting anywhere else. This includes 60% of the subscription fee and up to 70% of the advertising revenue for a video that's released on Vessel before another service.
According to the Wall Street Journal, this means that the revenue could go as high as $50 per 1,000 views, a figure that soars past the $6 per 1,000 paid by Vevo and $2 per 1,000 paid by YouTube.
The generous terms has lead to partnerships with Warner Music Group, A&E Networks and YouTube multichannel networks Machinma and Tastemade, according to a New York Times article. Read more on Forbes.
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