Tech Briefs: ‘Certified’ Scores for Music Choice

Aug 21, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Video-on-demand music service Music Choice said that VOD users ordered its new show “Certified” 730,000 times from its July 1 debut through Aug. 6. That makes the new monthly music show, in which fans vote on a favorite artist, the most downloaded music show premiere for the popular Music Choice service. In the first two days alone, the show garnered 125,000 orders, far exceeding other Music Choice debuts. For instance, when the network premiered “Fresh Crops” late last year, it generated 235,000 orders in one month. Cingular is the exclusive sponsor of “Certified.”

YouTube, MySpace Skyrocket in July

Internet audience measurement firm comScore Media Metrix said Tuesday that online video-sharing site YouTube broke into comScore’s top 50 ranking of Web sites for the first time in July.

ComScore said YouTube counted 16 million visitors in July, up 20 percent from June. That placed YouTube at No. 40 in ComScore’s top 50. ComScore also said MySpace Videos’s traffic doubled in one month to 20 million unique visitors.

According to Nielsen//NetRatings, YouTube finished July with 30.5 million unique visitors, up from 19.6 million in June. Meanwhile, MySpace clocked in at 18.1 million uniques, an increase from 11.1 million in June, Nielsen said.