MUMBAI: Soon after Eros International launched the first official Bollywood channel on GoogleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s video sharing website YouTube, comes the news that Tips Music too has launched its official channel on the website.
However, Tips Music doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have any revenue sharing deal with YouTube, whereas ErosÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ will be monetizing its content via a share of advertising revenues generated by the website.
Tips, on the other hand, will be using the medium to promote its new and upcoming film trailers, songs and music videos, which can be accessed at www.youtube.com/tipsmusic. The Tips movies that are slated to release this year are Naqab and Race. While Naqab stars Bobby Deol, Akshaye Khanna and new find Urvashi Sharma; Race stars Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Anil Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif and Sameera Reddy.
Currently 10 videos have been made available including the theatrical trailer of the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s production Naqaab and songs of Atif Aslam’s album Doorie, which was launched under the label of Tips. Interestingly, songs from the album Doorie are already available for free viewing on youtube.com.
“We are presently working on digitizing our content and within a month’s time all the content from Tips’ repertoire including songs, promos should be made available,” informs Tips Industries managing director Ramesh Taurani.
When queried on TipsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ development coming within a couple of days of Eros announcing their channel on YouTube, Taurani clarifies saying, Ã¢â‚¬Å“We have been panning this since quite sometime now. It is a mere coincidence that things have fallen in place now.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Tips Music also has its official website www.tipsmusicfilms.com. When quizzed as to why the content is not being made available on the same, he says, Ã¢â‚¬Å“YouTube is a bigger and better platform. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s more famous compared to our website and can help us reach out to millions of people.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The site will be updated on a daily basis and plans are to launch videos simultaneously on the net and television. The YouTube platform will be used purely for promotion and there are no plans to launch Tips’ full length feature films for free viewing.
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