Vevo, the highly anticipated music video site, now has a launch date. It’s set to go live on the evening of Dec. 8, the site said a few minutes ago via Twitter. The announcement comes a day after Hulu said it too would make a foray into the music video space, with a deal to put up some music videos from EMI on its site. Vevo, a joint venture between some of the big labels and YouTube, will feature music videos from Sony (NYSE: SNE) and Universal on its own site and also on a new Vevo channel on YouTube. It’s already landed at least one launch sponsor: AT&T (NYSE: T). When the site was initially announced back in April, the companies said it would launch later this year, so this means it’s apparently on schedule.
Staci adds: Here’s the e-mail that just arrived from Team Vevo (five exclamation points, one emoticon):
Dear member of the VEVO VIP pre-launch mailing list (Note: that would be anyone who signed up at Vevo.com for updates),
We are excited to tell you that VEVO will launch the evening of Tuesday, December 8!!
We’ve been working night and day for months to bring you the best music video and entertainment experience we can dream up, and in just about 3 weeks you can see it online for yourself!
The VEVO service at VEVO.com and at YouTube.com will go live in coordination with our launch event in New York on December 8th. We’ll be sure to let you know as soon as it’s up and running so you can start having some fun :)