New York – Universal Music Group, which recently pulled its
music videos from websites owned by Viacom’s (NYSE: VIA) MTV.com after the two sides failed
to reach a new licensing deal, has restored its music videos to MTV.com for
user voting in the run-up to the Video Music Awards next month, AdAge reports.
did grant us digital rights," MTV Networks senior vice president Jeannie
Kedas told AdAge.
"[I] think they recognize the value of MTV’s VMA’s for
their artists." Online voting for the VMA’s ends on Aug. 24.
Universal Music removed its music videos from MTV-owned sites earlier this month; both sides said at the time that they were not able to reach an equitable agreement on new licensing terms.
(DMW previous coverage)