Internet killed the music video star, but then the music video star “killed” the Internet.

In other words, MTV has apparently made a successful transition to the web and has recently become the number one website for viewing music-related content, bumping YouTube’s Vevo from the top position.

According to data just released from comScore, MTV had more than 53 million unique visitors last month, while Vevo’s uniques totaled 49 million. The third-place site, MySpace Music, wasn’t even close to competing with just 26 million uniques in August.

This news comes just one month after Universal Music Group and Vevo both pulled their music video content from MTV over licensing disputes. Apparently, failing to reach agreements with these entities hasn’t harmed the site’s traffic at all.


Originally posted 2010-09-13 13:17:39.