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YouTube Challenger Vessel Launches With Better Pay For Creators

(Hypebot) – YouTube is so popular that it was bound to attract competitors; and just-launched Vessel may have found the Google owned video giant's achilles heal – low payouts to creators. Along with details, here's how to check out Vessel for one year completely free. But you need to act fast.

Vessel, the new online video destination founded by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, has left beta after a three month trial.

Vessel offers users willing to pay $2.99 a month exclusive access for 30 days to content from some of YouTube's top creators. Universal, Warner and Sony have also signed on to feed Vessel with exclusive windowed music content; and Vevo will offer curated content to Vessel's free tier.

In return, Vessel promises to share a large portion of that $2.99 with creators. The result, it promises, is more money than YouTube; with the potential of Google's broad reach after the one month exclusive window.

One Year Free

It's an important experiment that, along with services like Patreon, could net much needed revenue streams for musicians and other creators. That alone makes Vessel worth watching; and thanks to a free 72 hour launch offer.