Vevo's Lift Series presents: SAM SMITH -'Stay With Me' (Acoustic)


Vevo releases the last piece of exclusive video from its SAM SMITH LIFT content series

Watch an exclusive stripped performance of new single of ‘Stay With Me’

Vevo UK LIFT artist Sam Smith performs ‘Stay With Me’ an exclusive stripped back acoustic performance of a track from his highly-anticipated debut album 'In The Lonely Hour'.

Watch it here:

 Watch other key pieces of the series below which include  ‘Becoming: Sam Smith’,  ‘The Lonely Mind’ and ‘Make It To Me’

Sam Smith is the second Vevo LIFT artist of 2014 and so far has released 7 pieces of exclusive content via the Vevo LIFT series which can be found on his channel:

Watch the highlights from the campaign which include ‘Becoming: Sam Smith’, ‘The Lonely Mind’ and ‘Make It To Me’ (featuring Howard from Disclosure). All three are available on the links below.

‘Becoming: Sam Smith’:

‘The Lonely Mind’: 

Make It to Me’ (featuring Howard from Disclosure):

LIFT is Vevo’s flagship original programming strand which shines a light on carefully selected up-and- coming new artists to boost their careers by reaching new fans and audiences via high quality music programming that transmits across all Vevo properties including and Vevo apps. Through LIFT, Vevo gives viewers access to unique music experiences bringing them closer to the artists they love.    

Over the course of eight weeks and ten exclusive original videos, including stunning acoustic performances and video diaries, Sam invites viewers to step into his musical world, as he says in ‘Becoming’: “I am what you see. I want as many people to hear my music and what I’m saying, it’s very simple”.


Notes to Editors

About Vevo

Vevo is the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform with over 5 billion monthly views globally. VEVO brings a library of 75,000 HD music videos, exclusive original programming and live concert performances to everyone on the planet who loves music both on-demand through, the mobile web, apps for mobile/tablets and connected TVs, and on Vevo TV, an always-on broadcast-style linear music channel built by expert human programmers. Additionally, Vevo syndicates its catalogue to dozens of sites across the web giving music fans the option to view their favorite programming anywhere, anytime. It is Vevo’s massive scale and reach that has attracted more than 900 brand marketers around the globe since its launch in 2009.

LIFT is the cornerstone of Vevo’s emerging artist promotion program. In 2013, the five LIFT cycles with Bastille, Lorde, Iggy Azalea, John Newman, and Nina Nesbitt delivered 180 million combined views.

All five saw an explosion in their video view count and online fan base:


8.1m total video views

68% Facebook ‘like’ growth

109% Twitter follower growth

Iggy Azalea

15.7M total video views

24.5K FB share increase

56% FB like increase (90K ‘likes’ added)

51% Twitter follower growth

76K subscriber growth

John Newman

37.3MM total video views

82.4K Facebook share increase on featured videos

151% Facebook “like” growth

77% Twitter follower growth

163% Instagram follower growth

92k subscriber growth


97.5MM total video views

160K Facebook share increase on featured videos

178% Facebook ‘like’ growth

132% Twitter follower growth

124% Instagram follower growth

651K subscriber growth

Nina Nesbitt

9MM total video views

7.5K Facebook share increase on featured videos

24% Facebook’“like’ growth

19% Twitter follower growth

47K subscriber growth

Vevo LIFT also helped Jessie J, Tinie Tempah and One Direction kick off their careers in the US, as the artists were collectively watched hundreds of millions of times on Vevo.

Tom Connaughton, VP International Content & Programming, UK & International for Vevo is available for comment.

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May 8, 2014 7:26am ET by WMA (London)   Comments (0)

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