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A music video or song video is a short film integrating a song and imagery, produced for promotional or artistic purposes. Modern music videos are primarily made and used as a marketing device intended to promote the sale of music recordings. Although the origins of music videos date back much further, they came into prominence in the 1980s, when MTV based their format around the medium. Prior to the 1980s, these works were described by various terms including “illustrated song”, ...

Social Video Lessons Every Marketer Should Learn from the World Cup

Social Video Lessons Every Marketer Should Learn from the World Cup

The World Cup was arguably the biggest marketing event of all time. But which brands triumphed? What kind of content attracted the most shares? Were there any themes? And what were the sharing patterns? We take a look at some of the social video lessons that every marketer can learn from the tournament.

5 Viral Video Tips We Can Learn From OK GO

5 Viral Video Tips We Can Learn From OK GO

OK Go’s music videos on YouTube have been watched more than 218 million times. Several of their videos have upwards of 20 million views, making them the masters of viral music videos. Here are 5 tips to be learned from OK Go, the superstars of music video innovation.

YouTube to Block Artists Who Don’t Sign Up to New Music Service

YouTube to Block Artists Who Dont Sign Up to New Music Service

YouTube will drop music content from indie artists who haven’t signed up to the site’s new premium music-streaming service. And we’re not talking obscure little bands here, but global megastar acts like as Adele, Radiohead, and Jack White – musicians for whom YouTube has been a major promotional tool.

YouTube UK Offers Insight into its Users’ Behaviour [Infographic]

YouTube UK Offers Insight into its Users Behaviour [Infographic]

Google UK wanted to show that UK YouTube users weren’t an anti-social lot with no friends and no interactions online, but were actually pretty active and engaged. So, they teamed up with Ipsos and produced a nifty little infographic that gives the world some insight into British Internet habits.

YouTube More Of a Threat To Music Publishers Revenue Than Thought

YouTube More Of a Threat To Music Publishers Revenue Than Thought

The music industry has often cited piracy and illegal downloading as the main reason for the decline in revenues over the past decade, A recent report on the effect of sales of Warner Brother’s artists during a YouTube blackout, suggests that YouTube may have played a more significant role in loss of earnings than previously thought.

Music To YouTube’s Ears: Video Site Beats Spotify for Listeners

Music To YouTubes Ears: Video Site Beats Spotify for Listeners

Did you know that over a third of Americans age 12+ used YouTube to watch music videos or listen to music in the last week. That’s more than tune in to Spotify, Pandora, ITunes, music television, iHeartRadio or Facebook. The figure is even higher for 12-24 year olds.

Music Labels Make More Money From Mashups Than Official Videos

Music Labels Make More Money From Mashups Than Official Videos

User-generated mashups and other types of unofficial music video content are making the global music publishing industry a ton of money. Record labels are making more from ad revenue from mashups, lip-syncs and fan tributes than they are from their own official music videos.

Twitter: Video and Photos Get the Most Retweets

Twitter: Video and Photos Get the Most Retweets

Sharing a video on Twitter in hopes of getting massive retweets? You might be in for a shock as Twitter just unveiled some research that shows which industries get the most retweets out of video shares as well as some other factors. So is your next tweet going to trigger an avalanche of retweets? Maybe, if you follow the research results.

Myspace: “Premium Video Content is Everything to Us” [Interview]

Myspace: Premium Video Content is Everything to Us [Interview]

Myspace once dominated the social and video landscape, before both YouTube and Facebook grew big enough to steal its crown. Following a relaunch last year, the site is aiming to win back subscribers by providing premium video content – original and user-generated.

Soundtracking Your Video in 4 Easy Steps

Soundtracking Your Video in 4 Easy Steps

Finding the right background music for a video often feels a lot like guesswork, and yet locating that perfect track can turn a decent video into a captivating one. After creating hundreds of videos to market our own business, we’ve developed a loose process to help guide our efforts.

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