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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”, ...

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.

Where are Millennials Watching Video Content? Not on TV. [REPORT]

Where are Millennials Watching Video Content? Not on TV. [REPORT]

If Millennials are watching TV content, but not on TVs, then where are they watching TV content? Plus, how does one market to Millennials if TV is not where they are watching video? TiVo's latest survey results shed some light on all of this and more. We also give some logical tips on where you might want to market to Millennials.

Google's New Music Video Search Results Won't Please All In The Industry

Googles New Music Video Search Results Wont Please All In The Industry

Search on Google for a music video, song lyric, artist or band and the chances are you will see a new type of search result. Player sized thumbnails are being returned for the top music queries, which is handy for the user, but is it all skewed in favor of YouTube?

The Best Sites for FREE, Royalty-Free Music for Your Videos [Creators Tip #127]

The Best Sites for FREE, Royalty Free Music for Your Videos [Creators Tip #127]

Adding music to your video can really enhance the content, but if you're on a budget, where can you find free royalty free tracks to use? We show you some of the best resources for royalty free music, including tracks that you can use for your commercial videos.

Q&A: DJ Earworm on Music, Mash-ups and YouTube Rewind 2013

Q&A: DJ Earworm on Music, Mash ups and YouTube Rewind 2013

DJ Earworm is YouTube's most successful mash-up DJ and the site chose him to create the soundtrack for YouTube Rewind 2013. He talks to ReelSEO about music, mash-ups, the ContentID system and why he'll be happy if he never hears 'Blurred Lines' ever again.

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