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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”, ...

VideoLAN’s VLC Player App To Show Up On iPad? It Depends On Apple’s Approval

VideoLAN’s VLC Player App To Show Up On iPad? It Depends On Apple’s Approval

VideoLan (makers of the popular VLC media player) has been ported by Applidium and the the makers of the software are pleased. It's been submitted to Apple, but the question remains, will they [Apple] allow a video player that's not directly tied to their software, shopping …

Sony Returns To Digital Distribution for Music, Video Next?

Sony Returns To Digital Distribution for Music, Video Next?

Sony, who have proven themselves incapable of properly delivering content to the masses on several occasions but finally hit it head on with the PlayStation Network (PSN), is going to give it another go. Anyone remember their Connect service? My point exactly.

Google TV vs. Apple TV – A Side-By-Side Comparison – What’s What?

Google TV vs. Apple TV – A Side By Side Comparison – What’s What?

Mark thought it would be cool to have a resource article about Google TV. I thought it would be cool to have one about the Apple TV (no, not really). So we compromised (or rather, I snuck off and wrote this instead). Instead of just limiting …

Google Makes A Push for Pay-Per-View Movie Streaming Service

Google Makes A Push for Pay Per View Movie Streaming Service

According to the Financial Times (free registration required), officials from Google and YouTube are in active negotiations with the major movie studios in Hollywood to develop a pay-per-view streaming movie service with a worldwide focus.  The films would be streaming—and not available for download—and would …

YouTube Overhauls User Interface for Browsing Videos

YouTube Overhauls User Interface for Browsing Videos

YouTube has rather quietly rolled out a new interface/design to the Browse section of the site, and it's a pretty big improvement in my mind—but I've been known to complain about Browse before. 

The Latest Trend In Online Video: F#%& Vulgarity Going Viral

The Latest Trend In Online Video: F#%& Vulgarity Going Viral

If you're having trouble settling on a topic, theme, or genre for your next viral video masterpiece… consider getting vulgar.  Seriously… it's all the rage.  Everyone's doing it.  In just the past week we've seen two of the biggest viral hits of the entire year …

Reel Songs With Merton, PianoImprov Chatroulette Viral Video Star – Interview Conducted In Song

Reel Songs With Merton, PianoImprov Chatroulette Viral Video Star – Interview Conducted In Song

I've wanted to interview Merton ever since his first Piano Improv Chatroulette video went supernova.  Of course, everyone else wants to interview the viral star as well.  The guy's probably had a hundred media requests a month since then.

Friendly Music Service Lets YouTubers Buy Licensed Songs for Use In Video

One of the most common ways that YouTube users violate copyright laws is by using unlicensed background music in their video.  Unfortunately, this act also tends to get videos pulled, after copyright holders are alerted to the infringement via YouTube's Content ID service.  And to …

Video Filled The Shopping Cart Up – ECommerce Music Video

ReelSEO’s Grant Crowell reports on the marketing strategy behind the self-made online music video by e-commerce video solutions provider, with their video titled “Video Filled the Shopping Cart.” (a takeoff on MTV’s first-ever video broadcast of “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles.)

Understanding Legal Issues With Copyrighted Music In Video

ReelSEO’s Grant Crowell interviews Chicago’s high-profile “new media” attorney Daliah Saper about some of the important issues that video marketers and other professionals need to be aware of if they are using (or plan to use) other people’s music in their own online video pieces, and for their own professional gain.

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