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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”, ...

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.

13 Billion Videos On YouTube for 135.7 Million Viewers In April

My post last month about comScore's metrics got eaten by the ReelSEO gremlins and disappeared into the ether but I'm here again, this time hopefully my insightful commentary won't bend time/space and make the entire article disappear again (which must be what happened last time).

Google Search Accounts for More Than One-Third of All Video Streams

Google searches referred 38.92% of all streams according to new collaborative TubeMogul & Brightcove research. The companies have teamed up to create a new online video index and quarterly research report, which will help identify key industry trends and answer questions about the state of ...

Oneupmanship, Dopplegangers, and Citizen Newsmen - Viral Video Round Up

Another week, another round of awesome viral video success stories—that's kind of the beauty of a series like this Viral Video Round Up… there's always something fresh to talk about coming around the corner. Let's begin:

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