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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”, ...

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.

Countdown To Music Awards Begin, YouTube Hopes For Watercooler Moment

Countdown To Music Awards Begin, YouTube Hopes For Watercooler Moment

The first ever YouTube Music Awards, one of the most important events in the site's history, will start in just a few hours. With Spike Jonze at the helm, YouTube hopes it will be one of the watercooler moments of 2013 and establish them as a broadcaster with serious clout.

Lady Gaga, Eminem To Headline First Live Streamed YouTube Music Awards

Lady Gaga, Eminem To Headline First Live Streamed YouTube Music Awards

It was inevitable really. YouTube are to hold their own Music Awards in November 2013 and the whole event promises to be massive with voting taken place across social networks and headline acts like Gaga and Eminem taking to the stage. Twerking entirely optional.

Asking Girls Out at VidCon and Mumford and Sons Turns Into Comedians on Fun Video Friday

Asking Girls Out at VidCon and Mumford and Sons Turns Into Comedians on Fun Video Friday

Here we are for another Fun Video Friday...have you ever thought of what Mumford and Sons might be like with Jason Bateman, Ed Helms, Jason Sudeikis, and Will Forte manning the instruments? Well, Mumford and Sons has, and they made a video about it.

Has It Been A Year Already? Gangnam Style A Year Old, Psy's Channel at 3 Billion Views

Has It Been A Year Already?  Gangnam Style A Year Old, Psys Channel at 3 Billion Views

Psy's "Gangnam Style" is a year old today. And his channel just hit 3 billion views. And there's a lot of talk about how this video introduced the world to K-Pop, when it was a little-known musical genre before 2012.

How to License Music for Your Videos

How to License Music for Your Videos

You want to use a copyrighted song in your video. When do you need permission to use a song? How do you go about doing getting a license to use it? Luckily, there is a process you can go through and it doesn't have to be painful.

Space Oddity From Space and Real-Life Facebook: Fun Video Friday

Space Oddity From Space and Real Life Facebook: Fun Video Friday

Chris Hadfield's "Space Oddity" highlights Fun Video Friday. But we have a ton more in store: ducks stop a police chase, Epic Meal Time reaches into their horror bag again with a Bacon Arachnid, and Abercrombie & Fitch get their just desserts.

The Current Top 10 Most Subscribed Channels on YouTube

The Current Top 10 Most Subscribed Channels on YouTube

As of May 2013, here are the top subscribed channels on YouTube. After SMOSH has broken a number of records and will likely be the first channel to hit 10 million subscribers soon, a look at the other channels and what they do seemed to be in order.

Creativity and Fan Engagement Will Dictate the Future of Music Videos

Creativity and Fan Engagement Will Dictate the Future of Music Videos

Marketing music videos are different than they used to be back when MTV first launched on cable back in 1981. Now, up-and-coming artists who don't have massive radio airplay need to do creative things to get views and drive engagement.

Michael Shannon Goes Delta Gamma [Fun Video Friday]

Michael Shannon Goes Delta Gamma [Fun Video Friday]

The Michael Shannon video where he reads the infamous Delta Gamma e-mail is amazing. And so is Will Sasso's Arnold Schwarzenegger Vines all culled together in one YouTube video. And you gotta love Jimmy Kimmel exposing people who think they know every band out there...even if they're made up names.

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