music video

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”, “filmed insert”, “promotional (promo) film”, “promotional clip” or “film clip”.
Music videos use a wide range of styles of film making techniques, including animation, live action filming, documentaries, and non-narrative approaches such as abstract film. Some music videos blend different styles, such as animation and live action. Many music videos do not interpret images from the song’s lyrics, making it less literal than expected. Other music videos may be without a set concept, being merely a filmed…

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YouTube to Block Artists Who Don't 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.
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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.
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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.
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Music To YouTube's 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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]

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.
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Google's New Music Video Search Results Won't 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?
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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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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.
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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.