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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”, ...

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.

YouTube Mix Suggestion Attempts to Get You Hooked Even More on YouTube

YouTube Mix Suggestion Attempts to Get You Hooked Even More on YouTube

YouTube Mix is a new experimental video discovery option on YouTube that shows up on the right-side suggestion box column. Now, YouTube is generating playlists of all those videos you click through one-by-one and streamlining the process.

It Could Be You! OK Go and Saatchi Hunt For New Video Director

It Could Be You! OK Go and Saatchi Hunt For New Video Director

OK Go, arguably more famous for their innovative and ground breaking promo videos than their music, have teamed up with Saatchi & Saatchi to find an exciting new filmmaker to direct their next video. The winner is guaranteed massive exposure in this career changing competition.

Mr. Rogers Is Awesome and Slow Motion Destruction [Fun Video Friday]

Mr. Rogers Is Awesome and Slow Motion Destruction [Fun Video Friday]

We’re about to get all sorts of knowledgeable about Fred (we call him “Mr.”) Rogers up in here. And we’re also going to see something we always enjoy, only in slow motion: stuff getting destroyed. After that we might make a cliff jump in Hawaii, or go to the snowy plains of Russia to blow away snowmen. Whatever we may do, it’s Fun Video Friday.

VEVO TV Launches, Old-School MTV Type Programming Is Back

VEVO TV Launches, Old School MTV Type Programming Is Back

VEVO will be launching a new cable channel this year that will play music videos all the time and hopefully won’t succumb to a reality programming phase that will change the channel forever. You can watch the new channel online right now on all the various devices.

YouTube to Launch Music Subscription Site Soon?

YouTube to Launch Music Subscription Site Soon?

Lots of talk about subscription channels lately in YouTube Land. Today, Fortune is reporting that YouTube plans to launch a Spotify-style service on their huge video destination site soon, like perhaps by the end of the year. It’s no surprise they’re thinking about it, since YouTube is, of course, a large music discovery site.

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