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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”, ...

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.

Fun Video Friday Includes Super Bowl Ads, Flying Cats, and Brain Tricks

Fun Video Friday Includes Super Bowl Ads, Flying Cats, and Brain Tricks

It's the first weekend in February already, which means it's Super Bowl weekend and many brands have already released their Super Bowl commercials for us to watch.  A deluge came in after an initial trickle last week, and what we're seeing is almost every brand ...

YouTube Videos That Missed The Top 10 Cut In 2012

YouTube Videos That Missed The Top 10 Cut In 2012

When YouTube released their Top 10 Viewed Videos of 2012, that meant a lot of videos that reached a very high level of engagement were left out of the party.  Last year, I found a handful of videos that also deserved to be mentioned.  YouTube ...

Mobile Video Sharing High, Content Mostly Professional, Short-Form [Report Analysis]

Mobile Video Sharing High, Content Mostly Professional, Short Form [Report Analysis]

It's strange, but it seems that the majority of mobile phone video viewing is done at home. Counter-intuitive? Absolutely. I don't ever use my mobile to watch video at home because I have the other three screens on which to watch it. However, that appears ...

VEVO Releases Top 10 Music Videos of 2012 - Call Me 2011 Maybe?

VEVO Releases Top 10 Music Videos of 2012   Call Me 2011 Maybe?

As I perused VEVO's Top 10 Most Watched Music Videos, I wondered if anything new, or any artists other than Pitbull, One Direction, and usual suspects Justin Bieber and Jennifer Lopez, made any new music this year.  But as we all know, music videos are ...

How to Spike Video Views via Special Channel Events - A Look at Captain Sparklez’ Minecraft Style

How to Spike Video Views via Special Channel Events   A Look at Captain Sparklez’ Minecraft Style

When you look at certain YouTube channels, you'll see some healthy views here and there that number into the tens and hundreds of thousands.  You'll see a consistent amount of views across every video.  Every once in awhile, one will spike, and there's usually a ...

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