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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”, ...

OK Go & Chevy Bring The Future Of Video Marketing To 2012

OK Go & Chevy Bring The Future Of Video Marketing To 2012

We've written about OK Go several times here at ReelSEO. Their music videos are always viral events, due mostly to the time and care they put into them–oh, and the insane level of creativity. I've often said that it'd be endlessly entertaining just to be …

Videos That Didn’t Make The Cut – Other YouTube Hits From 2011

Videos That Didnt Make The Cut   Other YouTube Hits From 2011

One day, I hope, YouTube will make better filters for their site so that almost any search will be relevant to your needs.  For instance, the following is a list of videos that I had to use mad search skills to find.  You'd think two …

The Second Annual Vimeo Festival+ Awards Are Now Open For Submissions

The Second Annual Vimeo Festival+ Awards Are Now Open For Submissions

YouTube gets an awful lot of press around here, and generally that's for good reason–they're huge. But Vimeo is also huge (just maybe not as big when placed side-by-side with YouTube). And Vimeo has a uniquely artistic community that is passionate, supportive, critical, and engaged. …

The Week’s Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons – Brands Rule Edition

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons   Brands Rule Edition

Another Friday has suddenly arrived, which probably means you just missed another week's worth of incredible viral videos from individuals, businesses, and brands. Not to worry, though. As usual, we've been keeping up with the week's best viral videos, and are once again prepared to …

The Most Watched Music Videos Of 2011 – VEVO’s Year End List

The Most Watched Music Videos Of 2011   VEVOs Year End List

VEVO's "Most Watched Videos of 2011″ list is out, and it's an interesting list. Certainly there are the usual suspects you might expect, like Justin Beiber or Katy Perry, but that doesn't mean there aren't some surprises. Music videos continue to be a major driving …

The Week’s Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons – Fails Edition

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons   Fails Edition

Well, for those of us in the online video world, the Earth stopped momentarily yesterday when YouTube announced their new redesign. The majority of the early reaction appears to be negative, which is to be expected with an overhaul as big as this one. But …

Vevo Looks For New Ad Deal With YouTube

Vevo Looks For New Ad Deal With YouTube

Vevo, by far and away the most viewed channel on YouTube, is looking for a bigger share of ad revenue from Google as the music video channel considers going public.  VEVO, which has its own site while its channel is also hosted on YouTube, takes …

The Week’s Best Viral Videos – Parody Trailers & Music Videos

The Weeks Best Viral Videos   Parody Trailers & Music Videos

The single most-talked-about online video topic all week long was the capture and death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. In fact, if you merely browse YouTube by "most viewed this week," nearly every other video will be Gaddafi-related. I'm not interested in covering ground the major …

William Shater’s Bohemian Rhapsody Is Terrible, Awesome, & Viral

William Shaters Bohemian Rhapsody Is Terrible, Awesome, & Viral

William Shatner recently released a new CD of mostly cover songs called Seeking Major Tom. And yes, to answer your first question, David Bowie's Space Oddity is, indeed, one of the tracks on the album. To answer your second question… I have no idea why …

First VEVO Scripted Series Hits YouTube With Some RockNRoll Horror

First VEVO Scripted Series Hits YouTube With Some RockNRoll Horror

The Rocky Horror Picture Show has endured over 35 years because, yes, it's fun to make fun of a movie that is horrendous.  But there is no question that the reason why people are able to get through the flick is that it has some …

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