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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”, ...

Musings On YouTube, Cat Videos, & Lazy Journalism

Musings On YouTube, Cat Videos, & Lazy Journalism

Maybe it's time we let YouTube grow up. Maybe instead of constantly referencing YouTube as a site for "cat videos," even when reporting on the advertising side of the site, we should start giving them their due for what they really are: a behemoth of …

YouTube Music Page Now Has Discovery Tools & A YouTube Top 100

YouTube Music Page Now Has Discovery Tools & A YouTube Top 100

YouTube owes a lot of their success to the music industry. Roughly 80% of the top 20 viewed videos of all time on YouTube are music videos from artists like Eminem, Justin Bieber, and Lady Gaga. But the company knows how important music is to …

Short Films & A Mariachi Band: The Week’s Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

Short Films & A Mariachi Band: The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

It's that time once again, as Friday finally arrives and pretty much everyone's ready for the weekend to start immediately. Most of us have to find a way to grind it out through one more work day. And for those people, we created this round …

2nd Annual VidCon To Celebrate YouTube Stars & Online Video Creators

2nd Annual VidCon To Celebrate YouTube Stars & Online Video Creators

The most famous (and arguably most popular) "Con" in the world of conventions is ComicCon. It's just wrapping up in San Diego, and once again it was a go-to destination for television shows, films, and any other form of "geeky" content that wanted to get …

Nintendo Fires up 3D Video Delivery Service, OK Go to Debut New 3D Music Video

Nintendo Fires up 3D Video Delivery Service, OK Go to Debut New 3D Music Video

Alright, this is another one of those emails that came into my Gamers Daily News email address which I found extremely interesting and thought would work well here. If you're not a follower of video games then you might not know that Nintendo offers a …

An Interactive YouTube Music Video Featuring QR Codes

An Interactive YouTube Music Video Featuring QR Codes

We've written a few times lately about QR codes getting all mixed up with online video, and the possibilities raised by that sort of thing. Even though QR codes are still below the radar of most of the population, that will very likely change. And …

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up – Mobile Video Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Mobile Video Edition

It was a big week in video—of course, you can just about say that regarding any week these days. But still, we had big news announcements, writers with strong online video opinions, new tools and gadgets released, and plenty of branded and unbranded video fun …

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up – Rumor Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Rumor Edition

We do our best every to cover the most important, most interesting, and most actionable news and articles in the world of online video. But we can't cover everything… at least, until we start cloning ourselves. So this weekly Sunday column is an attempt to …

What’s The Next Eye-Popping Milestone For YouTube?

Whats The Next Eye Popping Milestone For YouTube?

YouTube shocked the world last year with the reveal that they were regularly serving up 2 billion video views per day, with over 35 hours of video being uploaded every minute. As stunning as those numbers were at the time, YouTube wasn't shy about setting …

The Week’s Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons: Short Films & Fakes

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons: Short Films & Fakes

It's that time once again–Friday morning, to be exact–when I provide you with a list of some of the best viral videos I found and read about throughout the week. Some are branded advertisements, some are artistic projects in nature, and of course some are …

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