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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”, ...

Did We Just Get Duped? Rebecca Black's "Friday" May Have Been Viral Video Marketing At Its Best

Did We Just Get Duped? Rebecca Blacks Friday May Have Been Viral Video Marketing At Its Best

Since gaining attention last week, the video for aspiring singer Rebecca Black's "Friday" has gone super-viral. It currently has 33 million views (10 million more than Lady Gaga's latest music video). The video is about 6 weeks old, but didn't go viral until sites like ...

The Week's Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

Major worldwide catastrophes and global news events have a way of swooping in and completely dominating the viral video world, and the situation in Japan is living proof. Videos of the earthquake in action, videos of the tsunami's devastation, and videos of explosions at the ...

Ways to Stream Your Home Video Content to your iOS Devices

Ways to Stream Your Home Video Content to your iOS Devices

JetStreamHD believe that they have the solution to you watching all that content you have amassed on your PC and want on your iPad2 via their new product, creatively named, JetStreamHD. It's really just a media server but they claim it to be "the world's ...

The Week's Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

Is it really Friday already? Another week is in the books, and it's time to round up the best of the viral success stories from this week. We have animals (honestly, you simply can't publish a list of top viral videos without including animal clips ...

The YouTube Black Hole: Where Good Videos Go To Die

The YouTube Black Hole: Where Good Videos Go To Die

We're missing out on a ton of great videos, and something has to be done about it. I've been thinking a lot about video curation lately. It's Nalts' fault, really—he's the one that got me started off down that line of thinking with his awesome ...

Michael Jackson To Create Crowdsourced Online Video From Beyond The Grave

Michael Jackson To Create Crowdsourced Online Video From Beyond The Grave

With the success of films like Star Wars Uncut and, more recently, Life In A Day, the concept of crowdsourced film projects is gaining traction. The latest well-publicized video project seeking content assistance from fans and viewers comes from a pretty unlikely source: Michael Jackson. ...

Is YouTube Courting Celebrities To Create Their Own Channels?

Is YouTube Courting Celebrities To Create Their Own Channels?

YouTube is the clear and obvious king of online video... for now. And they got there by giving the masses a voice and letting any amateur filmmaker create an account and upload videos. But if the latest rumors are true--that YouTube is actively courting specific ...

The Latest YouTube Legal Issue Seems Horribly Overblown

The Latest YouTube Legal Issue Seems Horribly Overblown

By now you've probably heard of Evan Emory. He's the 21-year-old Michigan man that now faces 20 years in prison for a simple YouTube prank that has been blown way out of proportion. After Emory completed a harmless musical performance before an elementary school classroom, ...

The Week's Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

The week after the Super Bowl, you might expect this column to be filled with some of the best commercials from the big game. But you would be wrong. I wrote about the ads themselves on Monday, and most of us have already watched and ...

The Week's Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

It's Friday again, and I'm guessing there are many of you in the path of the great blizzard that are probably still working from home today, though hopefully most of you are starting to thaw out. Which, I suppose, might increase the need for some ...

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