Music Videos

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. There are also cases where songs are used in tie in marketing campaigns that allow them to become more than just a song. Tie ins and merchandising could be used in toys or marketing campaigns for food and other products. Although the origins of music videos date back to musical short films that first appeared in the 1920s, 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”, “filmed insert”, “promotional (promo) film”, “promotional clip”, “promotional video”, “song video”, “song clip” or “film clip”. Since the creation and increased popularity of YouTube, mainstream artists now promote new music videos by releasing trailers of short promos on the site for their upcoming song and music video. Consequently, YouTube has been converted into a social media platform for celebrities and artists to market themselves to their fans and audiences.

Music videos use a wide range of styles of contemporary video making techniques, including animation, live action filming, documentaries, and non-narrative approaches such as abstract film. Some music videos blend different styles, such as animation, music, and live action. Combining these styles and techniques has become more popular because of the variation it resent to the audience. Many music videos interpret images and scenes from the song’s lyrics, while others take a more thematic approach. Other music videos may be without a set concept, being merely a filmed version of the song’s live performance.[2] Music videos have also become a place where product placement is evident in almost every mainstream video. They are always parent and it usually takes place because the artist is sponsoring a product or brand. An example of product placement is the Beats Pill being featured in numerous hip hop videos. The strong emphasis on product placement is something that has evolved because of the global scale music videos can reach because of websites such as YouTube.

U.S. and foreign films

The English film title, original title, country of origin and production year are listed. Foreign-language films are subtitled in English.

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The Big Balloon To The Moon

Anders Sundstedt | New Caledonia | 00:04:05 | 2022 English A dreamy bassist singer embarks on a trip to the moon in a hot air balloon. Writer Karl Baudoin Producer Karl Baudoin

Argent Glass (feat. Char)

Katsuyuki Nakanishi | Japan | 00:04:02 | 2022 Japanese In November 1967, in Honmoku, Yokohama, a guy (Shinsuke Kato) is chasing his dream of becoming famous while performing live, but it is not coming true. One day, he breaks his cherished silver glass, and after gathering up the fragments, he drove off somewhere. Lyrics: Spilled… Read more »

It Ain’t Me

Yuval Shrem | United States | 00:04:53 | 2022 English A music video for the original song by Eddie Navarro. This is the title song from Eddie Navarro’s new acoustic folk-rock album. The music video was shot and edited days before the first COVID-19 quarantine, and captures some of the surreal feeling of that time…. Read more »

Body of Water

Brad Tobler | United States | 00:04:50 | 2022 English A dramatic depiction of a relationship that drowns while trying to save itself. Lead singer Matty Rhind plays opposite actress Tyne Stecklein in a video that will leave you feeling soaking wet. Cast Tyne Stecklein Producer Matt Brannon

Pale Ember

Brad Tobler | United States | 00:04:48 | 2022 English Pale Ember is an emotionally charged story expressed from the perspectives of two people passionately in love. On one side is someone who feels he must choose between the love of his life and the dream he’s always worked for. On the other is a… Read more »

Desert Moonlight

Brad Tobler | United States | 00:04:33 | 2022 English Desert Moonlight is a pulpy noir-rock thriller about a bagman going about his craft and the hard life that comes with it. Desert Moonlight, starring Max Sarmento and Directed by Brad Tobler (Stranger Things, Free Guy) was shot over 3 days just outside Los Angeles,… Read more »

Reborn MV

Cacophony | Korea, Republic of | 00:06:28 | 2022 Korean She walks out of the former world and dances. She destroys her own world. And she’s running to live again. Co-Director Doi Kim Cast Cacophony VFX Sihyeon Yoo Illustration Yeoin yeon Choreography Juhyeon Park Music Cacophony

We Should Do This Again

Glen Dunzweiler | United States | 00:03:51 | 2022 English The subject of this video is homelessness. But the POINT of the video is that people trying to survive on the streets are human beings, deserving of compassion, understanding, or at the very least, of simply being SEEN. The song is an invitation to engage,… Read more »


Drew Luster | United States | 00:04:09 | 2022 English This music video, and the song it is inspired by, explores the feelings of loneliness and longing that can exist even in crowded cities and crowded rooms. Using Brooklyn as the back drop for a Noir-styled night on the town, the video follows one man… Read more »

It’s all about swing

Wagner Cinelli | Brazil | 00:02:31 | 2022 Portuguese This song is representative of the style called sambalanco, which is very close to samba and aimed at ballroom dancing. Joao Roberto Kelly, who is the songwriter, is a special guest and one of the singers. Kelly is a renowned musician and known in Brazil as… Read more »