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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Mïus – Strobe and Noise

Peter Varsics |Hungary | 2016 | 5 m 26 s Facebook This music video verifies the concept of the song with a dark, time-wrapped, paradox abstraction. Strobe and Noise is a kind of revenge story about the cycle of violence placed in a never-ending loop of dream, where characters, time doesn’t exist in a normal way… Read more »

Anti-Social Butterfly

Sami Chohfi, Asher Vast, Kevin Preston | United States | 2018 | 4:34 Website | Facebook | Twitter What pairs better with immense and passionate rock than an immense and passionate video? If you’re watching the clip for Blue Helix’s “Anti-Social Butterfly”, you’ll probably agree that you’d be hard-pressed to find anything more suited. The… Read more »

Noche en el Paraiso

Donna Greenberg, Edmund Fairfax | Canada | 2018 | 4:39 Website | Facebook | Twitter A Night in Paradise! Lush, and passionate – a music video of one of the songs from my CD “Song in the Wind”. This Movie is No Longer Available

How About You?

Music Video by the Eric Ekstrand Ensemble shot in NELA


Alan Bound | Germany | 2018 | 8:24 A spacepilot’s journey to his love Aldara.


Martin Gerigk | Germany | 2017 | 5:59 Synaesthetic study of rain for 12 cellos, nature sounds and rhythmicized video sequences. Contemporary music.

Tienas, ’18th Dec’

Emily Rose Weinstein, Harshbir Singh Phull | India | 2018 | 3:21 Debut music visuals for angst-ridden, urban track ’18th Dec’ by Mumbai-based rapper Tienas, aka Bobby Boucher — self named on account of a speech impediment he was born with, which incredibly disappears whenever he raps. Cast Krithika Iyer Writer Tanmay Saxena (Track) Emily… Read more »

Hider – Don’t Pretend It Was Nothing

ScaryJacks | United Kingdom | 3:41 An office cactus struggles to win the affection of his new found love due to his prickly exterior. Cast Anna MacArthur Producer Cat Jackson

The Harbinger Project featuring Ray Wimley – The Skin That I’m In

This song was fist born on the corner of Decatur Street and St. Peter in New Orleans in April of 2017, During the French Quarter Fest. Mister Smif on beatbox, looping, tumpet and vocals will often times create an entire beat using words from the audience. Two years later, the band recorded it in studio… Read more »

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 »