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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Angel Eyes

Donna Greenberg, Edmund Fairfax | Canada | 2018 | 5:26 Website | Facebook | Twitter “Angel Eyes, a torch song made video: thwarted desire, betrayal, abandonment, and obsession, passion without release, loneliness and frustration. Donna Greenberg vocals, Jordan Klapman piano, Jack Zorawski bass, Kevin Laliberte guitar, Igor Babich saxophone, and Glenn Anderson drums. Videographer Duygu Basmaci… Read more »

You’re My Summer Peach

Donna Greenberg | Canada | 2017 | 3:58 Website | Facebook | Twitter Sweet, flirtatious & fun – an upbeat swing song great to dance to! A music video to an original song with lyrics & music by Donna Greenberg & Jordan Klapman from her newest jazz CD STUCK ON YOU (2017). Sung by Donna… 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


Michaela St-Pierre | Canada | 2018 | 6:51   Website | Facebook CAFO is an experimental dance and music film, where movement, metal and camera collide to express the push and pull of the expansive range of dynamics that constitute the human experience. Elusive dreams of driving percussions and gentle temptations. The balance of soft and… Read more »


Anita Egenbauer | Austria | 2017 | 2:55 Music video for the song “Devine” from Swedish-Austrian singer-songwriter band Anna Katt Cast Kristina Lindberg This Movie is No Longer Available


Adetokumboh M’Cormack | United States | 5:36 In October of 1996, singer/songwriter KOBY D’s mother suddenly passed away in Ghana, West Africa. Over 20 years later after trying to process her death he puts pen to paper and writes out exactly how he felt and what this amazing woman meant to him. The film follows… Read more »

To the Pets

Mikayla Feehan | United States | 2017 | 2:06   Website | Facebook | Twitter An upbeat music video featuring dogs and people – and a few other types of pets – and many of them just happen to be using pet wheelchairs! Cast Staff of Walkin’ Pets Writer Mikayla Feehan Matt Feehan Producer Karin Anderson… Read more »


Crystal Manich | United States | 2018 | 3:58 French with English Subtitles  Website During a quiet moment at home, a woman grapples with a past abuse and reconciles the experience through an imagined performance in which she is exposed and on display. Cast Tamar Kummel Dana Beth Miller Pete Haase Writer Crystal Manich Producer… Read more »


Peter Miller |  Australia | 2017 | 5:25    Website Animated portraits reinterpret Edgar Allan Poe. Original music by Peter Miller. Writer Peter Miller Producer Peter Miller This Movie is No Longer Available

Math Camp

George Griffin | United States | 2018 | 5:44 As the tipsy dame sidles up to the nerdy stranger at the bar, she imagines they had been intense sweethearts long ago at, you guessed it, Math Camp. Complex spherical geometry equations mix with plausibility riddles and campfire antics in this witty fantasy spun by lyricist/singer… Read more »