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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Home Sweet Home

Andrea Palaia | United States | 2016 | 3:56 Website Dallas musician, Carlos Young, was a lonely young man just sifting through life until he found his home sweet home. Cast Carlos Young 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 »

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

Nightmares Come True (Nothing to Hide)

Ulla Romero | Spain | 2016 | 4 m A girl wakes up by the ticking of her clock sitting on the floor of a hotel hallway in the middle of the night.  She realises that it is not a dream and her journey through the night begins. Cast Tania Nochaos Luis Junior

So Beautiful

Brandon Nicoletti | Canada | 00:05:26 | 2020 English A narrative music video created for Nathan Carroll’s ‘So Beautiful’. It tells the story of a teenage boy who experiences passion, heartache, and self discovery when he falls in love with one of his male classmates. Cast Nathan Carroll Producer Jansen Otten


Xiang “Shawn” Cao | United States | 00:03:28 | 2021 American Sign Language Good Vibes is a song about breaking free from pressure and living a life for real. In the music video, a spaceman escapes from his crushing spaceship and have himself become a life-gamer which happens in a game world. When the collide… Read more »

The Keys

Sonia Benarab, Archie Thomas, Joe Hoster | United Kingdom | 2015 | 9 m Facebook | Twitter Five years ago a young man met an ex-ballerina during the last month of his North American adventure. Little did he know, it was the start of a love story, which would change him, forever. Unfortunately, this romance was… Read more »


Gary Borden, Kahly Smith | Canada | 2017 | 4:29 Facebook Blood of VanGogh music video Cast Ronny Munroe David Angelis Doug Evans Rory Faciane Gary Borden Producer Gary Borden

Cookie Cartel – Fiftyonefifty

Galactic Sons | Canada | 2016 | 3 m An animated music video for the song Fiftyonefifty by Cookie Cartel. A conflict between two humans, both dealing with their own dark obsessions. Viewing Instructions