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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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


Yared Gebrekidan | Canada | 00:03:45 | 2020 Music Video about being denied in life by people and society and denying the world to stay true to yourself. Cast Nathan Witte Jesse Miller Producer Nathan Witte

Jessica Meuse – Love Her Better

Jim Ervin | United States | 2017 | 3:33 Website | Facebook | Twitter New music video from American Idol Top 4 Finalist Jessica Meuse’s forthcoming album release. The video debuted as part of Children Cancer Association’s Bedstock Festival. Cast Jessica Meuse Writer Jessica Meuse Producer Jim Ervin

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Rituparno Maity and Finnegan Bell | United States | 2018 | 3:00 Website | Facebook | Twitter This is a music video which goes inside the mind of a high school shooter. We are high school students ourselves, and we know this is an epidemic in our country. We wanted to put ourselves into the… Read more »

Knocking On Your Door

Michael Vincent Finazzo | United States | 00:04:02 | 2021 English A lovely couple get their relationship ruined when the girlfriend has to move far away. The boyfriend, always thinking of her and the good times they shared decides to go for a road trip. Cast Sofia Cedeno Writers Michael Vincent Finazzo Nick Canning Producers… Read more »

On the Ground

Frank Guastella | United States | 00:09:40 | 2022 English On the Ground is a sonic meditation and a spiritual journey captured through a visual experience. By way of meditation, a young woman begins working through the self from the inside out using the seven chakras as a grounding foundation. Starting at the root and… Read more »

Requiem for Individuality

Jon M. Ausman | United States | 2019 | 4:03 A want to be conformist is rejected by the guardians of conformity. She rises as the World Goth Queen aided by the Vessel (Music). The film features the current World Gothe Queen Barbie Gothe and Genius of Nefarious songwriter Ray Grieco. The video premiered on… Read more »

Pattern Repeating

HochR | Norway | 2015 | 4 m 32 s Facebook A video work that tells the story of stark, latent family dynamics, where impotence, acceptance and hopelessness surface through the repetitiveness in our lives.


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 »

Bones – Music Video

Kelly Sarri |  United States | 2019 | 3:49 Music Video Bones by Georgia Water Cast Georgia Water Producer Lauren Opsala