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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Kiss Me Malibu

Mikel Arraiz | Spain | 2019 | 4:18 Horror-comedy film about the insecurities and overthinking that TV shows, religion, culture and belief systems create in us during male-female relationships and in courtship. It makes fun of us and the roles we take in that process, without making any moral judgments. The story is narrated through… 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 »

Bon Appetit

Sebastian Harrer | Germany | 00:05:43 | 2021 English Raver Horse runs a Bar & Restaurant, an open stable for everybody. A curious greedy guest wants to check it out. After a short irritation about the fact that all other guests are animals his behavior gets nasty. The result is a mash up mix of… Read more »

Tonight

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 »

Love Will Triumph

David Miller | United States | 2016 | 5:46 Activist Poets Climbing Poetree & singer sisters from Rising Appalachia muse their spit rhymes to weave a story of love & triumph Writer David Miller Trey Scott Naima Penniman Alixa Garcia Producer Trey Scott Naima Penniman Alixa Garcia Director of Photography Keresey Pearl

INFINITE LOVE

AnayaMusic | Brazil | 00:05:46 | 2021 Infinite love with song “Once in Time”, a sweepingly cinematic composition led by a full orchestra of string and brass instruments that eventually swell to a close. The video Translates the infinite love over the Earth and Skies , expressed in Nature and meaningful expression of day to… Read more »

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 »

Swimming Upstream

Caren Messing | United States | 00:05:16 | 2021 English This short musical film is for M. West’s track “Swimming Upstream” from his new CD “Still Life’s Allusions” (available on all platforms). This short was created, filmed and edited on an iPhone 7 plus. The singer/songwriter portrays the dreamer in this metaphorical and musical dreamscape…. Read more »

Living on the Outside

Donna Greenberg, Edmund Fairfax | Canada | 2018 | 4:48           Website | Facebook | Twitter “Not me, I’m lost, almost invisible….” Alienation, loneliness, angst – “Living on the Outside”, a music video that gives voice to existential despair. This song is from the CD “Song in the Wind” (2012, Toronto). Videographer David Rawlings This Movie… Read more »

Across The River And Into The Trees

Across the River and Under the Trees is part of a collection of original compositions by Enzo De Rosa inspired by stories and characters from literature of all time. Across The River And Into The Trees – A Review If you question what is the quality of a good music video, the most probable answer… Read more »