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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Jonathan Nix | Australia | 2017 | 3:15 As the world collapses around them, humanity walks on oblivious, compulsively editing selfies and updating profiles Cast Machine Translations Writer Jonathan Nix , Greg Walker Producer Jonathan Nix, Greg Walker

Bud Light Sippin’

J. Gordon Reynolds | United States | 2018 | 5:28 In small town Georgia, a tight group of friends have gone their own way in life. One young man returns to town and sets up a reunion set in a good ol’ hardcore Georgia party style. Cast J Kyle Reynolds Writer J. Kyle Reynolds Producer… Read more »

Nena & Dave Stewart: “Be My Rebel”

Virgil Widrich | Germany | 2018 | 3:45 Website | Facebook | Twitter Children dream of what they will be as adults and adults dream about their childhood. But sometimes, when orderly life becomes paralyzed in routine, adults need the inner child to bring about change: “Be my rebel”, the first collaboration of the two… Read more »

Love Ghost- 9mm

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 »

She’s on The Prowl

Michael McCallum | United States | 2018 | 3:17 Website | Facebook | Twitter An experimental music video for Michigan-based band, Mighty Medicine, by award-winning filmmaker, Michael McCallum and his company, Rebel Pictures. Writer Michael McCallum Producer Michael McCallum This Movie is No Longer Available

Unhappy Holiday

Anna Haas | United States | 4:18 Facebook | Twitter Though we generally associate the holidays with merry and bright feelings, let’s face it, a Christmas of blue is certainly familiar to us all, and singer/songwriter Katie Garibaldi does a masterful job conveying a tears-in-your-beer holiday scenario with her new song and music video “Unhappy… Read more »

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

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 »

The Twilight

Donna Greenberg, Edmund Fairfax | Canada | 2018 | 3:16 Website | Facebook | Twitter James Joyce Lovers! Here’s a classical song with a jazz touch! “The Twilight” is the second song from the album Love Songs of James Joyce, a “song cycle” set to poems from Chamber Music (1907), an early poetry collection by… Read more »


Donna Greenberg, Edmund Fairfax | Canada | 2017 | 4:25   Website | Facebook | Twitter “Stranger,” a song, a tango—sultry passion! And now a music video (from the CD _Song in the Wind_). Donna Greenberg (lyrics, music, vocals), Jordan Klapman (arrangement, piano), Kevin Laliberté (guitar), Tony Quarrington (guitar), Ross MacIntyre (bass), Glenn Anderson (drums), Tom… Read more »