History of Music Videos

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  • First music video

    The first form of music videos were established in 1926 and labelled 'Talkies, Soundies and Shorts’ which eventually carried on until the mid 1950’s. Produced by the Warner Bros, vita-phone shorts featured many bands and dancers . Screen songs, which were short sing-along animation cartoons, were introduced by Max Fleischer. The invention invited audiences to sing along to songs as probably the most like comparison being modern karaoke as we know it.
  • First Known Music

    First Known Music
    The earliest example accessible of music videos is that of a song by Bessie Smith in the film ‘St Louis Blues.’ The video contains other artists who appeared in the film and is probably the point to look back on as the birth of the music video age They were used this in a hope that sales for the film would increase.
  • Hollywood Boogie

    Hollywood Boogie
    In this video dating from 1946, Thelma White and Her All Girl Orchestra perform this take on “Hamp’s Boogie Woogie”. This song was originally performed by Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra. Soundies were an early version of the music video and were three-minute American musical 16mm films, produced in New York City, Chicago, and Hollywood, between 1940 and 1946, each containing a song, dance and/or band or orchestral number.
  • Puppy Love

    Puppy Love
    This video was made back when artists performed in front of live audiences to shoot their video. Where it lacks in creativity compared to modern music videos its simplistic feel brings back soft memories. This song was revived in 1972 and has since been known as an iconic song.
  • Thriller

    This is one of the most popular music videos of all time.The video was made by Michael Jackson who is seen as the king of pop. It is one of the most popular music videos of all time.
  • Take on me

    Take on me
    The music video was directed by Stuart Gosling. It features A1 entering the computer world by putting on virtual reality glasses after finding out about a deadly computer virus. After flying for a distance, they find the virus and destroy it, saving the world. The video was inspired by the 1982 science fiction film Tron.
  • iTunes

    It is used to play, download, and organize digital downloads of music and video (as well as other types of media available on the iTunes Store) on personal computers.
  • Hey Ya

    Hey Ya
    The song's music video, directed by Bryan Barber, is based on the Beatles' landmark appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964, but sets the action in London. This song was very popular and won the award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance at the 46th Grammy Awards.
  • Youtube

    In 2005 YouTube (a video sharing website) was created and soon became the most popular website to find and view music videos. This was a massive change for music video production though did promote a lot of piracy. However now that youtube has updated its copyright artists use it to promote their videosmore.
  • Single Ladies

    Single Ladies
    Single Ladies is very iconic music video. It won the award for Video of the year in 2009.This video has also been parodied and imitated a lot showing just how popular it was. The song itself is still one of the best selling singles of all time due to the promotion of it by the music video.
  • Wrecking Ball

    Wrecking Ball
    Wrecking Ball is a very popular video but this may be due to the controversy surrounding it. Either way this video will be regarded as a very popular video.