A Quick History Of Music Videos

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Posted on : 16-06-2012 | By : www.incredibad.com | In : Uncategorized

Determining exactly when music videos first appeared on the scene depends on your interpretation of the term music video. The very first movies with sound were often short musical performances that could easily be considered a music video. Even before these, some musicians hired live performers to dance while a device projected their shadows onto a screen. By some definitions, this would be the first music video.
When thinking about modern music videos ,the performance clips in the 1960s of artists such as The Animals, or The Beatles was probably the beginning of today’s music video. These were simple videos of a live musical performance.
Music television ushered in a new era of storytelling music videos. By the 1970s, a British television station had a show that featured short musical video clips. These proved to be a hugely successful advertisement for record sales. The 1981 debut of MTV brought videos into the mainstream musical scene. The first music video to show on MTV was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by Jefferson Starship.
Other music groups quickly recognized the enormous potential of music videos, leading to such iconic videos as Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” and Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer.”

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