Tag: music video
Sandbox Issue 236: Power Plays. THE NEXT STEP FOR PLAYLISTS
Lead: Playlists are still enormously important for breaking acts and for building careers – but they are increasingly a moving target that gets harder and harder to hit. As they change what they are, how they work and what...
September 23, 2019
X Ambassadors launch video for blind and partially-sighted fans
What does a music video made for blind and partially-sighted people look like? Artist X Ambassadors have worked with Microsoft to find out. The ‘audio-only music video’ is for the band’s track ‘Boom’, and has been...
September 5, 2019
M2V: music video finds its new future
Debate surrounds what the first music video actually was, but by the 1970s these “pop promos” had become the playthings of the biggest acts in the world while by the 1980s, after the arrival of MTV, they were the biggest...
August 8, 2019
Vevo says its revenues grew to $650m in 2017
Fresh from the exit of its CEO Erik Huggers, Vevo has been telling the Financial Times about its growth in 2017. The music-videos service saw its revenues increase from $500m in 2016 to $650m in 2017 – growth of 30%....
January 2, 2018
Biffy Clyro make a VR music video with Samsung
Brands are keen as mustard on virtual reality right now, especially if they’re brands – like Samsung – that are selling VR devices.
August 10, 2016
Apple job listing confirms music video plans
Earlier this week, reports claimed Apple was shooting its own music videos for Pharrell Williams, Eminem and other stars. Now the company is recruiting a video producer and project manager to step up its activities in this...
July 14, 2015
Vevo’s Jones sees UK music video age-ratings spreading globally
The UK’s experiment in adding age-ratings to music videos on YouTube and Vevo entered its second phase this week, with the ratings displayed on videos uploaded by Sony, Universal and Warner. Vevo’s Nic Jones has been...
March 27, 2015
Madonna’s new music video makes its debut on… Snapchat?
Imagine a Venn diagram of ‘people who use Snapchat’ and ‘people who are interested in the new Madonna album’. We’re not sure how big a crossover there’d be, in all honesty. That may be the point of the star’s...
February 6, 2015
YouTube tests multi-angle videos with musician Madilyn Bailey
YouTube is testing a new feature with indie musician Madilyn Bailey: multi-angle videos. Her performance at a recent YouTube music gig was filmed with several cameras, with online viewers now able to switch between them while...
February 5, 2015
PureSolo launches official Elvis Presley karaoke app
Online karaoke firm PureSolo has nabbed its biggest licence yet: Elvis Presley. Its latest app is Sing With The King, which invites people to “release your inner Elvis”. That means picking a track from The King’s back...
December 24, 2014
American Express launches Taylor Swift Experience app
Have you watched Taylor Swift’s new music video, for her single ‘Blank Space’ yet? If so, you may have noticed the ad at the end for what looks like a brand new Taylor Swift tablet app. So what’s the app? Well, it’s...
November 13, 2014