Tag: music video

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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...
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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%....
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Ricky Martin debuts his new music video on Twitter

Ricky Martin was pretty excited on Twitter yesterday: “Ok gang!R U ready?HERE is #AdiosVideo HOPE u Enjoy! Bueno mi gente!Están listos para ver #AdiosVideo?Pues aquí esta!” Yes, he became the latest artist to...
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Speculation rising about U2 and Madonna’s involvement in iPhone 6 launch

Next Tuesday, Apple will unveil its new iPhones at an event in Cupertino, and while there is frenetic speculation that it will also show off its long-rumoured smartwatch, there is also increasing chatter about a music angle...
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Every month, 100m people watch Vine video clips

Twitter’s Vine video app got a small but significant update yesterday: the ability (on iOS only for now) to import videos stored on your iPhone and turn them into six-second clips for sharing via Vine. Previously, clips...