photo: comundo (CC0) YouTube is a great place to develop your music career through cover videos. Facebook is a great place if you want those videos ripped down. Now, all of that is about to change. Want to practice your chops and develop an audience by singing cover songs? Then the first step is to […]
YouTube has announced a partnership with Merchbar to showcase official artist merchandise and vinyl records. Will this finally help artists sell more stuff? The merch will appear alongside official artist videos on the platform. Merchbar says they carry over one million items from 35,000 artists. Only YouTube artists with an Official Artist Channel can promote […]
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The national board of directors of SAG-AFTRA unanimously approved a new 3-year contract with the major record labels, specifically relating to performances in music videos. The signatories include Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and their various subsidiaries. The new SAG-AFTRA agreement goes into effect retroactively from May 1st of this year […]
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Charli XCX burns a brand-new car in her ‘White Mercedes’ Video, then gets blasted for polluting the environment. In the early days of music video, stars could get away with just about anything: stripping elementary school teachers, oversized bottles of Spanish fly — nothing was too outlandish. But those days are long over. Late last […]
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After 3 long days of negotiations, SAG-AFTRA came to an agreement with all the major recording labels. Their new 3-year contract covers various types of performances in music videos. Danielle Towne, who is the national chair of SAG-AFTRA’s Music Video Negotiating Committee as well as a dancer, categorized the negotiations as “intense.” She says, though, […]
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Getty Image Chance the Rapper recently dropped his album, The Big Day, after much anticipation. The album has many collaborators from artists like Megan Thee Stallion and Death Cab for Cutie. Chance has now shared a homemade lyric video to his track “Hot Shower,” which features DaBaby and MadeinTYO. The video is filled with visual […]
Unsplash Music videos are about more than just spotlighting an artist or hyping a hot track. They’re an unrivaled creative vehicle and a chance to blend the power of music with visually-rich storytelling. Most importantly, they’re an opportunity for a team of passionate creators to come together and execute a shared vision. And we […]
VEVO has inked a new partnership with TV OS provider Vewd for a new VEVO music video app. The new partnership will bring VEVO to the forefront on a variety of devices. TiVo DVR and certain smart TVs from Sony, Hisense, and Philips will be supported. The two companies struck a global distribution deal for […]
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Lana Del Rey has written a new song called “Looking for America” in response to the recent spree of mass shootings in the U.S. Initially, the singer shared a two-minute snippet of herself singing the song on her Instagram page. She performed the track live in the studio with producer Jack Antonoff (check it out […]
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Internet-based television platform Pluto TV just announced an agreement with MTV Music. Is this the start of something bigger in music? The deal brings with it three new music-video channels for Pluto users to choose from. These channels — a general ‘MTV’ (for music videos from multiple genres), ‘MTV Pop’ (for pop music), and ‘MTV […]
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