May 2014



Last week, the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted Amazon a patent on a fairly common studio arrangement of shooting a subject on a white backdrop. Complete with images and a whole bunch of words (of which we read several), Patent No.US 8,676,045 B1 gives detailed instructions on how… Read More

It seems like just a few months ago we were celebrating 1 billion views for the "Gangnam Style" music video, and here we are again. Earlier this evening Psy and HyunA horse danced into music video and internet history. YouTube brought out the dancing Psy graphic once again as well.http://imvdb.com/video/psy/gangnam-style Read More

What month do they say comes in like a lion and out like a lamb? Or out like a lion, in like a lamb? Is that May? Well, May is going out lion style, with a week full of some pretty great music videos from artists like Jennifer Lopez, Foster… Read More

16-year-old Bella Thorne has a lot on her plate right now. Her twitter profile describes her as “an actress, student, dancer, recording artist and an author,” and according to her newest music video for “Call It Whatever,” she’s also a waitress at Cadillac Jacks Cafe. Slow down, Bella! The Mickey… Read More

The guys in Cherub seem like some pretty fun dudes. So fun, in fact, that if you’re throwing a party and need some sexy male entertainment, they’re your guys. In their new video for “Doses & Mimosas” directed by Zach Merck, they show off their fly dance moves and bodies… Read More

So far we've seen lots of Vine stars take part in music videos, but we have yet to see something that tries to merge the two mediums together. Will.i.am and Cody Wise are breaking new ground in that area with "It's My Birthday," a Ben Mor-directed music video that is… Read More

Yesterday it was announced that Apple is acquiring Beats Music & Beats Electronics for around $3 billion. Apple doesn't really make many large acquisitions like this, so it has the sort of people who pay attention to these sorts of things really interested in what it could mean for Apple's… Read More

Last week, Lena Dunham made a bold proclamation - that we are in a "golden age" of dance music videos thanks to recent releases like "Chandelier" by Sia and the "We Exist" by Arcade Fire. (As Dunham pointed out, these are both choreographed by Ryan Heffington).It's true, we have been… Read More

FRINGE MUSIC FIX's Weekly Top 5 (5/25)

Posted by Adam Alexander on May 25, 2014 in Lists Contributor Post

Each week, FRINGE MUSIC FIX culls the latest music video releases, carefully selecting the most bizarre, provocative, and remarkable videos from across the world. Sit back, relax, and open your mind’s eye; things are about to get interesting. The following are our selections for the week ending May 25th, 2014.… Read More

If there is anything we can learn about music videos from the past two weeks, it’s that soccer sells. Although at this time last week Pitbull’s “We Are One (Ole Ola)” music video (the official music video of the 2014 FIFA World Cup) had only about 350k views, it ends… Read More

Did you guys know that Ed Sheeran is just as cool as a puppet as he is as a human? It’s true. Don’t believe me? Then take one look at his latest music video for “Sing,” directed by Emil Nava, for proof. In this video, puppet Ed can be found… Read More

Viners rejoice! Another one of your favorite Jason Derulo songs to use in your Vines has been turned into a Colin Tilley-directed music video! This time, it's for the song “Wiggle,” and it's super fun. That means if you’ve been waiting all day for your opportunity to go ham sammich,… Read More

On the heels of the March takedown of music videos uploaded by directors and production companies, Vimeo has introduced a set of tools to help manage copyright violations on the site. The system will scan uploads for copyrighted audio, but interestingly, instead of just taking it down it will present… Read More

Director Hannah Lux Davis knows how to strike the right chord with big pop stars. In her newest video for “On My Way” by Lea Michele, Hannah takes the Glee star and places her in situations that feel super fun and carefree, giving Lea the freedom to be sexy and… Read More

This morning, Sia made her television debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show by recreating her “Chandelier” music video alongside 11-year-old dancer Maddie Ziegler. Maddie is once again fantastic, and Sia gives a spirited performance despite being turned away from the camera and audience – an element that at first seems… Read More

FRINGE MUSIC FIX's Weekly Top 5 (5/18)

Posted by Adam Alexander on May 19, 2014 in Lists Contributor Post

Each week, FRINGE MUSIC FIX culls the latest music video releases, carefully selecting the most bizarre, provocative, and remarkable videos from across the world. Sit back, relax, and open your mind’s eye; things are about to get interesting. The following are our selections for the week ending May 18th, 2014.… Read More

Last night's Saturday Night Live finale was hosted by Andy Samberg, and even though he made it clear up front that Justin Timberlake was in Russia and would not be appearing for another "Dick in a Box" style Digital Short, the Lonely Island guys still had plenty of good material… Read More

If you would've told me last Friday that the next week of music videos would include a sentimental tribute to Eminem's mom directed by Spike Lee, a Michael Jackson video, and two videos with Pitbull in them, I'd be skeptical. But here we are, checking out a list of the… Read More

In the Vimeo description for for “The Rule” by Faces On Film, director Carlos Lopez Estrada describes the music video as “a tale of loss and redemption.” Carlos’ second music video released this week, “The Rule” is literally a split between live footage and Cameron Clark’s 2D animation, with every shot of… Read More

The gorgeous video for “My Silver Lining” by First Aid Kit is a collage of horror movie effects - like ghost trails, moving furniture, and dolly zooms - set in a bright and unexpected location. While the ghostly influence is undeniable, the video isn’t at all dark, in fact it… Read More

We talk about official songs and music videos for big sporting events pretty frequently here at IMVDb. It's a relatively recent phenomenon, and they are a great example of using the power and popularity of music videos to promote something. In the sporting world, the biggest music video player by… Read More

For music video editors, there is no such thing as too much screen. However, in the age of 16:9 monitors, the best solution for editors has always been to move their work onto two, sometime three monitors to get the job done. While it’s worked, this solution kind of sucks.… Read More

One of our favorite things about director Carlos Lopez Estrada is his ability to bring beauty in otherwise violent circumstances. Whether it’s bullet holes full of yarn, or a zebra that bleeds confetti, Carlos always finds a way to turn dark situations into something magical. In his latest video for… Read More

FRINGE MUSIC FIX's Weekly Top 5 (5/10)

Posted by Adam Alexander on May 10, 2014 in Lists Contributor Post

Each week, FRINGE MUSIC FIX culls the latest music video releases, carefully selecting the most bizarre, provocative, and remarkable videos from across the world. Sit back, relax, and open your mind’s eye; things are about to get interesting. The following are our selections for the week ending May 11th, 2014.… Read More

Last night on The Tonight Show, musical guest tUnE-yArDs performed "Water Fountain," the first single off of their new album nikki nack. The performance, which also featured The Roots, was inspired by the Joel Kefali-directed music video for the song, which itself was inspired by Pee-Wee's Playhouse. Merrill Garbus rocks the same… Read More

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