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When the video for "Chandelier" by Sia came out, as incredible as it was, it didn't really seem like a candidate to go to the top of the US Pop culture charts. But last night on Saturday Night Live it was bestowed with a dance interpretation by not just the… Read More

Odds are, are some point in the last week you Googled the words “what is the ice bucket challenge?” This search was likely inspired by the sudden increase of videos on your Facebook or Vine feed of your friends dumping ice water on themselves. You soon learned that the Ice… Read More

Last year we had a Jay Z/Justin Timberlake video premiering on Facebook, and now Michael Jackson's estate is taking it to another level tonight with the premiere of the video for "A Place With No Name" on TV, Twitter, and in Times Square.Probably most importantly for us on the internet,… Read More

You guys know those sweet aerial drone shots that have been popping up lately in music videos? The type of shots that you used to have to rent a helicopter to get have recently been achieved by attaching a camera to a model aircraft and flying that baby through the… Read More

On July 10th at 7pm, ChazBo Music and The Los Angeles Film School will be hosting a panel called "Indie Music Matters: Making Moves With Music Videos." The panel features author Bobby Owsinski, talent manager Daniel Rosen, director Ethan Ladar, Fullscreen network manager Jeff Ponchick, The Uprising Creative CEO Jeff Nicholas, and The Complex Group co-founder Nils… Read More

OMG! Cameras Everywhere 2014 is coming! That means if you’re a director, a parent, or a person with money, it’s time to start volunteering or donating. Like last year, there will be three weeklong OMG camp sessions this summer: one in Brooklyn starting July 7th, one in LA starting July… Read More

Update 1: This article has been updated with new information from a CBS article that confirms that YouTube will remove videos from the free version of YouTube for non-compliant labels.Update 2: We added some information from TechCrunch that notes that Vevo music videos will not be removed from YouTube.Update 3:… Read More

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

Originally when we wrote about Vimeo's takedowns of music videos due to DCMA notices, we noted that on Vimeo's DMCA page, it mentions a three strikes rule that seemed very likely to come into play. Basically, if you have 3 or more DMCA takedown requests related to your account, your… Read More

Did you guys know that sometimes rappers get arrested for stuff and have to go to jail? It’s true. Shyne, Black Rob, Beanie Sigel, C-Murder, Capone-N-Noreaga, DMX, Lil Boosie, Snoop Dogg, and T.I. are just a handful of the rappers who have spent time in jail or prison, some at… Read More

Over the weekend, it appears that many music videos that were initially taken down by Vimeo due to DMCA takedown notices have been reinstated. For instance, BREWER's upload for their Passion Pit "Carried Away" video is now back up. Also, David Wilson's video for "Take A Walk" by Passion Pit… Read More

Can Music Videos Live On Vimeo?

Posted by Adam Fairholm on March 10, 2014 in News

Update 3/17: Several music video directors are reporting that their music videos are back up. Friday night on Twitter we began noticing a number of high-profile directors reporting that they had been notified that some of their music videos had been removed from Vimeo. The first tweet we noticed was… Read More

Facebook isn't really known as a video site, but today Jay Z and Justin Timberlake made music video history by premiering the video for "Holy Grail" on Jay Z's Facebook page. It was directed by Anthony Mandler and it's a beautifully shot and directed video. It will be available exclusively on… Read More

OMG Everywhere LA 2013 Screening

Posted by Doug Klinger on August 10, 2013 in News

OMG! Cameras Everywhere has had a pretty crazy summer. For the first time, rather than holding a single weeklong summer camp in California, they held three weeklong summer camps, with one in Los Angeles, one in New York, and one in London. The final LA camp just ended on Friday,… Read More

2013 MTV Video Music Award Nominees

Posted by Doug Klinger on July 17, 2013 in News

MTV announced the nominees for the 2013 Video Music Awards today, and while we’re not sure if Eric Andre is going to be the host, we are sure that below you will find a list of all of the nominated videos. However, since music videos are best when watched and… Read More

In addition to making full-length music videos, last month’s OMG! Cameras Everywhere NYC camp produced several other video projects, and today they released some of those videos. Below you’ll find two scavenger hunt videos made by the campers, and below those you’ll find a link to learn more about the… Read More

The leaked version of Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead” music video, which was spread around the internet pretty freely yesterday, is apparently not the official version. “The BLKKK SKKKN HD video that leaked yesterday was not the official version,” Kanye tweeted. That’s pretty much as definitive as Kanye gets. And, since… Read More

OMG Everywhere NYC 2013 Screening

Posted by Doug Klinger on June 22, 2013 in News

Tomorrow, June 23, OMG Cameras Everywhere will be hosting a screening at Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NY. They will be showing all of the music videos and shorts that the 12 Bronx-based campers of OMG NYC made alongside of directors Isaac Ravishankara, Hiro Murai, Warren Fu, Sophia Peer, Austin Peters, Ian Perlman, BRTHR,… Read More

It’s the final weekend of Spectacle: The Music Video’s run in New York City, but if you haven’t made it out yet, there is still plenty of time and cool stuff for you to check out before it closes on Sunday, June 16th. Spectacle is a museum exhibit dedicated to music… Read More

Last night, Kanye West released the song “New Slaves” by projecting the music video onto the side of 66 buildings across the world. One of the projection locations, on the side of the Museum of Design & Arts near Columbus Circle in New York, was close enough for us to… Read More

There are only a few weeks left of school, you guys. You know what that means? It means OMG! Cameras Everywhere is on its way - and this time around, OMG is going international! This year, in addition to a weeklong session in Los Angeles, OMG will offer workshops in… Read More

The third annual Los Angeles Music Video Festival starts tonight at the Downtown Independent in LA, with doors opening at 8pm every night through Saturday. In addition to showing lots of amazing music videos up on a big screen, LAMVF offers some other great features, like director panels and their… Read More

On Muse's Twitter Music Video Q&A

Posted by Adam Fairholm on April 22, 2013 in News

Muse released this interesting video for "Panic Station" earlier today, and as they announced the video, also announced that they were going to do a Twitter Q&A so their fans and the general public can ask questions. The result was hilarious (helped by the fact that the video is ridiculous),… Read More

Last month, we interviewed Danielle Robarge, director/producer of Sprockets Music Video Festival, which will be held on June 15 in Athens, GA. The early entry date for music video submissions has already passed, but you’ve still got a few more hours before the late entry deadline to digitally submit your… Read More

One of our favorite things to do at IMVDb is to find film festivals that feature music videos of any kind (highlighted by our continuing coverage of this year’s SXSW). But, what we really love is when we can find an event completely dedicated to music videos – and going… Read More

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