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Posted by Adam Fairholm on August 20, 2014 in Site News

Like blogging about music videos? Well we have a blog platform, and we're opening it up to those who love music videos and love writing about them.The IMVDb blog runs off a custom blogging platform that is integrated with our database. So, for instance, on the IMVDb blog you can… Read More

Last month I gave a talk at the Sprockets music video festival in Athens, GA, and one of things I covered is the idea of the triple-faceted nature of music videos. Music videos are the only art form that simultaneously have elements of commercials, music, and film. Each one of… Read More

Since we first launched our video submit form over a year and a half ago, we've received more than 11,000 video submissions to the IMVDb database. We've also received more than 20,000 individual credits and other pieces of data for videos that were already in the database.Since then we've created some extra tools… Read More

Lots of music videos come out every day, and it's not easy to keep up (trust us). Normally you just go wading through a sea of videos to pick out the ones that interest you, but today we're introducing something that is the first step in making your IMVDb experience… Read More

100 IMVDb Podcasts!

Posted by Adam Fairholm on March 28, 2014 in Site News

A few months after we started (which would eventually become, we decided a podcast would be a fun addition to the site. Our first episode was released in February 2011, and now a little more than three years later, we're releasing our 100th episode!Over the course of 100… Read More

IMVDb, In T-Shirt Form

Posted by Adam Fairholm on March 26, 2014 in Site News

Let's say you are in a crowd of people. How do you effectively communicate to them that you a.) know about IMVDb, and b.) like it? Trust us, we've tried every way. Pulling random people aside and explaining IMVDb to them is socially frowned upon. Handing out flyers is bad… Read More

One question that we started getting interested in a few months ago is "what is the quickest way to start watching music videos?" If this were days of music videos on MTV, you could just flip over to a music video channel and see what was on. Now, it's not… Read More

Welcome To The New IMVDb

Posted by Adam Fairholm on March 19, 2014 in Site News

If you visit IMVDb on a regular basis you may have noticed a big change that was launched in the middle of last week - a new version of IMVDb. We're really excited about it, not because it's the biggest update to IMVDb we've ever released, but what it means… Read More

A New Look for Credits

Posted by Adam Fairholm on October 24, 2013 in Site News

IMVDb is the music video database, so obviously one thing we need to do really well is display music video credits for people, companies, and artists on their pages. The first incarnation of our page credit display was a simple table of credits, and then we had a more complicated… Read More

IMVDb Production: Shoots

Posted by Adam Fairholm on October 1, 2013 in Site News

Over the course of our Indiegogo campaign for IMVDb Production, I've been writing about some of the features we have planned. Today I'm going to talk about one feature that very nearly didn't make it into the feature list: IMVDb Shoots. Internally, we see call sheets for music videos fairly… Read More

Introducing IMVDb Pipeline

Posted by Adam Fairholm on September 30, 2013 in Site News

Of the several things we're concentrating on here at IMVDb, data intake is one of the most difficult challenges. Around a year ago we started taking credits via a single web form, and since then we've had about 6,000 submissions. That's a good start, but there are some issues. One… Read More

As our Indiegogo for IMVDb Production goes on, we're blogging about some of the features that we're planning on including in the first release. Today, we're talking about our planned analytics & connections feature. On an average day at IMVDb, a few hundred data points flow in to our database.… Read More

The State of Music Video Credits

Posted by Adam Fairholm on September 26, 2013 in Site News

A big part of what we do here at IMVDb is catalog music video credits. We've seen close to 20,000 videos come across our computer screens in a short period of time, and from those videos we've collected over 61,000 credits. We've spent our time with music video credit data… Read More

Yesterday we launched an Indiegogo campaign for something we're calling IMVDb Production. It's a free web app integrated with IMVDb's database that is designed specifically for people making music videos, allowing anyone from a director to a produer to a DP to find people and resources. From our collection of… Read More

Introducing the IMVDb API

Posted by Adam Fairholm on September 12, 2013 in Site News

We spend a lot of time on our data over at IMVDb. Many hours a day are spent by us and our contributor team finding videos, verifying credits, and making sure IMVDb is as complete as possible. We also have thousands of contributions from users - things like a single… Read More

Late last week, we launched a large update to IMVDb. All this week, we're going to be writing and tweeting about these new features and how you can use them. Today, we're checking out one of the main updates - our brand new video page and two new features: music… Read More

The goal at IMVDb has not just been to build a database of music videos, but to use that database to create new ways to find and watch music videos. There was a time when discovering new music videos meant turning on the TV and watching whatever Carson Daly wanted… Read More

A few months ago, we introduced the IMVDb Moderator Program, where we somehow convinced a bunch of awesome folks to help us check your music videos credits in exchange for nothing but “Thanks, guys!” comments over Google+. Because of their help, we now accept videos and credit submissions much faster,… Read More

Out of the many things that social media has changed, music video production is definitely on the list. While most films require some amount of on-set secrecy, most of the time you can find pictures and video from a music video set from crew and the artists themselves. Even if… Read More

The way it has previously worked at IMVDb is users submit content, we moderate it, and then it goes up on the site. However, IMVDb users aren't all just anonymous people. Since launched our page management feature in late 2012, we've had more than 800 pages claimed on IMVDb. So… Read More

Introducing IMVDb Mobile

Posted by Adam Fairholm on May 13, 2013 in Site News

If you're visiting IMVDb, there's a good chance that you're visting it on a phone. A lot of our traffic comes via mobile, and although you could technically access the site through your phone, it wasn't always easy. That's why we're very excited to announce that starting today, when you… Read More

Promote Companies on IMVDb

Posted by Adam Fairholm on May 4, 2013 in Site News

Today we're very excited to announce a new feature we've been working on for quite some time: the ability for companies on IMVDb to promote themselves throughout the site. It's easy, and you can get set up today. The concept behind it is simple: if you represent or run a… Read More

Introducing IMVDb Charts

Posted by Adam Fairholm on April 18, 2013 in Site News

Today we're excited to introduce a new feature that we've had in the works for a while - IMVDb Charts! Billboard is taking online views into account for their charts, and iTunes publishes their top-selling music videos, but we felt like there wasn't a place for top charts dedicated to… Read More


Posted by Adam Fairholm on March 8, 2013 in Site News

No doubt you have seen something mentioning South by Southwest appear in you Twitter or Facebook feed lately. It starts today in Austin, Texas, and IMVDb is headed down there to check out what is happening in the world of music videos at SXSW. There will be a music video… Read More

Up until now, it has literally just been two people (Doug and myself) entering and moderating data on IMVDb. That was fine when we were getting 3-4 video submissions a day, but in the past few months we've been faced with a really great problem to have: way too much… Read More

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