The epic conclusion of our two part series! See what happens below! Thanks again to all the peeps who helped! Part 2 includes: Robby Starbuck Leach McKissock Isaac Ravishankara Matt Wells Michael Q. Schmidt Dugan O'Neal Ryan McNeill Read More

What Are You Doing This Summer?

Posted by Doug Klinger on July 27, 2012 in News

Frequent listeners of the Music Video Land podcast know that one of our favorite things in the world is OMG Everywhere!, a nonprofit based in LA that allows kids to collaborate with working music video directors through camps, workshops, and afterschool programs. Many of the directors we have interviewed on… Read More

  Some of the most disgusting, misinformed, and illegible sentences ever written can be found in the comment section of a YouTube video. Any YouTube video. Even the cute, inspirational ones of little kids and cats get their share of belligerent trolling. This is particularly true when it comes to… Read More

What Are You Doing Wednesday Night?

Posted by Doug Klinger on July 16, 2012 in News

This Wednesday (July 18, 2012), will launch the new monthly screening series from the LA Music Video Festival called "LAMVF Spotlight." Wednesday's event will feature director Isaiah Seret and be held at The Downtown Independent Theater in Los Angeles. According to the Facebook event page, Isaiah will take you "through some of… Read More

The 2012 Vimeo Festival+Awards was early last month. Wish you had been there? Well, guess what, I WAS! And if you give me about 4 or 5 minutes, I can fill you in on all the haps!  First off, some background: the Vimeo Festival+Awards is a hybrid award show and… Read More

We've known for a while now that Vevo's content deal with YouTube is up at the end of the year, but we've recently started to see some rumblings of how that negotiation is going. Today's article from the LA Times about Vevo founder Doug Morris' thoughts on the partnership gives… Read More

I was lucky enough to be able to attend the amazing 2012 Vimeo Festival+Awards (more on that next week) last month in NYC. While I was there I had the chance to sit down with Blake Whitman, the VP of Creative Development at Vimeo, to talk about the festival, the community, and… Read More

While we're all out celebrating our patriotism in the United States of America today, I thought it might be a good time to direct your attention to the most popular way music videos display their American pride: by putting up a giant American flag and doing something in front of… Read More

Animated GIFs are great! We all love them, this is well documented... And music video related animated GIFs might literally be the greatest thing in the world! This is also well documented. But, with all of the One Direction and Justin Beiber animated GIFs out there on the webs, finding… Read More

Lana Del Rey is back and making a video for "National Anthem", which has one hell of a premise: rapper A$AP Rocky as JFK and Lana portraying Jacqueline Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe. Lana loves her preview clips, so today we get one featuring Lana and A&AP in their roles staring at each… Read More

A few months ago, I (Doug) went to LA to interview some directors in person and get on the set of a real live music video. This is what happened. Thanks to everyone who was in this for being so awesome. Part 1 includes: Amanda Curtis Robby Starbuck Adam Rothlein… Read More

First Music Videos

Posted by Doug Klinger on June 19, 2012 in Interviews

Back when MTV played music videos regularly, the way a band was depicted in their music video could literally make or break their career (this guy knows what I’m talking about). Although no one discovers new music by watching MTV anymore, music videos are still a way for bands to present themselves… Read More

For those of you not familiar with Canada's tendency to have a counterpart to most American entertainment franchises, the equivalency chart for music award shows goes something like this: Grammys = Juno Awards MTV Music Video Awards = MuchMusic Video Awards It just so happens that the MuchMusic Video Awards… Read More

While in New York back in April, I linked up with Chike from Creative Control as he shot the music video for “Hardknocks” with Joey BADA$$ and CJ Fly. Here are some of the cool things I saw.    Read More

Welcome to Our New Blog

Posted by Doug Klinger on June 13, 2012 in Site News

Welcome to the Music Video Blog—a blog about music videos, creators, artists, and the industry as a whole. This blog, along side the Music Video Land podcast, is a way to help tell the story of music videos as an art form. For a small glimpse into what… Read More

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