MTV 2014 VMA Liveblog

Posted by Adam Fairholm on August 22, 2014 in Event Coverage

This year, as we are accustomed to doing, we shall liveblog the MTV VMAs. We'll be around most of the day updating with interesting bits and pieces, but our official start in 8pm EST. (function() { var lb24 = document.createElement('script'); lb24.type = 'text/javascript'; lb24.id = '24lbScript'; lb24.async = true; lb24.charset="utf-8";… Read More

Did you guys know that butts rule the internet? It’s true. Exhibit A of this claim is Nicki Minaj’s newest music video for “Anaconda,” directed by Colin Tilley. Released just two days ago, the video has already racked up over 37 million views, and it now holds the record for… Read More

Hi IMVDB heads! It’s your boy Chris Black aka Yung John Coffey aka Gulluh Guluh Island! The good folks at IMVDB have decided that it would be a good idea to give me a column (send all hate mail to doug@imvdb.com & adam@imvdb.com). Before I continue, let me give a… Read More

It’s impossible to make a music video that takes place on a dark highway without drawing comparisons to “Karma Police” by Radiohead. That’s why it’s no surprise that a lot of the articles covering director Hiro Murai’s new video for “Gold” by Chet Faker reference the 1997 Jonathan Glazer classic.… Read More

Come Blog For Us!

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

Director Lance Drake gives us a taste of what life would be like in a video game in the video for “Wasted Love” by Steve Angello. The lyrics of the song, sung by Dougy Mandagi of The Temper Trap, talk about a person giving all of themselves to the one… 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

FRINGE MUSIC FIX's Weekly Top 5 (8/17)

Posted by Adam Alexander on August 17, 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 August 17th, 2014.… 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

If you like weapon wielding lady pop stars in your music video, this is week is your jam! It's your jam because both of the top two videos this week feature deadly divas – including Ariana Grande with rocket boobs and Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora rocking Kill Bill style… Read More

In most cases, garage sales are the worst. They’re full of people trying to get way too much money for their old garbage and other people trying to pay way to little for the one pair of nice shoes that are actually worth buying. They also attract hoarders by the… Read More

Lil Wayne has always been down to play with the idea that he is a little off. He's had albums with titles like I Am Not a Human Being, and a few months ago he was definitely the most unhinged of the Young Money participants in "Senile." But Lil Wayne… Read More

There was a time in the mid/late 2000s where we finally could easily upload and distribute videos on the internet (thanks, YouTube), and we were binging on all the things that we could share. For a while we all decided that our new favorite thing were these little funny clips… 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

Sinéad O'Connor has been in the game for over 25 years, dating back to 1987 with the release of her first album The Lion and the Cobra. In her newest music video for "Take Me To Church," she looks back on her career and life as a musician, reflecting on… Read More

In the music video for "Lullaby" by Professor Green feat. Tori Kelly, director Alex Herron pulls off a pretty tough category of music video - an emotionally touching narrative. Split between some simple performance segments featuring Green and Kelly, the video concentrates on the story of a young teen in… Read More

We’ve been big fans of OMG! Everywhere for several years now. If you haven’t heard of OMG! Everywhere, it’s a non-profit run by music video directors that offers free summer camps to kids in New York, Los Angeles, Oakland, and London. The directors serve as counselors and collaborators, and work… Read More

FRINGE MUSIC FIX's Weekly Top 5 (8/10)

Posted by Adam Alexander on August 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 August 10th 2014. http://imvdb.com/video/tkay-maidza/u-huh Emerging teenage… Read More

It’s the end of the day on Friday, y’all! That means it’s time to put on a pair of comfortable shoes, let your hair down, and head over to Applebee’s for happy hour. But first, you gotta get your weekly taste of popular music videos. You should start with the… Read More

What would you do if you lost everything? If you just woke up tomorrow morning on a mattress in an empty lot, shirtless, dirty, and disoriented. Dancer Phillip Chbeeb finds himself in that situation at the beginning of the video for “Don’t” by Ed Sheeran, directed by Emil Nava. We… Read More

Full disclosure, I don’t think I’ll ever have as much fun in my life as the dudes in The Fall Four have in the video for “Siren Song.” In three minutes, director Kyle Cogan manages to pack every single fun activity that I wish I had the time, energy, or… Read More

We should start this week off by saying that we’re already at Applebee’s getting drunk at happy hour, so if this post is a little rambley and incoherent, blame it on the 2-4-1 house wines. At the top of the list this week is "Chasing The Sun" by Hilary Duff,… Read More

Only a couple of days after “Roar” by Katy Perry moved into the top 10 most watched music videos of all time, Katy is back with the release of her latest music video for “This Is How We Do,” directed by Joel Kefali. The video pays homage to modern pop… Read More

People love giving MTV crap about their abandonment of music videos, but how soon we all forget that MTV had a whole show that ran for 10 years that was just about making music videos. It was called "Making The Video" and although no new shows are being produced, it… Read More

LA-based singer/songwriter BANKS teams back up with director Barnaby Roper on the video for her new single “Beggin For Thread.” The sexy, black and white video has many stylistic similarities to BANKS and Roper’s last collaboration, “Brain,” with this video also featuring dust-covered dancers whose choreography matches perfectly with the… Read More

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