Music videos are becoming more and more popular as an art form. And with the rapid increase of social media share bands and musicans would be crazy not to be releasing them regularly right! The power of a Music Video is incredible and there is an ocean of creative juices to choose from!
Most important is the way music videos connect with an audience, especially music videos with a message – regardless of it being good or bad. This is clear from the media hype surrounding Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’, and Miley Cyrus’ ‘Wrecking Ball’ – both videos set off so much debate and discussion both online and in person. But what messages are these videos sending?
Music Video provide ways for people to express ideas in a way that’s friendly to the general public. Even if videos are sometimes tasteless and offensive in content, the discussion around them is mostly productive and is, in most instances, a silver lining to the raincloud that the video may bring.
Media in general is a powerful tool, and I can’t seem to be fully opposed to videos that provoke such a strong, impassioned reaction from almost everyone.
Music videos can be used as a beautiful art form: a way for artists to visually interact with their audience and craft their distinctive persona. However, as the media’s need for ‘shock factor’ grows, their primary function becomes apparent. Music videos are just another form of advertising.
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