MTV: Music Video Killed The Radio Star

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A music video or song video is a short film integrating a song and imagery, produced for promotional or artistic purposes. Modern music videos are primarily made and used as a marketing device intended to promote the sale of music recordings. Music videos are mainly targeted at teenagers these days and young adults. Artists benefit from increased exposure and additional forms of revenue. The two music videos that will be covered in this essay, Psy – Gangnam style, Michael Jackson – thriller.
In 1981, MTV: Music Television goes on the air for the first time ever, The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star” was the first music video to air on the new cable television channel, which initially was available only to households in parts of New Jersey. MTV went on to revolutionize the music industry and become an influential source of pop culture and entertainment. Michael Jackson's
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YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small, YouTube is a Google company. YouTube completely changed the way music videos were made instead of having to wait for your favourite’s song to hopefully be on MTV, YouTube made it so that you could just search up any song and watch it wherever and whenever you want. The music video of "Gangnam Style" by recording artist Psy, was directed by Cho Soo-hyun. The music video was filmed in Seoul for 48 straight hours. The video was premiered on July 15, 2012 and was later made available to download digitally on October 19. The song launched Psy into the stratosphere of pop music, easily making him the most famous K-Pop singer in the world and helping raise the profile of his genre. As of writing this post, the video sits comfortably at 2.016 billion views, a number reached in just under two
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