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Are music videos worthless?
I usually check out new bands on youtube and it will almost always be a live clip. If they can't play the song well live I usually don't give them another go.

I don't know that this article was a a particularly strong argument for music videos. It didn't seem to answer any questions it raised, seemed to agree with the title question but didn't commit to it and then wound up not really saying anything at all.
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Mainstream TV and radio has become such a honed nugget of trash, that it serves its purpose perfectly. To mindlessly entertain people for a bit so they don’t have to think about what’s going on around them.

the throngs of people who look at music, television and art as nothing other than a stream of vibrations to stop their soul from being an anchor to the bottom of the ocean of existence.

So long as we're not being elitist about it, or anything...
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Are music videos worthless?
The funny part is that I know bands that gained new fans by getting their music on 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom.
The article is naff really. No issue. MTV has more than 1 channel dedicated to music videos.
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Are music videos worthless?
life, eh!
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Aye I am oldschool, i prefer to go to youtube to hear and see a song rather than use spotify to just hear it. Call me old fashioned... but thats just how i roll and all that
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I think we are forgetting that two of the three biggest pop songs of 2012 (STIUTK and Gangnam Style) got their fame off the back of their viral video clips.

Video clips still work, just in a very different way. And artists use the success they bring at their own peril. You can either get huge like Justin Bieber, or fuck it up like OKGo.

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How exactly have OKGO fucked it up? They still amass millions of views for their videos and have a pretty decent following/fanbase etc.
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They do?

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23 million for Needing/Getting, 14 million for White Knuckles, 38 million for This Too Shall Pass. I think they're doing just fine for themselves.
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i find most videos incredibly silly. unless you're gonna get chris walken to dance & fly in your video, what's the point? posing on the beach...a cliff...a forest...yawn. sometimes you see something really innovative or clever...but rarely. i love however music videos that show the recording process, in the studio. springsteen has quite a few of these, which i quite like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut1manvfghm

i wish we could see more videos showing how a song was created, produced...shameless plug, here's mine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkhtqwzggny
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...then half-price tickets for their OAF show in 2011...

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So older still?

Even, the meaning of viral between then and now has changed a lot since then. 5 years ago, the most viewed video on YouTube was still Evolution of Dance with 80 million views.

Gangnam Style got that many views in the past fortnight.

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I once dubbed someone with the nickname Bunnings. As in they were such a tool they were a building full of them. Unfortunately for them, the nickname stuck.

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Bit harsh to compare ANYTHING to Gangnam Style, though. Not even STIUTK can keep up with that thing.
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I still enjoy watching music videos. My dream job would be a music video director but sadly I'm not creative.

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Are music videos worthless?
I miss when the 'bottom of the barrel' was something to be avoided instead of exploited for all it's apparent worth. MTV and all the shithouse crap they play may well be a 'distraction' as gumbuoy said, but how low must your attention span be to be distracted by a show about bogan slappers who get knocked up at 16? I think I am more in danger of being bored than distracted.
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There needs to more music videos of bands on tour, shot in Black and White with slo-mo montages of the band doing what they love but with cut scenes to backstage or a tour bus to show how exhausted they get being rockstars then to finish with the band on stage rocking-the-fuck-out as the crowd goes wild and the house lights come on.

Yeah thats what I'm talking about. Or what BC said earlier.

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The cost of music video production is pretty intense for something what will predominantly be viewed on YouTube. With YouTube being a double edge sword in that through YouTube a music video is an advertisement that will be there forever, but it is limited in that it has to be sort out by an active audience, what means there not much chance for a small unknown band having their music being heard by new ears through YouTube, unless it has something special to it e.g. OK GO, phy…. Yet small bands are also fucked on Traditional distribution methods such as [V] and MTV, what can reach new ears as it focuses on a more passive audience, as these broadcasters have a number of restrictions to their playlist, as they have to reflect the aria charts, core demographic, what records companies are pushing, etc.

Whilst I agree that it sucks that Artists get zero royalties for video plays on YouTube and Vimeo, & whilst it is fair to say that these sites basically condoned piracy all I can think in response to that was MARTIN ATKINS speech at Face the music this year. ‘IF PEOPLE AREN’T STEALING YOUR MUSIC, YOU’RE FUCKED
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Are music videos worthless?
i have add. i can't listen to music and watch the clip atthe same time. i listen to music (like right now),whilst typing this and running some background programs. mp3 killed the video star
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I miss when the 'bottom of the barrel' was something to be avoided instead of exploited for all it's apparent worth. MTV and all the shithouse crap they play may well be a 'distraction' as gumbuoy said, but how low must your attention span be to be distracted by a show about bogan slappers who get knocked up at 16? I think I am more in danger of being bored than distracted.

dude, i didnt say that. i was mocking the original piece for being elitist.
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