The Purpose Of Music Videos & How It Has Changed

Below are various links to songs, artists and companies mentioned in the above podcast:



Warner Bros – Wikipedia

Looney Tunes – Wikipedia (example song: Smile, Darn Ya, Smile)

Soundies example – Dixiairs in Southland

Musical films – Wikipedia

Top Hat – Wikipedia (example song: Cheek to Cheek)


The 1950’s

Tony Bennett – Wikipedia


The 1960s -1980

Pink Floyd – Wikipedia (example song: ‘San Francisco’)

The Kinks – Wikipedia (example song: Dead End Street)

Peter Whitehead – Wikipedia

David Bowie – Wikipedia (example song: John, I’m Only Dancing)

Queen – Wikipedia (example song: Bohemian Rhapsody) [Blog post – The Impact of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody]

David Bowie – Ashes to Ashes

Grease – Wikipedia (example song: Greased Lightnin’)

Village People – Wikipedia (example song: Y.M.C.A.)



MTV – Wikipedia

Top of the Pops – Wikipedia

David Bowie – China Girl

Video Music Awards Show – Wikipedia

The Bangles – Wikipedia (example song: Walk Like An Egyptian)

Kylie Minogue – Wikipedia (example song: The Loco-Motion)

Michael Jackson – Wikipedia (example song: Thriller)

Queen –  Under Pressure


1992 – 2004

Madonna  – Wikipedia (example song: Vogue)


Steps – Wikipedia (example song: 5,6,7,8)

iFilm – Wikipedia

YouTube – Wikipedia


2005 – 2016

OK Go – Wikipedia (example song: Here It Goes Again)

Vevo – Wikipedia

Apple – Wikipedia

iPod – Wikipedia


Main sources and further reading:

Wikipedia – Music Videos

Quora – The Point Of Music Videos







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