The Museum Exhibition of Music Videos

Thirty-five years ago, almost no one understood the need for music videos.  Hell, when MTV first signed on in the summer of 1981, they had a very difficult time getting cable companies to carry the channel.

But as time passed, music videos not only became important sales and promotional tools, but they also evolved as an artform.  

The Museum of Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, New York, is now devoting an exhibition to the art of the music video.  When it opens April 3, clips like this will get some serious art world love.

(Via New York Times)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “The Museum Exhibition of Music Videos

  • March 15, 2013 at 2:31 pm
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    …and now, of course, videos are hardly ever seen on television — unless, of course, you call YouTube television. Much more important, these days, is for artists to have an EPK that gives fans, talent buyers, and business people a brief portrait of the themselves, and the music they make… An art gallery for THAT'd be a good idea!

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