Music Video History

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  • Gramophone was invented

    Gramophone was invented
    Edison invents the gramophone in the USA, which shifted from music being solely live to an audiovisual experience to a recorded audio on various forms of discs.
  • Fischinger experiments with sound

    Fischinger experiments with sound
    Fischinger experiments with sound/vision sycnchronisation on film.
  • First film with sound

    First film with sound
    First sound film, which was 'The Jazz Singer'.
  • Peak Period of MGM Hollywood musical

    Peak Period of MGM Hollywood musical
    The MGM peak period of the hollywood musical.
  • Walt Disney released Fantasia

    Walt Disney released Fantasia
    In 1940 Walt Disney released Fantasia an animated film based around famous pieces of classical music.
  • Elvis Presley records first song

    Elvis Presley records first song
    Elvis Presley records his first song- "Thats all right" (mama).
  • Scopitone was invented

    Scopitone was invented
    Scopitone was invented in France in 1960
  • Uk's first music TV Programme

    Uk's first music TV Programme
    UK's first music TV Programme - 'Ready Steady Go'
  • The Beatles release the song - "A Hard Days Night"

    The Beatles release the song - "A Hard Days Night"
    The beatles release the film and album, A Hard Days NIght (Richard Lester ,UK)
  • Top of the Pops Tv Programme begins

    Top of the Pops Tv Programme begins
    Top of the Pops Tv Programme begins on the BBC in 1964.
  • The Monkees TV Show begins

    The Monkees TV Show begins
    The Monkees TV Show begins on the NBC in United States of America.
  • The Beatles release TV Promos

    The Beatles release TV Promos
    The Beatles release TV Promos for "Pemnny Lane and Strawberry Fields Forever.
  • Queen release "Bohemian Rhapsody"

    Queen release "Bohemian Rhapsody"
    Queen release "Bohemian Rhapsody video" which was directed by Bruce Gowers was aired on aired in 1975.
  • Buggles - "Video Killed the Radio Star"

    Buggles - "Video Killed the Radio Star"
    Buggles - "Video Killed the Radio Star" video was released in 1979, it was also the first music video played on MTV. The video itself was directed by Russel Mulcahy.
  • David Bowie releases "Ashes to Ashes"

    David Bowie releases "Ashes to Ashes"
    David Bowie releases "Ashes to Ashes" music video which was directed by David Mallet and David Bowie himself.
  • MTV Begins

    MTV Begins
    MTV (Music Television) was the phenomenon that gave so much importance and power to the music video of an artist.
  • Michael Jackson releases his music video 'Thriller'

    Michael Jackson releases his music video 'Thriller'
    Michael Jackson released his music video 'Thriller', which was directed by John Landis. The'Thriller' video was soon voted the most influetialpop music video of all time.
  • MTV Video Music Awards were launched

    MTV Video Music Awards were launched
    MTV Video Music Awards were launched in 1984.
  • VH1 Began

    VH1 Began
    VH1 began in 1985, it was an american cable television based in New York City.
  • Live Aid concert took place

    Live Aid concert took place
    Live Aid was a concert that took place in 1985 , the concert was billed as the 'global jukebox' it was held at the Wembley Stadium and was attened by 72,000 people.
  • MTV- Europe was launched

    MTV- Europe was launched
    MTV - Europe was launched in 1987, it was broadcasted to 1.6 million homes.
  • MTV - Europe reaches 3.5 million subscribers

    MTV - Europe reaches 3.5 million subscribers
    MTV - Europe acheives 3.5 million subscribers.
  • Madonna- Express Yourself wins award

    Madonna- Express Yourself wins award
    Madonna - Express Yourself wins best director award, as it was dircted by David Fincher.
  • MTV - Launches 'The Real World' documentary

    MTV - Launches 'The Real World' documentary
    MTV - Launches 'The Real World' which was a fly on the wall documentary following the lives of seven people sharing a New York loft.
  • REM: Everybody hurts video wins best director award

    REM: Everybody hurts video wins best director award
    REM: Everybody hurts video wins best director award as it was directed by Jake Scott.
  • VH1 was launched in the UK

    VH1 was launched in the UK
    VH1 was launched in the UK in 1994.
  • Fatboy Slim video wins best director award

    Fatboy Slim video wins best director award
    Fatboy Slim - Praise You , video wins best director award as it was directed by Spike Jonze.
  • Launch of MTV Dance

    Launch of MTV Dance
    Launch of MTV Dance in 2001.
  • YouTube Launches in 2005

    YouTube Launches in 2005
    YouTube was launched in 2005, it is a video-sharing website, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005, on which users can upload, view and share videos.
  • ITunes Launched in 2005

    ITunes  Launched in 2005
    ITunes Launched in 2005 which allows people to download music and videos from the internet. There was 1 million downloads after 20 days.
  • The Jonny Cash Project

    The Jonny Cash Project
    The Jonny Cash allows audiences to produce amd contribute to the video, which is an example of Web 2.0.