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Music Video’s Second Aesthetic?

Carol Vernallis

in Unruly Media: YouTube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199766994
eISBN:
9780199369010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766994.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

MTV’s first broadcast happened in 1982. Music video has since undergone shifts in technologies and platforms, financial booms and busts, and changing levels of audience engagement. While music videos ... More


Digital Style: Francis Lawrence and Dave Meyers

Carol Vernallis

in Unruly Media: YouTube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199766994
eISBN:
9780199369010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766994.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter addresses questions of music video authorship through an analysis of two directors. Dave Meyers’s work succeeds through semiotic overload, sometimes overturning viewers’ expectations ... More


Collective Listening: Postmodern Critical Processes and MTV

Andrew Dell'Antonio

in Beyond Structural Listening?: Postmodern Modes of Hearing

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237575
eISBN:
9780520937024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237575.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter looks at the idea of the intention of a musical text in the context of music videos and MTV. The ideal appraiser for such musical texts is the collective and not individual as the music ... More


Composing with Technology: The Artist-Composer

Holly Rogers

in Sounding the Gallery: Video and the Rise of Art-Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199861408
eISBN:
9780199332731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861408.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This chapter uses the specificities of analogue video to argue that the genre has a double lineage that runs through music and art histories. The theoretical work of Gene Youngblood, André Gaudreault ... More


Reconfiguring Music Video: Beyoncé’s “Video Phone”

Carol Vernallis

in Unruly Media: YouTube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199766994
eISBN:
9780199369010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766994.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Hype Williams’s video for Lady Gaga and Beyoncé’s “Video Phone” draws on both YouTube and cinema. Beyoncé’s earlier videos share little with “Video Phone”’s clashing models of good and bad sexuality. ... More


Introduction: Unruly Media: YouTube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema

Carol Vernallis

in Unruly Media: YouTube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199766994
eISBN:
9780199369010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766994.003.0000
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The Introduction begins with the problem of defining post-classical cinema, music video, and the YouTube clip. It advances definitions of these genres through consideration of stylistic features, ... More


Audiovisual Change: Viral Web Media and the Obama Campaign

Carol Vernallis

in Unruly Media: YouTube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199766994
eISBN:
9780199369010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766994.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Music video played a key role in Obama’s 2008 election. Tapping into an audiovisual history unavailable to McCain and Clinton, Obama supporters distributed music video clips from Facebook to YouTube; ... More


Unruly Media: YouTube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema

Carol Vernallis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199766994
eISBN:
9780199369010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766994.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book argues that we’re on the crest of a new international, intermedial style in which sonic and visual parameters become heightened and accelerated. This audiovisual turn, driven by digital ... More


A Music Video Canon?

Carol Vernallis

in Unruly Media: YouTube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199766994
eISBN:
9780199369010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766994.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Music video aesthetics have seeped into other genres, and music video directors like Michel Gondry and Spike Jonze are altering the landscape of feature films. But there are no archives for music ... More


Music Video, Songs, Sound: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Carol Vernallis

in Unruly Media: YouTube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199766994
eISBN:
9780199369010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766994.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter shows how Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind establishes structure and projects a sense of musicality. Its story’s lacunae emerge through a bewildering number of flashbacks as well as ... More


Introduction

Holly Rogers

in Sounding the Gallery: Video and the Rise of Art-Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199861408
eISBN:
9780199332731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861408.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This chapter argues that a change in terminology from video art to video art-music will better acknowledge the inherent audiovisuality of the video medium. In addition to laying out the contextual ... More


Thinking through Sampling, Literally

Laurel Westrup

in Sampling Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199949311
eISBN:
9780199364749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199949311.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter examines a recent sampling genre, the “literal video.” Literal videos sample MTV-era music videos and pair them with new lyrics that comment “literally” on what happens in the video. ... More


Filming the Bhangra Music Video

Anjali Gera Roy

in More Than Bollywood: Studies in Indian Popular Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199928835
eISBN:
9780199369751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928835.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Popular

Bhangra—a hybrid popular music mixing dhol beats with reggae, hip-hop, and rap—is derived from a Punjabi folk performance style of the same name. Punjabi scholars trace Bhangra’s origins to a harvest ... More


Jacking the Dial: Radio, Race, and Place in San Andreas

Kiri Miller

in Playing Along: Digital Games, YouTube, and Virtual Performance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199753451
eISBN:
9780199932979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753451.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on musical experience in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. By withholding conventional soundtrack music and giving players control over an in-game radio system, the game designers ... More


Music Video into Post-Classical Cinema

Carol Vernallis

in Unruly Media: YouTube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199766994
eISBN:
9780199369010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766994.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter argues that music video has shaped today’s digital cinema and YouTube. While critics and scholars have long noted and even complained about “the new MTV style,” there hasn’t been much ... More


Introduction

Arved Ashby

in Popular Music and the New Auteur: Visionary Filmmakers after MTV

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199827336
eISBN:
9780199369560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827336.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Pop songs are no longer the awkward cinematic stepchild to traditional orchestral underscoring, but have become a powerful and often unpredictable element in their own right. This unpredictability is ... More


Popular Music and the New Auteur: Visionary Filmmakers after MTV

Arved Ashby (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199827336
eISBN:
9780199369560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827336.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Music videos widened the creative vocabulary of filmmaking, starting with the launch of MTV in 1981, and continuing through the expansion of cable TV and the proliferation of the PC and of digital ... More


“Single Ladies” Is Gay: QUEER PERFORMANCES AND MEDIATED MASCULINITIES ON YOUTUBE

Harmony Bench

in Dance on Its Own Terms: Histories and Methodologies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199939985
eISBN:
9780199333134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939985.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

“‘Single Ladies’ Is Gay: Queer Performances and Mediated Masculinities on YouTube” explores the participatory culture of “viral choreographies” and analyzes the explosion of male dancers’ versions of ... More


The New Cut-Up Cinema

Carol Vernallis

in Unruly Media: YouTube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199766994
eISBN:
9780199369010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766994.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

David Bordwell calls the new post-classical cinematic mode “intensified continuity.” Stylistic markers include prowling cameras, constant reframing, and rapid-fire editing. While many scholars have ... More


Listening Sideways: The Transgenre Work of Rita Indiana

Sydney Hutchinson

in Tigers of a Different Stripe: Performing Gender in Dominican Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226405322
eISBN:
9780226405636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226405636.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the biography, novels, songs, and performances of Dominican novelist/songwriter Rita Indiana, showing how her works push audiences to confront uncomfortable truths about gender ... More


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