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This past weekend’s YouTube Music Awards presented an interesting conundrum for this column. The show labeled its performances as “live music videos,” and pulled in big-name directors to help put them together. But they were pretty much still performances, except with extra stuff going on. Unfortunately, the YouTube people made the mystifying decision to keep… More »

Are music videos on the way out? I don’t know. Probably not. A million of the things seem to materialize on YouTube every day, and they’re probably still the best way for younger artists to introduce themselves to the curious public. But more and more, big acts seem to be forgoing the music video for… More »

Obviously, the best music-related video of the past seven days is the yelling goats remix of Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble,” and the second best is Wale attempting to fight a Toronto Raptors announcer during a game. Neither of these, however, is an actual music video, so I had to pick five others. More »

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Tom Breihan | February 21, 2013 - 9:35 am

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Tom Breihan | January 6, 2012 - 3:14 pm