Music Video - History and Development

History and Development

Development of the music video
  • Illustrated song
  • Soundie
  • Musical short
  • Musical film
  • Insert
  • Scopitone
  • Audio to video sync
  • Lip dub

In 1894, sheet music publishers Edward B. Marks and Joe Stern hired electrician George Thomas and various performers to promote sales of their song "The Little Lost Child". Using a magic lantern, Thomas projected a series of still images on a screen simultaneous to live performances. This would become a popular form of entertainment known as the illustrated song, the first step toward music video.

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