Types of Music videos

Performance Music Videos

Performance music videos focus on the artist and his performance. Performance videos mainly target the pop and rock genres. The artist would be performing on the stage with his band in front of the audience. Performance videos are cheaper to produce as no additional setting is required. But apart from the advantages these music videos at one point could be boring and also they could lack creativity.

Narrative Music Videos

Narrative videos are when there is a story playing in the music video. While these videos cost more to record or produce, they also engage the audience more easily.

Concept Music Videos

Concept music videos usually have no storyline and have no relation with the lyrical content of the song. The video usually has no concept, no plot to follow. It is interpretive and could have polysomic ending therefore leaving up to the audience to decide. It is usually the most remembered by the audience due to its uniqueness and creativity.

Animation based music videos

These videos are simply partially or entirely animated music videos. Since it is entirely digital, and props, venues, cameras and other equipment aren’t needed.


Usually fan made, comedic versions of well known music videos. The lyrics are usually changed but the style and the rhythm is the same.

Lyric videos

Lyric videos display the lyrics of the song. They may be displayed over a video footage, over pictures, textures, solids or over CGI (3D models background). Text is synced to the music. Lyric videos transformed into little movies in time, became very popular.

The two best types of music videos for a starting up musician/band are the lyric and the performance videos. Just starting in the music industry, the most important is to get something out there even if you don’t have a great budget. These 2 types of videos are the easiest to produce, record and edit on a budget, while still achieving a decent quality.

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