If you are an aspiring musician who wants to be known in the industry, then one way of doing it is by launching a music video. The entire process is easier said than done but try to let your creativity flow. Do everything that has to be done whether it is playing solitaire online, eating with your band mates, getting ideas from friends and whatnot.
Besides, there are many platforms where you can promote the MV you have just created like in video sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo, social media sites similar to Twitter and Facebook. Contrary to what people think, you don’t always have to spend huge amount of money to create a stunning music video. The most important thing is, you have a great team, a compelling idea and well thought budget.
There are production companies that indeed charge ridiculous amount of money even for the simplest videos; but you know you and your team can do it.
If you want to save though, you may give a rising producer or filmmaker the chance and they’ll be happy to do the project at a lower price, at times, free of charge. After all, this is a win-win situation for them since they will have something to add to their portfolio.
What Song to Play?
Say that you have settled everything, the next thing that you should do is by finding the right song. To ensure that you will make the right pick, here are few things that you have to take into mind.
Think of a Recycled Old Song or Something New
It’s going to take eat a lot of your time to film, edit and finally, produce the music video. If the song is roughly 3 minutes long or longer, your new single may have been out when you have published the video. Ideally, choose songs that does well before or use singles that’s planned for future release.
For a minute pass in your music video, it’ll take your team about 2 to 10 hours of work which includes shooting, editing as well as finishing. Needless to say, the longer the hours you put in, the bigger the risk that your team will let go of the project. So instead, see to it that your song will inspire your band. Remember, MVs show your authentic expression and feelings.