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#1
take nirvana nevermind a classic album where every song is awesome but they made music videos to only 4 of there songs why don't rock bands make music videos to all
there songs on there album
#2
Generally bands only release music videos for their singles, as the money for the videos comes from the label trying to promote the song.
#5
Quote by chaoticfables
What? Every song in the universe has a music video to accompany them.
well
Lil Wayne has released several music videos, working with many directors, as well as featuring in many other artists music videos as well. Before Lil Wayne went to jail he shot 20 to 30 music videos to keep his fans interested in his music.[1]
#6
So let me get this straight. You want an ALBUMS worth of music videos?
Are you, like, a troll, or are you really that incapable of just listening to music like the band intended?

For the hell of it: Because they can only divide soo much money between band expenses to do a few music videos per album.
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#8
It's not practical. It costs too much money.
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#9
Quote by harrytruman
why can't every song be a single


Record labels don't want to pay for every single song to be released on its own. They want to release the "best" songs because it will make them the most money, and drive album sales. In theory.
#10
why cant people use punctuation and capital letters to indicate where one thought ends and the other begins its really annoying reading shit like this TS because it reads like one big unbroken sentence and it can be difficult to decipher do you understand what im saying do you feel me bro
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why cant people use punctuation and capital letters to indicate where one thought ends and the other begins its really annoying reading shit like this TS because it reads like one big unbroken sentence and it can be difficult to decipher do you understand what im saying do you feel me bro

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#12
Quote by Joshua Garcia
So let me get this straight. You want an ALBUMS worth of music videos?
Are you, like, a troll, or are you really that incapable of just listening to music like the band intended?

For the hell of it: Because they can only divide soo much money between band expenses to do a few music videos per album.


how come mariah carey has over 98 music videos and prince 130 music videos but nirvana 8
Last edited by harrytruman at Feb 4, 2014,
#13
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how come mariah carey has over 98 music videos and prince 130 music videos but nirvana 8


because kurt died and mariah carey and prince didnt
#14
Quote by bifteksupernova
Harry Truman?!?!

I didn't like Nirvana did you?

nirvana is awesome
#15
Quote by Joshua Garcia
So let me get this straight. You want an ALBUMS worth of music videos?
Are you, like, a troll, or are you really that incapable of just listening to music like the band intended?

For the hell of it: Because they can only divide soo much money between band expenses to do a few music videos per album.

yes if had my way every rock band like
nirvana
peal jam
live
red hot chill peppers
blur
would have music videos to all there songs
#18
I don't really even see the point in having a music video anymore tbh.
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#21
Quote by harrytruman
how come mariah carey has over 98 music videos and prince 130 music videos but nirvana 8


Nirvana had 8 hits. Prince as 130. Simple math, really.
#22
Quote by Joshua Garcia
I don't really even see the point in having a music video anymore tbh.



They're more useful now than ever. It's about dat viral marketing.
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#23
There's a funny thing called money. Also, if you want to watch music videos all day long, go watch movies.
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#24
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There's a funny thing called money. Also, if you want to watch music videos all day long, go watch movies.

sorry but that reason why i watched mtv in the 1st place [before they put on crappy shows] because i wanted to see alt rock grunge and metel music videos
#26
Quote by harrytruman
sorry but that reason why i watched mtv in the 1st place [before they put on crappy shows] because i wanted to see alt rock grunge and metel music videos

Okay, good for you. How about you go watch MTV now, seeing as it might help you grow some new brain cells.
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#27
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Okay, good for you. How about you go watch MTV now, seeing as it might help you grow some new brain cells.

mtv sucks now with the shows like awkward and teen wolf
#29
Quote by harrytruman
how come mariah carey has over 98 music videos and prince 130 music videos but nirvana 8

Are you dumb? We keep telling you. Most artists don't have the money to fund shit loads of music videos. Just because two huge, rich as fuck artists have tons of videos doesn't mean it's practical for your average musician.
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#30
Quote by YeahKyuss
Nirvana had 8 hits. Prince as 130. Simple math, really.


To be fair, the amount of time between Smells Like Teen Spirit becoming a hit and Cobain dying was just over 2 years. Not a whole lot of time to be a hit machine.
#31
Quote by harrytruman
well
Lil Wayne has released several music videos, working with many directors, as well as featuring in many other artists music videos as well. Before Lil Wayne went to jail he shot 20 to 30 music videos to keep his fans interested in his music.[1]

Yeah, that's what I said. Every song has a music video. Every song.
#32
I think TS is a multi

Or perhaps just a troll.....

Anywhos, this question has been answered reasonably well. It's all about the money being invested/circulated into the band. Music videos are a marketing technique, generating an industry/job market for those that could benefit from selling music. Such as people hired on to direct/cast/makeup/lighting/cameras/catering and all the money inbetween.

Not to mention the money involved making the "music" in the first place.

You don't generally make a music video unless you have the intention to make and spend a copious amount of currency in the production. In which case you have a production company/promoter funding the whole operation.

Nirvana had music videos because they had so much financial interest surrounding them it was ridiculous. Therefore, everyone that had a foot in the door was going to make an attempt to capitalize on that interest. Ergo, Kurt Cobain realizes he's just another cash cow making money for other people.

So he detonates his face with a shotgun

That's why bands don't have music videos

Because the frontman will die

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#34
I'm glad MTV doesn't show music videos anymore cause I would be so ****ing sick of seeing angry white kids headbanging in unison in abandoned warehouses.
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#36
I imagine they would if it was the "Music videos 24 hours a day" kind of deal, I mean it would make sense to appeal to all audiences as possible.
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#37
Quote by harrytruman
why can't every song be a single

Because singles are generally considered to be the "good" songs on an album.

Quote by harrytruman
how come mariah carey has over 98 music videos and prince 130 music videos but nirvana 8


Because both of those artists have been relevant (and alive) for far longer than Nirvana ever was, and they are also far more successful.

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nirvana was awesome

Fixed that for ya.

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yes if had my way every rock band like
nirvana
peal jam
live
red hot chill peppers
blur
would have music videos to all there songs

Look at me everyone! I'm a 90s kid! Everything was so much better in the 90s!

OT: At the end of the day it does not make sense financially for a band to record a video for each of their songs. Unless they do what Meshuggah did and do it for peanuts, there's no way any band will do a video for every single one of their songs.

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#38
Didn't beyonce make an album with 14 songsd and music videos a few month ago?
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#39
You need to create your own for some songs

a la Dark Side of the Moon and The Wizard of Oz
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And remember who you are
‘Cause there's nothing here for you my dear
And everything must pass
#40
Quote by harrytruman
sorry but that reason why i watched mtv in the 1st place [before they put on crappy shows] because i wanted to see alt rock grunge and metel music videos

what age are you?
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
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