While MTV — the cable television station featuring music videos of popular rock and pop bands — officially launched in 1981, the history of the music video actually dates back to the early 20th century before audio on screen was mainstream. But how did this experimental and obscure format develop into one of the music industry's most popular artistic mediums? It's time to press the rewind button and hear the incredible true story of how music videos came to be.
Join New York Adventure Club as we explore the evolution of the music video over the past century — from sound-on-film pioneers, to the innovation of the video jukebox, to the MTV explosion of the 1980s.
Led by award-winning author Will Friedwald — one of the most respected and widely-read historians of music and popular culture — our virtual discussion and analysis of the origins of the music video will include:
Afterward, we'll have a Q&A with Will — any and all questions about music videos are welcomed and encouraged!
Can't make it live? Don't worry, you'll have access to the full replay for one week!
See you there, virtually!
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***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week
Will Friedwald is a featured arts writer for The Wall Street Journal and Vanity Fair, and the award-winning author of ten books on music and popular culture, including the new Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Life and Music of Nat King Cole, as well as A Biographical Guide To The Great Jazz And Pop Singers, Sinatra: The Song Is You, Stardust Melodies, Tony Bennett: The Good Life, Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies, and Jazz Singing. He has written over 600 liner notes for compact discs, received ten Grammy nominations, and appears frequently on television and other documentaries. He is also a consultant and curator for Apple Music.
"Very detailed info, smoothly presented. Learned much." -Joel
"I always enjoy Will's encyclopedic knowledge, and whenever I sign up for one of his events, I know I'll be introduced to videos I've never seen anywhere else. Great fun." -Wayne
"I loved the wide variety of information and videos presented." -Martin
"The wide array of music videos that were presented, and the historical development of the genre." -Ken
"The host made the presentation very lively, entertaining and very informative. I enjoyed the subject and the vintage photos presented." -Gwendolyn
"I loved the photos , video clips and just overall passion for the history." -Maggie
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