History of Music Video 1 of 4: Before MTV

Taught by Tommy Sowards (Veteran LA Producer, Documentarian, Actor) - take a look at Tommy's bio.


Location: Online via Zoom


Maximum Spots: 30 spots



- Early: $25.00

- Normal: $30.00

- Late: $360.00


Student age: 14+


Class dates:

- Thursday 16 June


Class time: 5-6:30p PST / 6-7:30 MST / 7-8:30 CST



In the beginning, Hollywood Movie Studios aligned with record companies to promote their own artists’ songs, giving birth to the big screen “musical”, thus creating a permanent marriage between the film and music industry. Some studios, such as Warner Bros, even created their own record companies. Judy Garland, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Frankie and Annette were amongst the first crop of singers to use cross musical promotions.


Films, TV shows and Saturday morning cartoons were early pre-MTV methods of promoting music too. “The Wizard of Oz”, “Singing In The Rain”, “Beach Blanket Bingo” (Beach Party Movies) , “Partridge Family”, and more all had fine examples of music videos in them. This is how it all started out.




Class Materials:

- Pen/Pencil and Paper

- Solid internet connection with Zoom

History of Music Video 1 of 4: Before MTV

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