Music Video

Are music videos broken?

Despite racking up almost 800 million views, the directors of 2014’s Turn Down For What have revealed the video was made on a shoestring budget that earned them barely $4 an hour. What’s gone wrong?

How I Got Here: Crackstevens

Filmmaker Akinola Davies (aka Crackstevens – named for his love of Cat Stevens) has created videos for the likes of Blood Orange and Kate Tempest. Here he talks about growing up between Nigeria and Kent, and the challenges faced by people of colour in the creative industries

Sónar at 25: festival of the future?

Sónar is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, while its creative conference offshoot Sónar+D is now in its sixth year. As part of our creativity in music series, we visit the festival to see whether its work hard, play hard culture is worth the hype

How I Work: Oscar Hudson

Oscar Hudson has directed some brilliant music videos. We talk to the London-based filmmaker about his process, getting inventive with camera angles and directing a video for Young Thug after his infamous no-show