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Should More Artists Use Instagram Photos To Create Music Videos—Or Is The Recent Trend Going To End Soon?

Submitted by on August 15, 2012 – 10:34 amNo Comment

Looks like Ellie Goulding beat Alicia Keys to the punch! Recently, Swizz Beatz‘s wife asked her fans to post Instagram photos that represent their idea of “a new day.” She also asked them to include the hashtag “#Aknewday” so that she’d be able to go through to pick out her favorites. Then, she planned on using her selections in the music video she’s putting together for her latest single, “A New Day.” But, unfortunately, she won’t be the first artist to use this method to create a video. It seems that the British pop star Goulding, best known in the United States for her song, “Lights,” has already created a video using Instagram photos for her song, “Anything Could Happen.”

As you can see by taking a look at the video, Goulding has used all kinds of different photos to create her video. There are photos of hearts drawn on foggy windows, sunsets, rain boots, lakes, balloons, and…well, we think you get the point. She had almost four minutes of time to fill, so she used photos of everything to help her get her message across loud and clear.

So, is this the new way that artists will be creating music videos? We think so. For one, it’s a cheap way to create a video for a song. You don’t have to hire some big-budget director to come in. You don’t have to rent a location out. Hell, you don’t even have to sacrifice any of your own time to make yourself a video! All you need to do is hire someone to find Instagram photos and stitch them together. It’s also a great way to get your fans involved in the process. Not only will they enjoy seeing their photos in your videos. But, they’ll also like knowing that you care about their input.

So, what do you think? Will we be seeing more videos featuring Instagram photos? And, do you like it—or do you think artists should shy away from using this technique? Let us know in the comments section.

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