The Stylist B. Akerlund on Her Looks for Beyoncé and Other Stars

The stylist B. Akerlund has emerged as the go-to person for pop stars who want an edgy, fashion-forward look for their videos and tours. Including looks from Beyoncé’s new album.

    







The Source Article

ArtsBeat: Beastie Boys Fight Online Video Parody of ‘Girls’

On Monday, the band released an open letter to GoldieBlox, a San Francisco-area start-up that makes toys and games designed to encourage girls to learn about science and technology.

    







The Source Article

YouTube Pulls Off a Chaotic, but Watchable, Awards Show

This first YouTube Music Awards was a show of essentially no consequence, but one that valued a theoretically equal playing field, risk-taking, resilience in the face of failure and evanescence.

    







The Source Article

Pop Music Videos? I Want My YouTube!

Thirty years after MTV’s first Video Music Awards, videos are as important as ever for music success. But it is now the YouTube hit that labels covet.

    







The Source Article

Jay-Z Is Rhyming Picasso and Rothko

Jay-Z invited friends from the art world to a filming of a video of his art-centric song “Picasso Baby.”

    
The Source Article

ArtsBeat: Bowie Video Is Restored to YouTube

A video for David Bowie’s song “The Next Day” was briefly removed from YouTube after complaints, but was restored.

    



The Source Article

ArtsBeat: Follow-Up to ‘Gangnam Style’ Hits No. 5

Psy’s follow-up to “Gangnam Style” made it only to No. 5 on the singles chart, despite its online popularity. Pink’s “Just Give Me a Reason” took the top spot.

    



The Source Article

Stars of a Violent Music Video Found Guilty for Real-Life Violence

Some of the performers in a rap video depicting armed robbery were found guilty of committing similar crimes in the Bronx and Westchester County.

The Source Article