Top 10 Ways Musicians Are Using Vine

Vine-logoVine, the iOS app that allows you to take short shaky videos and loop them incessantly, has been a big hit. I've been a bit of a skeptic but it's hard to deny that sometimes creativity can come in the form of 6 second video clips that can be looped individually or chained with more such clips. So I decided it was time I went in search of interesting and entertaining ways musicians are using Vine.

Some people are baffled by the cassette subculture, others by the popularity of Vine. I counted myself among the latter until I viewed the following Vines by musicians though my favorite is Vinetune which was created for some musicians by an ad agency.

Flying Lotus – "Playing Dilla for herbie"

Top 10 Musical Uses Of Vine

1) Express your inner pain like Action Bronson. (Via The FADER.)

2) Play can you name this song? like Paul McCartney. (Via Mashable.)

3) Hire some professionals to create your own Vine app like Masters In France.

4) Have some fun at industry events like Dapuntobeat. (Via Remezcla Musica.)

5) Use Vinepeek to start your own channel like Oxmo Puccino.

6) Show off your famous friends like Flying Lotus. (Via The FADER.)

7) Share your love of disco like Dan Deacon. (Via MTV Hive.)

8) Thank your fans like Jared Leto. (Via Mashable.)

9) Remind us you're special like Prince and say to hell with fair use.

10) Bust a move like Tyler The Creator. (Via seenive.)


Hypebot Senior Contributor Clyde Smith (@fluxresearch/@crowdfundingm) also blogs at All World Dance: Videos and maintains Music Biz Blogs. To suggest topics for Hypebot, contact: clyde(at)fluxresearch(dot)com.

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