Drone-Shot Music Videos Attracting Attention and Driving Chart Positions
Drones are being adopted in all sorts of areas to sometimes literally give a new look at things. Which means they eventually will show up in music videos. One video using a GoPro/drone combo used Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli’s "Time To Say Goodbye" as background music and drove it up the charts. Another takes a fairly simple concept and capitalizes on the odd movement qualities of drones.
Fireworks filmed with a drone
Jos Stiglingh posted the video on his YouTube channel where it's gotten over 9.2 million views. GoPro also posted it with over 600,000 views.
As reported by Billboard, Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli’s "Time To Say Goodbye" initially served as background music to the fireworks display. Before the song was removed for "copyright reasons" the videos helped push it to over 4.1 million U.S. plays in the first week recorded.
Rammstein's “Feuer Frei” comes in at no. 29 on the Streaming Songs chart for an appearance in a dramatic altercation/wedding proposal video. By being first on the video it got the streaming credit on YouTube kicking Robbie Williams to the curb.
DJ Dodger Stadium – Love Songs
Using a drone to shoot a video that capitalizes on their odd movement quality, DJ Doger Stadium reminds us that being early to use a new technology in a music video is a smart marketing move.
Bonus Drone/GoPro News:
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