This would become a popular form of entertainment known as the illustrated song , the first step toward music video. Talkies, soundies, and shorts[ edit ] In , with the arrival of " talkies " many musical short films were produced. Vitaphone shorts produced by Warner Bros. Animation artist Max Fleischer introduced a series of sing-along short cartoons called Screen Songs , which invited audiences to sing along to popular songs by "following the bouncing ball", which is similar to a modern karaoke machine.
The bands got more famous, and the world got more Carson Daly. Launching in , MTV solidified the budding relationship between directors and musicians. So powerful, in fact, that their song and video "Another Brick In The Wall" was banned in South Africa after becoming a prominently recognized protest song. Other communities insist that watching The Wall is a rite of passage: In , Michael Jackson released renowned album "Thriller", and in its video. Traditional filmmaking techniques adapted for the musical medium were monumental in catapulting music videos into the mainstream.