In 2010, the average cost to produce a music video ranged from $200,000 to $500,000. It usually costs nothing to view a music video, with the condition that the viewer watches advertisements on the video site or television channel that hosts the music video.
As of August 2015, some popular country music videos include "Stay" by Florida Georgia Line, "Drink a Beer" by Luke Bryan and "Whatever She's Got" by David Nail. "That's My Kind of Night" by Luke Bryan and "Chillin' It" by Cole Swindell are also popular.
Websites with many free music videos include YouTube, Vimeo and the Music Genome project. These sites feature free old and new music videos in a variety of genres.
Whether music found online can be used for free or not depends on the copyright terms. Most music that carries the Creative Commons attribution is free for use in non-commercial projects. Check with the copyright holder for more information.
People can access free music videos through the YouTube website. They can also stream free music videos through the Vevo and Vimeo websites. Google, Sony Music and Universal Music all own Vevo.
MTV and YouTube are only two of the many websites that allow viewing of music videos online. Both platforms allow the listener to search for specific music videos or watch the highly recommended ones.
YouTube offers a selection of free music that can be added to any videos uploaded to the service without risk of copyright violation or additional cost. Other free music can be found through royalty-free music websites such as the Free Music Archive or on music creation services such as SoundCloud.
On Vimeo.com, users can legally watch and download music videos posted by thousands of different artists and record labels. As of 2015, Vimeo only provides download support to Windows and Mac users; however mobile users can still potentially download videos using a web browser compatible with Vimeo.
YouTube.com, Vimeo.com and Yahoo.com are among the sites that offer free streaming music videos. Other sites include Vevo.com, MTV.com and CMT.com. Some such as YouTube and Vimeo feature a variety of music styles, while MTV features top 40 popular music and CMT is devoted solely to country music.
YouTube.com, Vevo.com, Yahoo.com and MTV.com offer music videos for people to watch and listen to online. YouTube.com's #Music channel offers a wide variety of videos from various music genres and many playlists. The channel has over 90 million subscribers as of July 2015.