The quality of homemade videos has gone up with the ease of making them - not the way the relationship with art and commerce always works. Nowadays, anyone with a laptop and the right software can make a music video that at least sounds decent, and lots of editing software out in the ether can help you make the visuals match the music. If it still sucks? Operator error.
Here are some of the latest videos uploaded on MadeLoud.
Ex Machina - "Beneath Neon Skies"
Ah, nothing like time-lapsed nature scenes to get you in the right frame of mind to enjoy epic instrumental music from London. Rock on...slowly.
Beast Boy of Vendetta Nation - "Makin' Money"
An Edgar Allen Poe quote announcing the entertainment company starts this off almost gothically...but then, we're transplanted to Jacksonville, Florida. The time? During the recession. The solution? "Makin' money" and dancing around in your swimsuit. Red solo cup is a must.
Best line: "I love my lawyer."
Philos Moore - "Talkin' Maybe Mayday Blues"
Philos my man, be careful on that roof! God, the foliage is lovely, though. Is that what it looks like in Alabama? Dang it.
Jeremy Jackson - "Stay"
The world needs more slow jams. Unsurprisingly, we learn that to impress your lady, a rose, a new pair of shoes, and a home-booked meal really can't hurt. Gratuitous butt shots in this video, too.
Produxk - "She's A Murderer"
Pushing the metaphor to its breaking point, Produxk wants you to know that she really is a murder - like, not just romantically, apparently. Arrest her!