Dancing to a pacific beat: music video in Papua New Guinea

Document Type

Book chapter

Publication details

Hayward, P 2007, 'Dancing to a pacific beat: music video in Papua New Guinea’, in R Beebe & J Middleton (eds), Medium cool: music videos from soundies to cellphones, Duke University Press, Durham, pp. 124-137. ISBN: 9780822341628


Music videos are available on more channels, in more formats, and in more countries than ever before. While MTV - the network that introduced music video to most viewers - is moving away from music video programming, other media developments signal the longevity and dynamism of the form. Among these are the proliferation of niche-based cable and satellite channels, the globalization of music video production and programming, and the availability of videos not just on television but also via cell phones, DVDs, enhanced CDs, PDAs, and the Internet. In the context of this transformed media landscape, Medium Cool showcases a new generation of scholarship on music video.