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Most Expensive Music Video Ever Made



According To Wikipedia recent research and update, We presents The lists of the most expensive music videos ever made, with costs of $500,000 or more. David Bowie’s video for the 1980 single Ashes to Ashes was the first music video to exceed this sum. Janet Jackson leads with six videos on the list, while Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, and Ayumi Hamasaki have five each. Hamasaki, T-ara and B.A.P are also the only Asian artists to appear on this list. Madonna has made four appearances in the top 5 making her the artist with the most expensive videos of all time put together. Mylène Farmer has made 3 appearances. TLC, Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, Guns N’ Roses, and MC Hammer appear on the list twice. Joseph Kahn has directed four videos on this list while Hype Williams and Wataru Takeishi have directed three videos on the list. Nigel Dick, Mark Romanek and John Landis appear twice on this list, the latter with videos both directed for Michael Jackson.
Mark Romanek, the director of the, as known, most expensive music video, Michael and Janet Jackson’s “Scream”, has denied the claim saying that there were two other music videos from the same era which cost “millions more” than the video for “Scream”.
The following was the most expensive music video of all time with the cost of production at the time of released and its inflation-adjusted 2016.
Artist(s) Name, Song title, The Video Director, The Original air date and Production Inflation-adjusted PC (2016) indicated as [*] are shown in this list below:

1. Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson “Scream” Mark Romanek, May 1995 $7,000,000[*] $10,870,714
2. Madonna “Die Another Day” Traktor[citation needed] October 22, 2002 $6,100,000[*] $8,025,365
3. Madonna “Express Yourself” David Fincher May 17, 1989 $2,000,000 – 5,000,000[*] $3,817,987 – $9,544,966
4. Madonna “Bedtime Story” Mark Romanek, March 10, 1995 $5,000,000[*] $7,764,796
6. Michael Jackson (featuring L.T.B.) “Black or White” John Landis[citation needed] November 14, 1991 $4,000,000[*] $6,949,426
7. Guns N’ Roses “Estranged” Andy Morahan[citation needed] December 1993 $4,000,000[*] $6,552,407
8. Gwen Stefani “Make Me Like You” Sophie Muller, February 15, 2016 $4,000,000[*] $4,000,000
9.Puff Daddy (featuring The Notorious B.I.G. & Busta Rhymes) “Victory” Marcus Nispel[citation needed] March 31, 1998 $2,700,000[*] $3,919,906
10. MC Hammer “2 Legit 2 Quit” Rupert Wainwright, November 1991 $2,500,000[*] $4,215,675
11. Mariah Carey (featuring Jay-Z) “Heart breaker” Brett Ratner[citation needed] August 16, 1999 $2,500,000[*] $3,551,239
12. Janet Jackson “Doesn’t Really Matter” Joseph Kahn, June 28, 2000 $2,500,000[*] $3,435,266
13. Busta Rhymes & Janet Jackson “What’s It Gonna Be?!” Hype Williams & Busta Rhymes[citation needed] March 12, 1999 $2,400,000[*] $4,047,048
14. Celine Dion “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” Nigel Dick[citation needed] July 29, 1996 $2,300,000[*] $3,470,252
15. Michael Jackson “Bad” Martin Scorsese, August 31, 1987 $2,200,000[*] $4,582,367
16. Backstreet Boys “Larger Than Life” Joseph Kahn[citation needed] September 14, 1999 $2,100,000[*] $2,983,040
17. Michael Jackson “Remember the Time” John Singleton[citation needed] February 3, 1992 $2,000,000[*] $3,372,540
18. Missy Elliott “She’s a Bitch” Hype Williams[citation needed] May 1, 1999 $2,000,000[*] $2,840,991
19. George Michael “Freeek!” Joseph Kahn[20] 2002 $2,000,000[3] $2,505,638
20. Ayumi Hamasaki “My Name’s Women” Wataru Takeishi[citation needed] March 16, 2005 $2,000,000[*] $2,423,241
21. Ayumi Hamasaki “Fairyland” Wataru Takeishi[citation needed] July 16, 2005 $2,000,000[*] $2,423,241
22. Ayumi Hamasaki “Green” Kazuyoshi Shimomura[citation needed] December 17, 2008 $1,600,000[*] $2,423,241
23. TLC “Unpretty” Paul Hunter[citation needed] August 29, 1999 $1,600,000[*] $2,272,793
24. Guns N’ Roses “November Rain” Andy Morahan[citation needed] June 2, 1992 $1,500,000[*] $2,529,405
25. Blackstreet & Janet Jackson (featuring Eve & Ja Rule) “Girlfriend/Boyfriend” Joseph Kahn[citation needed] March 23, 1999 $1,500,000[*] $2,130,743
26. Madonna (featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.) “Give Me All Your Luvin'” Megaforce, February 3, 2012 $1,500,000[*] $1,577,885
27. MC Hammer “Here Comes the Hammer” MC Hammer[citation needed] January 1, 1991 $1,300,000[*] $2,354,636
28. The Fugees “Ready or Not” Marcus Nispel,  August 29, 1996 $1,300,000[*] $1,961,447
29. Kanye West “Stronger” Hype Williams[citation needed] July 2007 $1,200,000[*] $1,369,475
30. Duran Duran “The Wild Boys” Russell Mulcahy[citation needed] 1984 $1,000,000+[*] $2,277,707
31. Michael Jackson “Thriller” John Landis[citation needed] December 2, 1983 $1,000,000[*] $2,613,465
32. Janet Jackson (with Nelly) “Call on Me” Hype Williams[citation needed] July 26, 2006 $1,000,000[*] $2,347,639
33. The Sisters of Mercy “Dominion/Mother Russia” Andrew Eldritch[citation needed] February 1988 $1,000,000[*] $2,000,844
34. The Rolling Stones “Love Is Strong” David Fincher[citation needed] 1994 $1,000,000[*] $1,596,542
35. TLC “Waterfalls” F. Gary Gray[citation needed] 1995 $1,000,000 [*] $1,552,959
36. Sisqó (featuring Foxy Brown) “Thong Song” (remix) Little X[citation needed] 2000 $1,000,000[*] $1,374,106
37. Britney Spears “Toxic” Joseph Kahn[34] January 13, 2004 $1,000,000[*] $1,252,819
38. Kanye West (featuring Lupe Fiasco) “Touch the Sky” Chris Milk[citation needed] April 2006 $1,000,000[*] $1,173,820
39. Ayumi Hamasaki “Jewel” Wataru Takeishi[citation needed] November 2006 $1,100,000[*] $1,291,202
40. Mylène Farmer “L’Âme-stram-gram” Ching Siu-Tung[citation needed] 1999 $1,000,000[*] $1,420,495
41. Janet Jackson “I Get Lonely” Paul Hunter[citation needed] March 1998 $1,000,000[*] $1,451,817
42. Ayumi Hamasaki “Virgin Road” Masashi Muto[citation needed] September 27, 2010 $1,000,000[*] $1,085,152
43. T-ara “Cry Cry / Lovey Dovey” Cha Eun Taek November 11, 2011 $1,000,000[*] $1,051,923
44. B.A.P “One Shot” Kang Ji Won & Kim Ki-bum February 12, 2013 $915,000[*] $929,509
45. Britney Spears “Work Bitch” Ben Mor October 1, 2013 $850,000[*] $863,479
46. Pia Zadora “Heartbeat of Love” Dominic Sena[43] 1989 $800,000[*] $1,527,195
47. Britney Spears “Oops!…I Did It Again” Nigel Dick[citation needed] April 10, 2000 $750,000[*] $1,030,580
48. Mylène Farmer “California” Abel Ferrara[citation needed] March 20, 1996 $700,000[*] $1,056,164
49. David Bowie “Ashes to Ashes” David Bowie & David Mallet[46] May 1980 $582,000[*] $1,671,487
50. Britney Spears “Hold It Against Me” Jonas Åkerlund[49] February 17, 2011 $500,000[*] $507,929
51. Mylène Farmer “Pourvu qu’elles soient douces” Laurent Boutonnat[citation needed] September 12, 1988 $500,000[*] $1,000,422
52. Siddharth Mahadevan “Malang” Aditya Chopra December 2013 $741,181[*] $763,957
53. Britney Spears “Piece of Me” Wayne Isham[51] December 14, 2007 $500,000[*] $570,615
54. 2NE1 “Come Back Home” Teddy Park March 4, 2014 $500,000[*] $499,789

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How To Set Up Internet TV/Live streaming And Monetize Your content [The Final Steps] Updated



The Set -Up (My Recommendation)
If you have not being following up from the past tutorial on this topic, Click here to read the basic requirement you need for this setting up.
I assume you have design your website that will be your internet TV platform, something like or .TV as you desire.
In the designing of your website, i will advice you to run on WordPress premium host not free host and use a premium media theme for a TV website look. Media premium theme can be purchase at or other sites that sells premium theme but free WordPress theme can be use as well but not free host. using WordPress you will have the advantage of using abundant media plugins with your premium host, and if you do not know out to design hire a website designer out there to do the stress for you.
The Technology (My Recommendation)
I mentioned in the first article that there are lots of method out there but We are using youtube technology because setting up with YouTube is as free as air and will still serve the same purpose as premium hosting platform if you get it right and the interesting part is the ability to monetize your contents with YouTube. The simple techniques here is just that we are using YouTube as our backstage or the control room for what people will be watching on your website.yes a form of back end technology.
How To set Up Your YouTube To Stream to your website [Step by step approach]
– Sign up for a gmail account if you do not have one before
– Use the gmail to sign up and login on to set up a YouTube account.
– Create a YouTube channel and name it if you do not have one before
– Upload a short original contents of yours. DO NOT UPLOAD VIDEOS THAT IS NOT YOURS This will enable you to test your YouTube account and set it up for verification, good standing and monetization.
– Go to the settings in your YouTube account to verify your account by following the simple procedure prompt and make sure your status is in good standing.
– Enable live streaming in the creator studio, this will give you two options of starting streaming live now which will enable you to start streaming now and it stops automatically when your streaming ends. And the second is to schedule streaming for later hour. As for the live streaming now which is what we are going to teach now, you can preview your streaming before going live.
Therefore, in this final tutorial i will teach how to start live streaming now and people will be watching all over the world from your website right now.
Oops!! Can i get popcorn to eat and a glass of juice?(LOL) yes! its getting juicy right now i guess?

Start Live Streaming Now
Before i forget, create a page on your website that you will use as your tv page and serve as your unique link where people can visit directly to watch live directly like .
_ Install on your PC you want to use, a newer or an updated version of media live encoder 3.2 software or download from adobe website. Ensure you download the right bit of 32 or 64 bit depending on your PC operating system. The adobe media live encode provide two partition monitor screen: One is to preview what your camera is capturing while the second is to view what pictures of what you are about to be stream to the other end.

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Click here to read You-tube Comprehensive Guide on setting up YouTube live streaming [Open It In another Browser]
Having knowledge from the above link, i believe you need to be thinking and getting the next steps ahead of me.
– Go to your YouTube channel, locate live event(beta) at your left hand side and click

– Set up your event and name it
– Choose your ingestion settings e.g your streaming bit rate and all that as recommended
– By now your camera or capturing device must have been connected to your PC and ensure you can preview what you are about to stream from the fist monitor face of your media live encoder software
– set up the video frame base on your bit rate and the audio settings inside the encoder and save it. Then Copy your streaming channel ID code from the settings into your media live encoder software and save it. Encoding process must begin.
– You will notice the encoding process inform of file transfer at the downside of your media live encoder, and their live streaming starts. yes! you are now streaming live.
– Do not forget to be switching between your encoder and your YouTube to monitor the streaming progress and check for any possible error if you are accessing both from the same PC. Did you just scream whoa!! do not be too happy, just one more step…
– Hurry up to your website TV page and embedded the YouTube code of your live event to the page and update or save that page so that anyone visit your site can watch live directly from your website by just clicking on the play button on your website TV page, just like you press play to watch YouTube videos. The trick here is that YouTube is just your backstage while your website is the performing stage or back end technology. yes! its this simple.
There are two way you can monetize your contents
1. You can monetize any live streaming events by enabling the monetization option while setting up your live events
2. Set up automatic YouTube video monetization in your YouTube settings so that it will prompt you while setting up live streaming or pre-package contents.
Traffic will keep coming for the video enthusiast if your website has the internet TV look. Therefore, apart from live events, keep uploading your well edited pre-packaged TV contents on YouTube like your TV shows, skits, comedy, events etc and embedded it on your website so that people watch directly, i believe if you have the right content people can watch, you will be getting the traffic and the money will come from your contents monetization and adverts on your site.
Internet TV is this simple if you follow the steps, feel free to comments and ask questions.

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List of internet tv in nigeria and thier web tv websites



List of Internet TV In Nigeria and their Web tv websites

Television transition from the traditional tv channels has enjoyed an unprecedented boost in recent times with more media agencies and tv contents establishment embracing the Web TV technology or an Internet TV.

Nigeria Television Industry is no an exception as more traditional TV stations have established an active online presence to boot thier tv audience coverage all over the world. presents you with the notable pioneer of Internet tv or web TV channels in Nigeria. While most combine Live Tv with prepackage, some provide on demand video streaming services.

Web TV for the most part conveys a similar broadcast content as live streaming substance on end-client gadgets. It is commonly seen through sites, Web applications and portable applications that straightforwardly associate with a backend office where broadcast content is changed over into Internet bundles and sent over the organization. The substance is then decoded by the beneficiary gadget and is shown on the gadget program or application. Over a decent Internet association and utilizing an upheld gadget, the Internet TV experience is like ordinary link/dish TV broadcasting.

Web TV (Internet TV) is the way toward broadcasting or conveying broadcast substance to end client figuring gadgets over the Internet. Web TV makes it conceivable to see a similar TV stations on an Internet-empowered gadget as opposed to link, satellite, recieving wire or other regular broadcasting advancements.

Web TV is otherwise called Web TV.

The list of internt tv channels resents here are not all but notable but we hope to update this list to make it fresh and recents.

  • LiveTVNG
  • Channels TV. Web. Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Soundcity Africa
  • HipTV. Web. Nigeria.
  • TV Continental (TVC) Web. Lagos, Nigeria.
  • TVC News. Web. Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Emmanuel TV. Web. Lagos, Nigeria.
  • NTA News24. Web. Abuja, 
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Futhermore, new innovation can change the manner in which we get news and diversion, however. Radio tested papers in the mid 1900s, and TV tested radio. Presently, it looks like customary TV has its own rival, however it’s not one that is handily isolated from TV. It even has TV in its name – it’s the thing we’re presently calling Internet TV.

there are three essential expense structures for Internet TV:

Free: Aside from the charge you pay for Internet network, numerous Internet TV locales or channels don’t cost anything. A considerable lot of these free destinations are upheld by promoting, so pennant advertisements may appear around the site, or short plugs may play before you watch recordings. It might appear to be somewhat troublesome to hang tight for video, yet it’s the lone route for the Web website planners to bring in cash and offer quality substance for you to watch. Also, the stand by is rarely excessively long – promotion lengths can go from a couple of moments to 30 seconds, which is as yet more limited than most advertisements.

Membership: This works actually like your link bill. You normally pay a month to month expense for a specific number of channels or on-request video. Costs are continually changing since Internet TV is in its beginning phases, yet memberships can cost just $20 and as much as $120, contingent upon the quantity of channels you need.

Pay-per-see: Pay-per-see recordings or webcasts can cost nothing if the webpage is free

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How To Set Up Internet TV Livestreaming



  1. I have been helping people to set up internet TV and rendering live TV or live streaming services for corporate events organiser, churches, wedding, concerts etc People all over the word watch directly from your internet TV website on their smartphone, tablet, laptop as its happening live or from your pre-package contents. I can say that I’ve earn a braging right when it comes to this. lol if you want to confirm, just google “How to set up internet TV and monetise it” my article is sure to be on google first page. Are you clapping already, don’t mind me, people say I’m funny. lol.

Due to popular demand I’m giving out a link to comprehensive how to set up internet TV and monetize your contents.

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Better still, i will discuss in this article how to setup livestreaming using OBS Studio.

How To Setup Livestreaming Using OBS Studio

OBS Studio is an open source encoder software that allow you to set up livestreaming to so many li estimating platform provider like : Facebook live, twitch, YouTube, and so many others.

But this article will cover how to livestream using OBS Studio.


1. Download the latest version of OBS Studio for OBS website, you can google for more precise link.

2. Setup your youtube ready for livestreaming and make sure that all your youtube live settings are ready include making sure your youtube account is eligible for livestreaming.

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3. Launch OBS studio, as a first timer, it will prompt you to either use auto configuration or you want to use custom settings. I’ll recommend  you chose auto settings which will automatic chose the best setti gs configuration for your devices.

4. Chose your streaming destination from number of list. Chose youtube as your streaming destination. It will ask you for your youtube secret streaming key code.

5. Copy your youtube streaming key and paste inside your OBS studio as prompted and save it.

6. Open your OBS Studio interface and switch to studio mode by clicking the right hand corner switch button.  Then click capture icon in your OBS studio timeliness view. (NOTE : AT THIS POINT YOU MUST HAVE CONNECTED YOUR CAMERA OR HDMI VIDEO SOURCE TO YOUR CAMERA VIA CAPTURE DEVICE)

7. Click on add capture video source to select the video source for your video capture which could be any external video source like the camera or hdmi source connected to your laptop and it might also be your webcam, depending on your prefered video source.

8. Customised the captured video to your taste in the preview mode of the OBS studio mode, once you are okay with all your customisation like title, scrolling text etc.

9. Click on transition on the OBS studio timeliness to enable your customised capture source to be position for livestreaming, then click on start streaming at the right hand side of the OBS studio timelines interface, boom your video is now streaming and you can confirm the streaming progress on your youtube channel and read all other statistics as regards numbers of views, streaming health, live chats etc and even share the youtube livestreaming link with the public.

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How To Embed YouTube Livestreaming on your website.

Just click on the share button  under the title pane of the streaming video link, click on the embede and copy all the codes, Head onto your wordpress site and edit the page you wish to show the livestreaming in an html mode, paste all the embeded code copied from YouTube into the page and save, reload the page and click play button, your live video is live for your website user to watch

If you need further questions  and guide, use the comment section to ask and all your questions will be answered .

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