The very first short musical films in the USA made specifically for television were the Snader Telescriptions More than 1000 short musical presentations were filmed for use as television filler between 1950 and 1954.
Many of the earliest MTV videos came from Great Britain. The effect of MTV and music videos can be seen in the British band Duran Duran . This band had great visual appeal and made interesting videos but was not receiving radio airplay as of 1981. Showing of the band’s videos on MTV made it immediately popular.