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57 Innovative Music, Albums and Artists

From Digital Albums to Tween Idol David Archuleta

— November 11, 2008 — Pop Culture
Rarely does TrendHunter.com cover music, but David Archuleta is a name worth mentioning. The 17-year-old American Idol finalist has caused so much buzz in the media this week, we can’t not mention him.

Tween and teen girls adore him, yet while some media outlets herald his upbeat, teenie-bopper, hand-holding tunes, others report David Archuleta left them flat.

This is precisely why we steer away from covering artists, but once in a while, a singer creeps onto the radar that truly is doing something cutting edge, or pioneering a new scene like young David Archuleta.

The slideshow below highlights some of the best music innovations we’ve seen, from free albums to bizarre or user-generated music videos.
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VideoSongs
VideoSongs
Radiohead - Chopin Mash-Up
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Groundbreaking Music Marketing
Groundbreaking Music Marketing
World's First Mobile Album
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MP3s by the Album
MP3s by the Album
Sub Pop Online Store
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Music Video Shopping
Music Video Shopping
GET Interactive Ad Venture Tech
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User Generated Music Videos
User Generated Music Videos
Michael Jackson's Beat It Spoof
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Celebs Impliment Viral Strategies
Celebs Impliment Viral Strategies
Missy Elliott Lets Fans Name Album, Goes 3D
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Foreground Meets Background in OK Go's Latest Viral Music Video
Foreground Meets Background in OK Go's Latest Viral Music Video
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Beatles Go Digital
Beatles Go Digital
Downloadable Album To Debut in 2008
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MySpace Recruitment
MySpace Recruitment
Alicia Keys Finds Backup Singers Online
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Flash Drive Albums (Pt. 2)
Flash Drive Albums (Pt. 2)
JLo Releases Album on USB
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Sarah Palin Music Tributes
Sarah Palin Music Tributes
'Song for Sarah' is a Russian YouTube Hit
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Most Fans Paid NOTHING for Radiohead Album (UPDATE)
Most Fans Paid NOTHING for Radiohead Album (UPDATE)
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Music Video Advertisement
Music Video Advertisement
Alesha Serenades a Ford Focus
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Interactive Music Video
Interactive Music Video
Viral Bob Dylan Album
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Music Video Advertisements
Music Video Advertisements
Madonna & Sunsilk
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Flash Drive Albums (Pt. 3)
Flash Drive Albums (Pt. 3)
Erykah Badu Goes Digital
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Political Micro Fame
Political Micro Fame
‘Joe the Plumber' To Become a Singer?
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Lasers Instead of Cameras
Lasers Instead of Cameras
Radiohead's 'House of Cards' Music Video
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Fan Created Music Videos
Fan Created Music Videos
Bjork Invites Public to Create Video for 'Innocence'
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DIY Music Videos
DIY Music Videos
Animoto Slide Shows (VIDEO)
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Musical Politics
Musical Politics
Celebs Sing 'The American Prayer' For Obama
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Advertising Musicals
Advertising Musicals
Sony Ericsson Walkman Commercial
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Sneaky Musical Promos
Sneaky Musical Promos
Apple Mac Music Video Ad
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Morbid Cartoons in Music Videos
Morbid Cartoons in Music Videos
She and Him: Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
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Interactive Music Videos
Interactive Music Videos
Mercedes-Benz GLK Digitalism Ads
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Music Videos Made from Google Results
Music Videos Made from Google Results
Someone Else by Chris Blake
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Deface Value
Deface Value
Phil Collins Albums Defaced by Celebrities for Charity
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Lego Music Videos
Lego Music Videos
Thriller, Bohemian Rhapsody & More
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Musical Credit Crunch Satire
Musical Credit Crunch Satire
Weird Al Yankovic's “Whatever You Like”
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Suicide Prevention Music Videos
Suicide Prevention Music Videos
Sienna Miller in 'See the Light'
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Music Video Brides
Music Video Brides
Pamela Anderson Weds for Piligrim
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Actors Turned Country Singers
Actors Turned Country Singers
Kevin Costner Covers “Cowboys and Indians”
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Singers Rock As Designers
Singers Rock As Designers
H&M Loves Kylie Minogue
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Collaborative Music Videos
Collaborative Music Videos
Rihanna and Justin Timberlake Team Up in ‘Rehab'
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China Tourism Music Videos
China Tourism Music Videos
Beijing Welcomes You
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Spreadsheet Music Videos
Spreadsheet Music Videos
AC/DC Releases Excel-Format "Rock n' Roll Train"
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Flash Drive Music Bracelet
Flash Drive Music Bracelet
Matchbox 20 Album On USB
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Black National Anthem (4 Videos)
Black National Anthem (4 Videos)
Singer Replaces Words of 'Star-Spangled Banner'
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Ad Catapults Song to Stardom
Ad Catapults Song to Stardom
Geico's Caveman Commercial
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Social Issues as Songs
Social Issues as Songs
Musical Activist Joan Baez
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Music Video Product Placement
Music Video Product Placement
Christina Aguilera ‘Keeps Gettin Better'
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Singers That Break Boundaries
Singers That Break Boundaries
Aderet, An Israeli Transsexual Tops Lebanese Charts
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Singers as Fried Eggs
Singers as Fried Eggs
Katy Perry's Birthday Costume
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Morbid Musical Movies
Morbid Musical Movies
Paris Hilton Goes Goth in Repo! The Genetic Opera
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Fashion Branded Music Videos
Fashion Branded Music Videos
Hayden Panettiere in Candie's for "Wake Up Call"
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Xray Music Videos
Xray Music Videos
Madonna's 4 Minutes Sees Under Skin
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Glorifying Socialite Culture
Glorifying Socialite Culture
Lady Gaga's “Beautiful Dirty Rich” Music Video
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Top 10 YouTube Music Videos of All Time (Picked from 2000+)
Top 10 YouTube Music Videos of All Time (Picked from 2000+)
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Music Video Politics
Music Video Politics
Madonna's "Get Stupid" on YouTube
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Beijing Olympic Scandals
Beijing Olympic Scandals
9 Year Old Singer Was A Phony
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Singers As Figurines
Singers As Figurines
The Katy Perry Doll
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Paint Splashing Music Videos
Paint Splashing Music Videos
Robyn Gets Artistically Messy in Cobrastyle
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Getting Freaky With Mannequins & Animals
Getting Freaky With Mannequins & Animals
Rihanna's Disturbia Music Video
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Songs to Fight Poverty
Songs to Fight Poverty
Scarlett Johansson & Fergie Sing “In My Name”
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