Music Video Resource Pledge:
We want to make clear to all that are reading considering a purchase – we are not out to cheat anyone, or rip anyone off, especially anyone appearing on any of these DVDs. We have nothing but the greatest respect and love for all the creative forces behind this rare material. We will never sell copies of material in stores, so please do not ask for that. We also never sell copies of movies in theaters. Additionally, we never deal in adult (X-rated) material of any kind.
Sometimes, a rare version of something may be listed here that is not for sale in stores, but you will never see a copy of a material readily available for normal retail purchase. This is not a huge operation, despite our professional appearance and conduct. We are a team of enthusiastic collectors and researchers that cater to avid fans, collectors, and researchers looking for rare footage and material that people want but cannot find easily, if at all. We do this because we love dealing with such material, and love sharing this material with fans. It’s done for the love of music.
Many others sell such material too – on auction sites, conventions, through magazines, etc., at much higher prices. We do not try to disguise these discs as official releases, but as collectors ourselves we understand the importance of attractive pieces: we strive to create products you can proudly include in your collection. If you decide to possibly purchase something from us at MVR, you do so knowing that our material is rare and believed to be in the public domain.
Only our time, knowledge, skills and services along with shipping and handling are available for purchase today. For a small price, we are simply offering to place these music video collections as well as The Video Archives of a particular artist or band on DVD, available and intended for personal viewing or research purposes only. We cannot be held responsible if you attempt to use these videos beyond their collectable purposes, especially without prior authorization from the artists and companies who produced them.
Our ambition is to help rare footage collectors and researchers find material they desire at a fair rate. There are no rights given or implied and all titles are for collectors’ and researchers’ purposes only.
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Highland Park, MI
I have been an independent historian for 20 years and have yet to discover a personal video archive service that matches the experience, knowledge, and attentiveness of Music Video Resource. Not only did they go to great lengths to ensure I was able to obtain their materials in a timely manner, but once received, I was equally impressed to learn that much of my work had been done for me. The archival material was in chronological order, easily identifiable with an extensive segment listing, and was of surprisingly good quality. Having spent the last three years collecting a vast array of materials on the career of the late singer Robert Palmer, I was confident I had done so fairly sufficiently. But with the acquisition of MVR’s Video Archives collection, I realized how insufficient my archive truly was. My forthcoming book on Robert Palmer would be far less comprehensive if not for MusicVideoResource.com. Historians must rely on rare strokes of good fortune to do their work well, especially when acquiring invaluable original documentation. I am privileged to have had the good fortune of having found MVR. My work and, most importantly, the audience it will serve, are all the richer for it.
All record companies offer music videos to the public free of charge. However, these videos are intended for promotional and research purposes only, and are essentially “worthless” outside the realm of sentimental value and or general research. They are merely produced in an effort to increase CD and cassette sales for that particular artist or band featured.
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