#3. Music videos are still very important, even though there aren't a lot of television networks that are still devoted to playing them.
Artists haven't stopped making music videos in recent years. But most TV networks have stopped playing them, so their impact has been lessened. Beyoncé just proved that that doesn't mean artists should stop making them, though. In fact, it appears as though she thinks they need to make more of them. And additionally, they need to package them within albums in order to give people the chance to absorb both the music and the music videos at the same time.
There's something to be said for how Beyoncé used visuals for her album. She made them an important part of the album and, in doing so, made the music video itself important again.
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