History of music video The invention of film and cinema brought about the possibility of combining music and moving images. Advances in technology have turned the music video into what it is today but you might be surprised at where it came from... The early years... 1. Surprisingly, music videos have been around since the 1920s. 2. Many Jazz musicians of the time,such as Bessie Smith,made short films to accompany popular songs.. There are music videos that are not the modern music videos that we know about it now. Bob Dylan 1965: Bob Dylan Films Subterranean Homesick Blues as a segment for D.A. Pennebaker's film, Dont look Back-widely credited as one of the first modern music videos. Music videos was about live performance but this video illustrate the lyrics of the song.