Although there were short films for some jazz and early rock and roll tracks. The Beatles went the next level and actually influenced the song and the video together and created the music video to be played along with the song. I think this was because it would have been made easier for the tracks of their songs to be played on shows around the world without them having to turn up and perform live on the show. So they will be played on more shows.
Another thing the Beatles did first was perform in a stadium for their gigs. they were playing gigs that sold out quickly that could get up to a 10,000 seats. But the Beatles had the offer of playing a stadium and it sold out very quickly selling over 55,000 tickets. But the problem was there were 55,000 screaming fans and very unsuitable audio speakers and sound systems that werent designed for an area that big, especially with that kind of noise from the crowd. Nobody could really hear the Beatles play. This was one of the reasons they stopped touring and playing gigs because it just got too much.
Another thing the Beatles did first was Stopped touring. By stopping touring, they started recording two albums per year. But another reason why they stopped touring was the incapability to perform their new songs live due to using loads of studio techniques and multi tracking. The Bands last gig was unexpected and was played on top of their London studios rooftop.
Another thing the Beatles did first was Printing lyrics on their albums. They printed them on Sgt. Pepper. This was the start of it becoming standard to have the lyrics with the album.
Another thing the Beatles did first was the use of studio techniques. The Beatles were the first to use many techniques. They uses multi tracking recording to record their albums first. This was to get more variety in the sounds that they would make and sounds that you could pan in different ways. But they were the first to use many other like audio looping. Changing the use of distortion, although not the first but they were one of the first to add it the way they did to get their sound. Using compression, stereo effects and even phase shifting. They definitely influenced later artist to use these techniques in their recordings.
Another thing the Beatles did first was be able to play the whole single on the radio which was over the usual cut off time of 3 minutes. This was because songs like ‘Hey Jude’ which was 7 minutes were cut off before it got to the famous ‘Na na na nah’ Parts near the end. So some radio stations made it possible for the songs over 3 minutes to be played. This gave those radio stations the advantage over the radio stations that still played 3 minute songs.
Another thing the Beatles did first was Be one of the first artist to get more than two songs in the top of the charts. For example, in 1964 the Beatles held numbers 1, 2 and 3 in the charts and later on they even got the top 5 songs.
Another thing the Beatles did first was create their own record label. But the record label they were already signed to (EMI) was not willing to release them. This caused loads of problems of their music not being released.
Another thing the Beatles did first was playing a concept album. This was with the album ‘ Sgt. Pepper. This was because the Beatles wanted to be part of a concept of them playing in another band that is playing in an outdoor environment. This concept runs thoughout the album and is said to be one of their best albums.
Another thing the Beatles did first was to do a global broadcast that was able to be broadcasted to anyone in the world who was interested in tuning into watch the Beatles play ‘All you need is love’ live.