Monday, August 1, 2011

Happy 30th Birthday, MTV! Oh, How Much You've Changed

30 years ago today, MTV (Music Television) was born. MTV is nothing like its original mission. Now it's taken over by reality TV shows like Jersey Shore, instead of the latest Britney Spears video.

The premiere video was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles. Man, this was SO 80's!

Or perhaps more memorable was the December 2, 1983, debut of Michael Jackson's Thriller, which some say is the greatest music video ever made.

MTV has lost its music video cachet and is no longer THE place to premiere music videos. Now it seems like it is YouTube, which incidentally is about 6 1/2 years old. And almost all the major artists have VEVO video channels on YouTube. Britney Spears, Katie Perry, and Lady Gaga, to name a few.

One might say the "Internet Killed the Video Star" by YouTube.


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