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My theory on why MTV doesn't play music videos anymore

Old 08-04-16, 01:05 PM
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Exactly. I use Pandora, but in a similar way. It's totally possible for me to hear Petula Clark, the Bad Brains, the Specials, and Puffy AmiYumi in a row.
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Old 08-04-16, 01:43 PM
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Re: My theory on why MTV doesn't play music videos anymore

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VH1 started out as a music video channel for "older" audiences too- leaning more towards what was played on "adult contemporary" format radio stations at the time, skipping the harder stuff that MTV played.
This is true, if you wanted to watch a Madonna video go to MTV, but if you wanted to watch a Celine Dion video go to VH1 (I picked an artist that I assume MTV was not playing a lot of, if at all, back in their glory days). I definitely spent some time watching music videos on VH1.
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Old 08-05-16, 06:01 AM
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Says every member of every generation about their music compared to the next.
I totally disagree with that. I grew up in the 80's and MTV (and liked that music) but my favorite music was classic rock (which I got into when I was in highschool). Most of my friends growing up were all classic rock fans, as we all joked we were born 15 years too late. I ended up seeing The Who, The Stones, Pink Floyd all in the late 80's/early 90's, but I would have loved to see them in their prime in the early 70's.

I just think music is a symptom of our culture (along with Movies, TV, etc.), in that teenagers think it's not cool to like anything from the past. Part of the reason is they just aren't exposed to older stuff and you have to search it out yourself. The only music I was exposed to was MTV and pop music in the 80's growing up, and I started to search out The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and was amazed at what I was missing all of those years.
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Old 08-05-16, 08:18 AM
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Re: My theory on why MTV doesn't play music videos anymore

A segment of teenagers for the last 30 years have always been like OMG music now SUUUUUUUXXXXXXX. Go on the youtube page for any crappy 80's rock song and it's flooded with why can't we get real bands anymore like"Ratt,Starship,Dokken etc" anymore instead of Beiber and Katy Perry I wish I grew up in the 80's seems like real talent mattered back then.
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Old 08-05-16, 08:28 AM
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MTV Classic what a load of crap!

I saw Headbangers Balls and it was the same videos they showed on Metal Mania all the time.
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Old 02-10-17, 08:42 PM
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Re: My theory on why MTV doesn't play music videos anymore

Its now official as of 2017 MTV no longer plays music videos at 3am or in the wee hours of the morning.

Music Feed has been replaced by Catfish and old reruns of stupid shows.

MTV should change their name to Freeform or some other lame name.

MTV Live should be the real MTV and only they should be allowed to carry the VMA Awards.

A dark era when MTV and VH1 have no music videos.
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Old 02-13-17, 09:57 AM
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Re: My theory on why MTV doesn't play music videos anymore

MTV’s Turnaround Plan: More Music, More Live, More Fun

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/mtv-...el-1201983349/
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Old 02-17-17, 06:14 AM
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MTV plays what makes them money. If playing videos made more money than the crap they show now, they would still be playing videos.
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Old 02-20-17, 05:22 PM
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Re: My theory on why MTV doesn't play music videos anymore

Originally Posted by GuessWho View Post
MTVís Turnaround Plan: More Music, More Live, More Fun

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/mtv-...el-1201983349/
Sounds like a bunch of crap where they will add more crappy reality shows.
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Old 02-24-17, 05:22 PM
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Re: My theory on why MTV doesn't play music videos anymore

If it is any consolation MTV Live now plays music videos every weekday at 3 and 4pm Pacific.
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Old 02-24-17, 06:00 PM
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Re: My theory on why MTV doesn't play music videos anymore

Does a channel exist that only plays concerts? If not, I think that would be pretty cool.

Of course it would have to cater to all tastes, so there'll be music/genres that people would love and hate - rock, pop, jazz, hip-hop/rap, classical, country, etc. They could just rotate the different types of concerts throughout the day, and then maybe dedicate each evening of the week to a particular genre of music.

I'd much prefer concerts to music videos. I'll only watch a music video once (on youtube) when I'm listening to the song for the first time, and any repeated listens I wouldn't be watching along. It's 2017 - music videos aren't a big deal.
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Old 02-24-17, 07:57 PM
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It's 2017 - music videos aren't a big deal.
Ed Sheeran's latest has almost 200 million views on YouTube.
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Old 02-24-17, 09:18 PM
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MTV should do another dating show. Next and Room Raiders were fun nonsense.
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Old 02-24-17, 09:51 PM
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Does a channel exist that only plays concerts? If not, I think that would be pretty cool.

Of course it would have to cater to all tastes, so there'll be music/genres that people would love and hate - rock, pop, jazz, hip-hop/rap, classical, country, etc. They could just rotate the different types of concerts throughout the day, and then maybe dedicate each evening of the week to a particular genre of music.

I'd much prefer concerts to music videos. I'll only watch a music video once (on youtube) when I'm listening to the song for the first time, and any repeated listens I wouldn't be watching along. It's 2017 - music videos aren't a big deal.
MTVLive (formerly Palladia) plays a lot of concerts and AXS-TV plays a fair amount.
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Old 03-19-17, 05:45 PM
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Re: My theory on why MTV doesn't play music videos anymore

Music Feed is back on MTV but maybe one hour a night and not 2-4 hours and not sure if it airs every weekday.
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Re: My theory on why MTV doesn't play music videos anymore

Originally Posted by William Fuld View Post
Ed Sheeran's latest has almost 200 million views on YouTube.
And Ed Sheeran fans didn't have to sit through music videos of several other musicians they might not like just to watch his video for 3 minutes.
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Old 03-20-17, 04:33 AM
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But the thing about that is, those other music videos you sit through MIGHT end up being something that you like that you hadn't heard of before. That's what I liked about the music video shows that aired on broadcast TV in the 80s, and why I would've loved to have had MTV during that time. Same thing with good radio versus playing just your favorite tracks.

But I was gonna bump this thread after finding this on YouTube- I don't really like Guns N Roses but this shows how much YouTube's video quality has improved- this was shot on video for MTV and if you watch this using Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, or on a recent TV's YouTube app (like my LG), it actually displays AT THE RIGHT FRAME RATE! Still some slight compression artifacts but if internet video improves then there really won't be any need for cable anymore (not that any current cable channels even care about picture quality).



I need to figure out how to upload video like this and re-do all the stuff I've uploaded.
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Old 03-20-17, 02:23 PM
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There's no such thing as 60fps NTSC.
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Old 03-20-17, 07:02 PM
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I think the "f" in this case stands for fields, not frames. In any case, on internet video 60fps looks like real video, 30fps doesn't.
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Old 03-20-17, 07:08 PM
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Re: My theory on why MTV doesn't play music videos anymore

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Ed Sheeran's latest has almost 200 million views on YouTube.
That Major Laser song called Lean On has 1.9 billion youtube views.
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Old 03-26-17, 06:51 PM
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I hate that Lean On song.

MTV Live or Palladia use to play a lot of alternative or more rock but now they mostly just pop tunes.

MTV2 might but they play a lot of rap.
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Re: My theory on why MTV doesn't play music videos anymore

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I hate that Lean On song.
Hate it or not it's got 1.9 billion. That is a fuck load of views. Global phenomenon. My guess is it's prime jack material in countries that block most porn.
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Old 03-27-17, 11:14 AM
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MTV Hits on Comcast plays nothing but music videos. No reality shows.

FYI, MTV Hits changed its name months ago to



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NickMusic
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Re: My theory on why MTV doesn't play music videos anymore

MTV Classic shows videos almost every morning. They had XTC on this morning. Last week it was an 80s hair metal block. The week before that it was hip-hop from early 2000s.

MTV Live shows videos interspersed with concerts.
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee View Post
Which is what's so WRONG about cable's basic business model. If I'm PAYING for it, then *I* am the sponsor, and if they won't show me what I want then they don't get my money.
You are paying, on average, a few pennies a month per channel. Animal Planet costs your carrier about 13Ę a month.

Animal Planet's owner, Discover Communications, makes as much, if not more, money on advertising.
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