MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel owned by the MTV Networks Music & Logo Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom. The channel is headquartered in New York City, New York. Launched on August 1, 1981, the original purpose of the channel was to play music videos guided by television personalities known as "video jockeys," or VJs. In its early years, MTV's main target demographic were young adults, but today, MTV's programming is primarily targeted at adolescents in addition to young adults.
As much as we like to put on our pretty dresses and show just how bad girls we are, it’s always nice to put things into perspective – and the Foo Fighters have helped us do just that. “I make my living playing rock ‘n’ roll, I’m not going to complain about it,” Hawkins briefly […]
For the second week in a row, the number one album in America is a bit of a shocker: Hope for Haiti, the MTV compilation from January 22′s broadcast, sold 171,000 copies. Oh, and they were all sold in two days (Saturday and Sunday). And they were all sold digitally. This means that independently-distributed albums […]
So, apparently, the 16th MTV European Music Awards “went down” on Thursday. Did you notice? I didn’t – I was preoccupied with more relevant, pressing matters, like noticing that ooh, it’s getting quite cold this time of year, and hey, I need a shave. Of course, the fact that these two realisations came in quick […]
When did music television die, exactly? I’ll tell you when – it was when we all gave up on it, and with a collective mouseclick accepted Youtube and Myspace as our appointed saviours. But! There’s a more pressing question on my mind: is there a single post-Myspace moment where we can say music television went […]
If any proof was relevant or even need, Rick Astley received the Best Act Ever Award, yesterday night at the EMAs, proving his fans ‘never gave him up’ either. Sadly, Rick wasn’t present at the EMAs to pick up the award or even sing his smashing hit song, “Never Gonna Give You Up.” In his […]
After a great deal of fuss, surrounding this years MTV Video Music Awards, the nominees were announced at today’s TRL edition, at a startling slow rate. This edition will be a tad different, with a few extra categories added(for all you losers out there) and a shortening of the event, to a mere 2 hours. […]