Tuesday, December 16, 2008

MTV: Music? Television

This weekend I got into a great conversation with some friends about where younger people are finding their new and hip music. Is it from the radio? I-tunes? podcasts? word of mouth? Where do younger people get their music from? What is the driver behind popular music?

In the course of this discussion, after it was decided that younger cousins would have to be asked over the holidays, it came out that the majority of us around the table got our flavor and knowledge of popular music from MTV when we were pre-teens and teenagers. MTV totally shaped my life, my knowledge of music, and what I knew to be cool at the time (along with WHFS, RIP). But now MTV is no longer playing music, they even cancelled their long running TRL show recently, which was the closest thing on the channel to providing any kind of guidance about what is hip and cool in popular music. So my question for the blog audience is, where did you find your music when you were a youngster? and where do you think the youngsters are getting it from now???

MTV's schedule for the day...can you find a music show anywhere in there???

7 comments:

z said...

kexp.org

z said...

ok maybe actually that's just a few hip seattle kids... i am also sad that mtv doesn't play music anymore... there are certain videos that are etched into my memory. summertime (dj jazzy jeff and the fresh price), faith (george michael... aka hot butt)... man i'm dating myself... anyone else got videos they can't forget?

Anonymous said...

“I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)” - Meatloaf

"Triumph" - Wu-Tang

Anonymous said...

Videohits with Samantha Taylor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG_O-b44g9I

Jubus LeFrubus said...

bed's are burning, midnight oil.

z said...

from my stubbornly not commenting bro

http://www.theonion.com/content/news/pitchfork_gives_music_6_8

Jon said...

I'm pretty sure MTV2 is where they show music videos now.