Why doesn't MTV or VH1 play 1980s or 1990s Music Videos anymore or any Music Videos?
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I don't know VH1 really, but if it's like MTV I can explain it.
I believe this video can help explain things:
Essentially... There's no money in it.
Stealing music from online contributed to this and also the rise of social media. Nowadays, artists can create followings on twitter/facebook for free as well. Mainly it was illegally downloading music that screwed things over.
And why does MTV now play horrible reality TV shows?
Lemme quote the video at 3:12.
"And to answer your question about why we air only horrible reality shows about vapid people... because you watch that s*** and feel superior."
In a less offensive way...
Basically, it comes down to ratings. Many people watch it, so therefore they keep playing it. There wasn't cash to be made in music videos.
Vh1 classic plays music videos just not all the time. As for MTV what a damn joke. The M in MTV should be changed to Mediocre. It sure is hell doesn't stand for music anymore just bad reality shows. I think you would have to call up MTV and VH1 and ask them why. See if they can give a legit answer.
cause that isn't bringing enough ratings reality shows are and in order to keep the channel running they play shows that are popular haven't you notice that all their music shows got cancelled.
Well thise songs are old and outdated sooo they woukdnt play thek 😜 MTV was known as showing the hip and new music. Are you talking just regular Music Videos? There is no market. They are gonna serve what people want.
because they make more money with programming than music videos.
Yeah someone really needs to write them a letter about that, they lost me and everyone else in my generation and then some when they stopped it
hmm your right they should.1980's and 1990's songs are awesome and very good
they stepped away from what they were. I miss MTV Beach House..
Besause the get better ratings with their original programming. Better ratings equals higher advertising revenue.
most channels don't play old shows. shame.
Vevo and youtube.
They do early in the morning when no one is awake
I forgot MTV even showed music videos.
because theyre old
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