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    but also for the artist that was performing or if their song was being played. Then on August 1st, 1981 the cable television channel MTV (Music Television), aired for the first time and changed the game forever (Graham). MTV brought in a new generation of music and television that had never been seen before. Although would not be realized right away, MTV told people what music was popular/what they wanted to listen too and helping artist to gain popularity, as well as setting a future for the superb combination that is music and television. Redefining the way people listened to music; MTV also played music videos so instead of just listening to the music now you could watch it at the same time as well, consuming peoples lives with music all the time. Not only…

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    What happened at 12.01 in the morning on August 1st 1981 would define music television and change the way a generation felt about music. MTV headquartered in New York City was the first channel to feature music video’s 24 hours a day 7 days a week invaded the airwaves of cable television. With footage of the first space shuttle launch countdown of Columbia and the launch of Apollo 11 as the words Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll played over the footage, followed by the MTV theme song. From…

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    MTV Case Study MTV is an American television channel that started in 1981. It is also called Music Television, and was owned by Viacom Media Networks. More importantly, it was found by John Sykes, Tom Freston, Les Garland, and Robert Pittman (MTV Launches). These four-intelligent individuals created an incredible source of music videos with different genres. Many people in the United States were amazed with MTV because people can watch and listen to their favorite musicians and celebrities. The…

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    Music In The 80s

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    Big hair, neon clothes, and parachute pants are some things you might about when you hear someone mention the 1980s. Nothing was understated and image became more important than ever, especially in the music world, during this decade. New music and new inventions in the 80s would change the way we listen to music forever. The creation of MTV was a big deal in the 1980s. MTV was the first television channel to only showcase music videos, the Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star,” being the very…

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    Pragmatics are the uses to which texts are put. Altman writes “Genres are not only formal arrangements of textual characteristics; they are also social devices that use semantics and syntax to assure simultaneous satisfaction on the part of multiple users with apparently contradictory purpose.” (195) Morreale says that genres are the interaction between the producers, viewers, and texts, viewers may read the text and have totally different views of the text. The Osbournes the producers tried to…

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    portable radio, the television, the Walkman and more recently, MP3 players, music has given communications technology a purpose and even allowed these mediums to a serve the more fundamental and abstract functions of bringing the community together. While most media of music consumption pre-1980s were limited to audio and the occasional feature film, the debut of Music Television (MTV) in the fall of 1980 changed the face of music permanently. There’s no music video more apt to discuss this…

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    In the starting years of MTV, the majority of bands that used the new medium were British. British bands had already been experimenting with the style and fashion, “experimenting with the emergent medium for some time and arrived with stylish videos in hand” (Cateforis 54). Unlike American bands, these British bands had already adapted to a style suitable for television. After punk music, British bands kept the electronic instruments and “distinctions between automated and human performance were…

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    consumers to want to look like them as they deem that to be what is trendy, therefore trends were born from these shows. MUSIC ICONS MTV- The emergence of MTV in the 80s changed the way fashion reached consumers forever. It acted as a beacon for the latest trends in fashion and music for the youth of America, and it became essential for teenagers to watch MTV to know the current trends. The music video elements were also influential in dictating fashion as they often showed rebellious or…

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    and released his own version of the song several months before The Buggles debuted with their significantly more upbeat version. Although Woolley owns 50% of the writing shares on three of the band's singles, he was never officially a member of The Buggles. The song topped the charts in sixteen countries and the band released their first album The Age of Plastic a few months later in January of 1980, including "Video Killed the Radio Star". After their considerable success, the band was absorbed…

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    “…And bring back Springsteen, Madonna way before Nirvana there was U2 and Blondie and music still on MTV…” I credit my Dad for influencing the style of music I enjoy listening to. To this day he enjoys reliving his high school and college days listening to songs from his generation. Therefore, the exposure to his music has now made my dad’s style of music my personal favorite. The style of music my dad listened to and still listens to is 80’s “hair bands” and “punk rock”. Some bands from the…

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