On #ThisDayinHistory 1981, MTV: Music Television goes on the air for the first time ever, with those words. The first music video played? The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star.” which w as initially available in parts of New Jersey #AceHistoryNews – @AceHistoryNews

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#AceHistoryNews – Aug.01: The network, initially available only to households in parts of New Jersey, revolutionise the music industry and become an influential source of pop culture and entertainment in the United States and around the world #AceNewsDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/6761Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll.” In MTV’s early days, its programming consisted of basic music videos that were introduced by VJs (video jockeys) and provided for free by record companies As the record industry recognised MTV’s value as a promotional vehicle, money was invested in making creative, cutting-edge videos. Some directors, including Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry, worked on music videos before segueing into feature films. In the 1980s, MTV was instrumental in promoting the careers of performers such as Madonna, Michael Jackson, Prince and Duran Duran, whose videos played in heavy rotation. By the late 1980s, MTV started airing non-video programming. Its popular reality series The…

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