For The Record- 13. May. 2023
All the news fit to print, and some that isn't.
Welcome to another edition of For The Record, a semi-regular good ol’ fashioned link drop, and benefit for paid supporters of On Repeat. The music world is many things, but “boring” is never one of them.
The big news this week is that MTV News is shutting down.
It’s always a tell when someone makes a snide remark about remembering when MTV actually played videos. The channel answered the siren song for more eyeballs and pivoted away from music to other content, the result being more people associating the channel with reality TV, outnumbering those who knew it for music videos. This is why Gen Xers regard MTV as a vehicle for music discovery, and Millennials regard it as where they discovered Snooki.