A key formula to MTV’s success staying the voice of the youth is to constantly reinvent itself for a new generation. In the 90’s MTV started to focus less on music videos due to the decline in ratings and started to create programming such as reality shows, game shows, cartoons, talk shows and dramatic series. This differed from their traditional twenty-four-hour music video programming but as the youth changed their interest and focus so did MTV. Shows Like The Real World, Beavis and Butthead became the new staples of the network due to the popularity it garnered with the Teen and young adult demographics. As the world entered into the 2000’s and social media started to emerge the network again reinvented itself by losing all of its music programming and centered the rest of its show around social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
In the essay, “Paying to Play” by James Surowiecki, the author uses a particular approach in the introduction. He immediately states that the music industry “thrives on repetition” (Surowiecki 437). He even goes on to say that a song is a hit once “you’ve heard it so often that you’ll be happy never to hear it again” (Surowiecki 437). By pointing out these facts, the author engages the reader. He further appeals to the reader by giving an example of just how much a song is overplayed, when he highlights how frequently the radio station, WQZQ played “Don’t Tell Me” by Avril Lavigne.
Buddy Holly Introduction Buddy Holly changed Rock and Roll in his own way. He accomplished many things in his life and learned to sway the crowd. Buddy had a huge impact on people for such a short life, created his own style on his guitar, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making him one of the most creative singer of the 20th century. Buddy Gains His Interest Holly gain interest in music at a young age. “We owe it all to Elvis,” that was the quote that Holly said after doing an opener show.
The everlasting rhythm changes and the different melodies being played, lead to the empowerment of my mind and soul and make me feel as if everything going on around me will be okay. I will be able to experience one of the greatest bands that have laid the foundation for bands to come. Having the ability to go see Led Zeppelin would be a life changing experience. They have helped me overcome countless adversities and get me through the darkest of times. Having a ticket in hand to go see this band would be a life changing experience and would greatly affect my
“Smells Like Teen Spirit’ is a song that stood the test of time. It is still extremely popular today. The song stands for teenage freedom; as well as, non conforming into society’s norms (“The Story Behind Smells Like Teen Spirit”). This is important because rock music was always the scapegoat parents would use when their kids were acting up. Also it is important that people learn that they do not have to conform to what society deems exceptable.
The electric guitar helped make that tune we all known in the surfer movies. The electric guitar also is a lot louder than a normal guitar so it can be heard a lot better. The relationship between politics and music in the 1960’s are very related. Due to all of the war and the assassination of JFK, music had to be happy to make people happy. And that was the start of hippie music.
A new generation brings in a new, different culture. And somehow, it goes from different to rebellious. The adult American society will often look at the youth subculture’s homology: their choice of clothes, music, dance, and their overall lifestyle, and they will just begin to form these “personality conflicts” (O’Connor 412). If adults, more specifically parents, begin to have better understanding of why their subculture is often so different, then they will be able to relate to and raise “better” teenagers. This does not mean that every elder and adult has to embrace youth culture, but there should be an attempt to have a better understanding of it.
They influenced wild, risqué rock and punk styles that took over the music industry. The birth of new genres of music that expanded the social acceptance was so successful they still influence music today (Gelipter). Lastly, the new creations of MTV and CDs expanded the way music sounded and how it was seen and heard. Musicians had the option to add drum machines and synthesizers into the music on CDs, bringing a new original sound to the music industry, while MTV brought image and interpretation (Gelipter). Although the 1980s was a rough decade, the music industry benefitted from the vast changes.
The long term effect of punk was the new branches of punk created and the new ideas about music and what you could put in music. Punk had a significant impact on people and music during this time. Punk was first largely introduced in England in the 1960’s and then came to America and became a larger scene during the 1970’s. At first, punk wasn’t considered a real genre and it wasn 't’ acceptable music for the youth to listen to. It took years for punk to be considered at real music genre.
For many centuries, music was considered to be a universal language. A language that joined people from all over the world in a unique and lasting way. Man found entertainment while listening to music. Celebration of any kind cannot happen without music. Weather on birthdays, football games, in Churches, wedding or funeral music has always been present.