Evolution of MTV

MTV was a groundbreaking change in the consumption of music. The switch from radio to television was a huge leap for music in general giving meaning to the song “Video killed the radio star” by the Buggles. The first broadcast was on August 1, 1981 and from there they never looked back. An even bigger contribution to music culture was the MTV awards. The first award show was broadcast September 14, 1984. In 2019 the award show ringed in nearly 2 million viewers, which is historically low, but that could be due to what is killing Tv, the internet.