All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘MTV’

The Flaming Lips to Honor Steve Jobs with iPad Performance

Tablets are a bit of a rising star among musicians these days, as they are figuring out just how capable the devices are of handling various aspects of recording. Whether you’re talking about an entire album recorded with an iPad (like Gorillaz), or a tablet being integral in sound mixing, musicians have discovered the possibilities of the devices. This is …

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Did Beyonce’s Recording Breaking Announcement Help With Ratings?

On Sunday, MTV hosted its annual Video Music Awards show, which is weird when you consider just how far removed MTV is from the music scene. Nevertheless, it’s something of a tradition, considering MTV has been doing the VMAs since 1984, a time when they really were “Music Television.” Now? Not so much, but that doesn’t mean people still watch …

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Beasties Boys Go Viral

We all know the Internet has fundamentally changed the way people are marketed to. Whether it’s a barrage of promotional tweets, online coupons, Facebook product pages, or the J.J. Abrams method of promoting a movie, without the Internet being such a strong conduit, these methods would have a hard time being feasible. Sure, the studio responsible for Cloverfield could set …

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MTV’s “Diary Of Facebook” Debuts Wednesday

MTV, maligned by some for their programming shift, has focused less on music videos and more on reality programming as of late.  Out of this has come a good amount of mini-documentaries chronicling subjects such as severe wight loss, eating disorders, steroids and drug addiction in teens.  It’s kind of a pity that credibility-suckers like The Real World and Jersey …

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Justin Bieber, Facebook and MTV Partner on Cyberbullying Initiative

Pop superstar (and Grammy nominated) Justin Bieber is partnering with Facebook and MTV’s A Thin Line to help stop digital abuse – things like cyberbullying, online stalking, and "textual harassment." If anyone has the power to do so, it would be Bieber, who has a ridiculous amount of influence over the young’ns. Facebook and MTV are pretty big too. 

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MTV: Online Video Will Not Napsterize Broadcast Media

It’s become clear that the television industry is at the beginning of a revolution as connected TVs and devices that bring the web to TV are really starting to hit mainstream interest. There are plenty of reasons to speculate that the industry will go through a similar pattern as we’ve seen with print and music.

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MTV TJ (aka Twitter Jockey) Finalist Makes His Case

Update: MTV has narrowed it down to five finalists, and Lytle is still in the running, along with Gabi Gregg, Jose Iniguez, Xavier Moreno, and Dannielle Owens-Reid

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MySpace And MTV To Feature Live Comic-Con Coverage

MySpace and are partnering to bring live streaming coverage of celebrities at Comic-Con.

Starting Thursday, July 22, daily live shows will be hosted by MTV Movies Editor Josh Horowitz and will stream on MySpace and MTV’s homepage. Users will be able to post comments and questions in real-time for a chance to have celebrities answer live.


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MTV Looks for its First “TJ” or “Twitter Jockey”

If you are not too young, you may recall when MTV regularly played music videos. There was a time, when that was pretty much all they played. In between the videos, a person called a "VJ" would talk about the videos, introduce them, etc. Now MTV is looking for its first "TJ", or Twitter Jockey.

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