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    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2008
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    MTV's just gone and released a site for music videos, MTVmusic.com, huge pile of old and new, which I assume might be interesting to some of you. Personally, the videos were always more interesting to me than the music, so I think it may consume some of my attention. Except that they've gone with the censored versions of the videos :(

    (just remember to watch/rate up Never Gonna Give You Up)
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    Leave it to MTV to skip providing Music on TeleVision altogether and just push it off on the internet. That is not to say I won't be thrilled to go dig up old videos, but dammit, there should be less garbage on MTV and more awesome.
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    "Copyright reasons restricts this from playing outside the USA."

    Fucking bollocks! I'm sick of that shitty reason! There are more of us out here than in there.

    This is why we pirate everything!

    *stomps back to YouTube for his music video needs.*
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    "Copyright reasons restricts this from playing outside the USA."


    MTV fails again. Fucksticks.
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    you want to hear something even funnier?
    MTV Canada can't show music videos!
    As part of their broadcast license, cause it'll hurt Canadian music channels (that barely show music videos)

    Reminds me why I love my job.
    The company I am working for "gets it" when it comes to music, the internet and broadcasting in general
    (they're launching internet based music channel next month geared towards emerging artists)
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2008
     (4008.6)
    Pitchfork TV works in Canada.

    (oh, and by the way, it has decent music on it too, as opposed to whatever tripe MTV would prioritize.)
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2008
     (4008.7)
    @Peter yeah...MTV Canada really sucks and the only two music channels I know of are MuchMusic and MuchMoreMusic which both play nothing but reality shows.

    ah well..

    • CommentAuthorThe Brad
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2008
     (4008.8)
    Some of my earliest memories involve those MTV spots.

    To think that Billy Idol had a hand in shaping my young mind. That can't be good.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2008
     (4008.9)
    i never knew cool people advertised MTV! how bizarre.
    • CommentAuthorelricj
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2008
     (4008.10)
    I remember being so very excited about MTV in the early 80s... 24/7 Music videos (cable sans commericals, since you 'paid' for it) oh man. The chainsawing the TV clip was the best lead-in ever. Downhill every year since tho...
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    "Copyright reasons restricts this from playing outside the USA."


    MTV fails again. Fucksticks.


    I fail to understand why they need copyright restrictions on videos that are over 15 years old (being generous here). Most, if not all of the content available has aired on MTV stations around the world times over…
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2008
     (4008.12)
    I just stumped the site 3 times in a row with what I consider not TOO difficult of requests: Shriekback ("Nemesis"), Timbuk 3 ("Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades") and Nitzer Ebb as a searchable artist.

    I know they are still updating, but come on...
    Every once in a while, MTV does something right by music, but then shoots themselves in the foot 5 times and becomes a colossal joke.
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    @ Paul Sizer

    Dude, I stumped the machine in five seconds with what I consider a bare minimum of a request: Davie Bowie - "I'm Afraid of Americans."

    Bullshit.
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2008
     (4008.14)
    @justineger - Oh good, I'm not the only one pissed off about that glaring omission. Especially when paired with how many videos that are up for NiN and Bowie already.
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2008
     (4008.15)
    I question if there's even a shred of impartiality to this; didn't MTV in the beginning have to be threatened by CBS Records to play Michael Jackson videos? CBS threatened to pull their entire artist video roster (including Journey and Pink Floyd and Bruce Springsteen) if MTV didn't air Jackson's "Billie Jean". I'd be curious to know if record companies have any say in how many of their artist's videos are made available here.