The History of Music Video 2 of 4: MTV Network

Taught by Tommy Sowards (Veteran LA Producer, Documentarian, Actor) - take a look at Tommy's bio.


Location: Online via Zoom


Maximum Spots: 30 spots



- Early: $25.00

- Normal: $30.00

- Late: $36.00


Student age: 14+


Class dates:

- Thursday 30 June


Class time: 5-6:30p PST / 6-7:30 MST / 7-8:30 CST



Although the origins of the music video date back to musical short films that first appeared in the 1920s, they again came into prominence in the 1980s when the channel MTV (originally "Music Television") based its format around the medium. “Music Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles was the very first video aired on MTV, it sparked a craze which led to a TV network solely driven by modern pop music.


Now record companies needed the film industry less, so they promoted their own videos, now reaching a newer, younger audience. Originally, music videos were all based on a performance, but in time other elements were added: documentary type vids, animated videos, some told stories, others created moods, and many created completely new styles.


SLATED SPECIAL GUEST: Kurtis Blow (known as the King of Rap and one of The Godfathers of Rap, Producer for Fat Boys and Run DMC)


Class Materials:

- Pen/Pencil and paper

- solid internet connection with Zoom

The History of Music Video 2 of 4: MTV Network

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