Today I began looking at the impact made by hit music show, Top of the Pops, something I hold a personal interest in, as I used to watch this as a child. I understand the role played by tv shows such as Top of the Pops, as it introduced music videos to worldwide viewers, and promoted various music bands. It is interesting to note that the BBC regulated the amount of times each music video can be broadcast on TV, compared to the countless amount of times videos can be aired in today's society.

I then looked at the impact of MTV, and how 24 hour access to music videos lead to a massive increase in purchases of singles, as people could easily access music videos. Shortly following this, Channel 4 released the chart show, which landmarked the first channel of just music videos, and no presenters or additional shows. 

Michael Jackson's Thriller is key to any music video history study, as the $500,000 budget defined the moment that everyone knew music videos were going to play a big part in the future. 


 


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