Monday, April 25, 2005

a mistake that everybody makes

Have you seen (name of artist here)'s new MTV?

Oh really? (artist's name) has his own MTV?

MTV, which stands for Music Television, is a cable television network dedicated to music and has popularized music videos. A lot of people seem to forget that although it is a noun, it is not the general term for any visual rendition of a song. So it is not proper for any
music video to be referred to as MTV. The Black Eyed Peas, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Maroon 5 or any musical act cannot be said to have an MTV unless they are part owners of the giant cable channel. What they have are simply music videos that get airtime on music channels like MTV, Channel [V] or Myx.

La lang. Just my two-cents.