Do people still watch music channels? I remover when they first came out they were a bit of a novelty, but now they just seem to play lots of pop music with very similar videos. Music videos used to be considered an art – now they are so formulaic you can almost predict what’s going to happen next with most of them. I appreciate that this might partly be due to small budgets, but still, surely they could be a bit more creative.
I think part of the problem is that Freeview only has a very small range of music channels. In fact, I think it just has one at the moment, which means that there is never any choice. This channel is obviously a pop music channel, and continues to play rehashed, cover and unoriginal songs 24 hours a day. The only exception is when the channel switches to a low budget reality TV show.
I’m sure that some people must enjoy them – otherwise they wouldn’t still exist as no one would advertise on them – but it would be great if they showed real “music variety”, rather than just lots of different pop stars singing the same kind of music.
Anyway, that’s enough of a rant for me today. I’ve got to go work now unfortunately, but I’ll be posting some more articles in the near future if you want to check back. You could always subscribe to me RSS feed, and that will mean you get emails or an update in your reader whenever I write a new post.