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TRL Bigger Than the Sound

Posted by - 07:53 AM on 09/17/08
James Montgomery writes of the life and impact of TRL in this week's Bigger Than the Sound.
 
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07:57 AM on 09/17/08
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Mr. Montgomery? Don't waste your time.
08:14 AM on 09/17/08
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"TRL" will probably not be remembered for the stars it helped create or the shiny studio it vacated but, rather, for the legacy it leaves behind ... one that is simply stated, yet massive in scope: "TRL" was YouTube before YouTube ever existed.

agreed.
08:42 AM on 09/17/08
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People still watch that show?
08:50 AM on 09/17/08
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something slightly terrible yet completely expected, right on par with "Did you hear so-and-so's parents are getting divorced?" or "Did you know your ex-girlfriend is now a Suicide Girl?"
hahahaha
09:20 AM on 09/17/08
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lol
09:21 AM on 09/17/08
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Great article. He really hit the nail on the head with this one. I wish I could write like him.
10:02 AM on 09/17/08
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People still watch that show?
They have fans inside and outside of the studio every day...
10:23 AM on 09/17/08
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dumb dating shows better not be shown in place of trl. if so i completely lost hope in mtv.
10:53 AM on 09/17/08
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I don't really agree with the TRL spawned Youtube/his comparison, but good article. Hard to argue the relevance it played in the late 90's.
11:16 AM on 09/17/08
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"I go to TRL- look how many hugs I get."
11:23 AM on 09/17/08
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I would argue that youtube was the turning point that signaled a change in MTV's entire philosophy.

Prior to that show, they acted as gatekeepers of cool, who clued in their audience to what they thought was worthy of their short attention spans. Post-TRL, MTV seems like they've given up on trying to be tastemakers. The network's programming 10 years ago was full of bold, edgy shows that challenged viewers- MTV was setting the agenda, they were telling you what was hip. Today, they merely shrug and blindly follow every whim of their demographic. Every new season of shows feels like someone's old dad desperately asking "this is what the kids are into right?"
11:26 AM on 09/17/08
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01:11 PM on 09/17/08
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I loved when Limp Bizkit and blink 182 were on the show back in the day. I also remember when Backstreet Boys and Nysnyc would show up at the show and the streets would be packed.

I used to love the show. Big point in my music history.
02:43 PM on 09/17/08
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Interesting article....

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