Yo! MTV Rocks (Again)

Dave Zatz —  October 28, 2008

Back in the day, when the M stood for Music, I spent many an hour parked in front of the tube watching Headbangers Ball and Yo! MTV Raps. I currently have no idea what MTV is about, and Comcast should feel free to drop them from my lineup. But I’m exceedingly happy to discover tons of classic videos have now been made available at MTVMusic.com. The library looks quite large and the videos are even embeddable (above). However, I’d like to see a little more detail on the video page (how about original air date), track purchase links to iTunes or Amazon MP3 (hey, make some money), and of course higher resolutions. And ultimately, I’d like to see the content back on my television. So, let me create a bunch of web playlists and stream them to my Roku box, Xbox, whatever. I’m willing pay.

Leave your recommendations in the comments, and here’s a few to get you started:

5 responses to Yo! MTV Rocks (Again)

  1. And no one better suggest Music Choice on TiVo. I don’t know how large their selection is, because the thing is too dang slow and tedious to bother using.

  2. Does anyone know why MTV doesn’t televise their yearly awards shows on the hi-def MHD channel? I could care less about the awards/speeches but I do look forward to some of the performances.

  3. Looks nice until you discover certain videos are using geo-blocking, just like Hulu. So no joy here in the UK.

  4. Just another reason you and I need to create a VPN from my place to yours in the name of international diplomacy.

  5. I am crazy happy I stumbled upon your blog and this post. I haven’t clicked the link yet to the MTVmusic site but I have my fingers crossed.

    I too no longer know what MTV stands for. I was into a few reality shows…..like nearly a decade ago. Now those so-called “reality” shows make me sick. I miss the music and the videos.

    I do remember being tired of seeing the same 10 videos all the time but there’s an easy fix for that…. PLAY DIFFERENT VIDEOS! Lil Wayne, Britney, T.I., and Rhianna are NOT the only people making music.