It’s been a cliché for years to complain about what happened to the music on MTV. But the music question has been moot since the mid-2000s, when videos moved to YouTube and Vevo. The larger issue is, what happened to the programming, period, on MTV? It’s become a zombie channel, and for those of us still rooting for the brand, it’s a sad sight to see.
MTV isn’t the only neglected cable channel out there; as my