June 7, 2001    





In terms of music, did video kill the radio star?

Heck no. I think video has enhanced the radio star's popularity.

Laura, 36
, MA   USA

Nah, although sometimes I think RADIO killed the radio star.

Karen, 21

Ha ha ha, good question! Well sort of, because if there was no video then a lot more people would listen to the radio. But there are still people who do listen to the radio, so the radio star isn't totally dead lol

Dianne, 16
Oshawa, Ontario  CANADA

Well, the song is really cool, but the radio still dominates the morning commute =)

Eric, 19
Beverly Hills

Yes. Video did kill the radio star. And it also help the radio star because the eyecandy starts got seen more and appreciated for both looks and talent. in some cases---just looks.

Anjel, 20

No. Mega conglomerate media interests have.

Felicia, 35
, MA   USA

I don't know if it killed it, per se. But, as a Rolling Stones fan, seeing Mick Jagger "dancing in the streets" with David Bowie was a major turn-off.

Jennifer, 19

Sorry--I know very little about music.

Jill, 60

I don't think so at all --- not as far as I'm concerned anyway. Truthfully? When I want something to "watch" it's fine, but there are many times when I  prefer just to listen. I believe even my 14 year-old daughter feels the same  way.

Fisch, 45
, CT   USA

No way.

Angela, 16
Bella Vista

I don't think so... you can't watch tv in your car, now can you? If anything  the shizit they play on mainstream radio is identical to the shizit they play  on MTV, so they just feed off of each other. Me, I stick to my cd collection and college radio.

Maggie, 20
, IL   USA

No, I don't think so. I do belive in the beginning when video had just come out but not everyone has access to all the videos. Besides radio is portable and free.

Stephanie, 25

Now there's a unique question! I don't watch much MTV or VH1, so I'd have to say no. I'm not really familiar with the music video scene so it just doesn't seem that important to me. Lately I usually listen to CDs in the car, so it almost seems as though radio's not there anymore either - but it's still more attractive to me than music videos.

etoile, 20

No. Of course, I was born 2 years after the advent of MTV (1983 and 1981, respectively), so I've never "known life" without videos. But there were one-hit wonders, heartthrobs, and all that stuff before videos. Videos just make songs more visual. The problem is that an artist or director's interpretation of a song can be quite different from our own, and the video might hinder the song's effect. Also, many stars (aka Britney Spears) with mediocre talent and boring songs become "pop princesses" because they're cute and have sexualized videos, so the lameness of their songs is glossed over

Katie, 25
, FL   USA

Not at all! Marketers learned how to complement video with radio. Used properly it is a different media to be used for promotion. It could harm you or can help you.

Rich, 52
, MA   USA

Not if you listen to classical music, as I do.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

The radio star is alive and well.

Firelady, 23
, TX    USA

Yes, again I say yes. The percentage of plain or ugly musicians has greatly decreased since we can see them on television all the time. Music is now bought by a look, almost as much as by the sound of the artist.


no, video created the pop star

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario  CANADA

I've never understood that song, but if it's supposed to be interpretated literally, then probably not.

Shanna, 16
Cardiff  ENGLAND

I dunno, John Popper did pretty well and he's reasonably unattractive. I think marketing experts have overpushed models and dancers who have no musical abilities, but they've been doing that since the Beatles were a hairband.

Alias Irrelevante

Not anymore. Maybe in the beginning it might have hurt a little, but these days it's almost impossible to find a music video to watch that isn't the same top 10 every day, week in and week out!!

Tracy, 24
Ocean City

Yesterday / Tomorrow