The dying breed of music TV channels... and good music? 6 replies

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#1 3 months ago

Back in the 90s and 2000s, there were a lot of music channels on TV. Eventually, the major players in Europe got bought out by MTV Networks/Viacom. As broadband Internet became more accessible, though, they started dying out. First TMF, now VIVA. The mainline MTV and the American and UK versions of VH1 now have reality bullshit, so on a continental scale, Europe only has VH1 Europe and VH1 Classic Europe plus the ten billion sub-channels of MTV that are tucked in premium cable packages to get some proper music. Here in Croatia, the situation is a bit better since our large music scene permits us multiple channels spearheaded by CMC (literally Croatian Music Channel), but even they have now removed the SMS jukebox feature, which I see a sign of removing interactivity with the channel and that it might close in the next few years.

YouTube as a service is rather shit for finding out new music to listen to that's actually good, and I'm in one of two EU countries (Croatia, the other is Slovenia) that doesn't have access to Spotify. Do you guys think good music in general died out, and how do you find new things to listen to?


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#2 3 months ago

I don't think good music has died out. You just have access to far more music nowadays than you used to, so it can be hard to find something you really like. Since you don't have access to Spotify, check if Google Play Music is available in Croatia? It's a great alternative.


Though without either, I can see why it might be difficult to actually find good, new music.





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#3 3 months ago

Ew... more pay-to-get-what-you-need services from overly large corporations. Though yes, we are covered there.

I guess a soul that likes regular rock and pop from the 90s and early 00s is truly lost in today's world of wannabes.


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#4 3 months ago

I pretty much don't listen to anything recorded after 1989.


I'd say a good 90% of the music I like was recorded in the 60's, 70's or 80's. 


I don't like the majority of modern music.


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#5 3 months ago
Posted by Plokite_Wolf

Ew... more pay-to-get-what-you-need services from overly large corporations. Though yes, we are covered there.

I guess a soul that likes regular rock and pop from the 90s and early 00s is truly lost in today's world of wannabes.

Depending on what bands in particular you like from those eras, there may be others like those today. But without knowing exactly what bands you like, it's hard to actually know what to recommend :P


Posted by RadioactiveLobster

I pretty much don't listen to anything recorded after 1989.


I'd say a good 90% of the music I like was recorded in the 60's, 70's or 80's. 


I don't like the majority of modern music.


There's still music being made in the styles of those decades. Funk, for one, is still pretty big.




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#6 3 months ago
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Ew... more pay-to-get-what-you-need services from overly large corporations. Though yes, we are covered there.

I guess a soul that likes regular rock and pop from the 90s and early 00s is truly lost in today's world of wannabes.

Depending on what bands in particular you like from those eras, there may be others like those today. But without knowing exactly what bands you like, it's hard to actually know what to recommend :P

U2, Garbage, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones are my main things.

I also like to use The 90's Button :3


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#7 3 months ago

Deezer seems to cover most of the world and has the so-called Flow mode that seems to do the trick. Still gauging how good it is on that.


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