As I remember it!
I lived in Parma, Ohio USA. And I came home just in time to see the launching of MTV! I knew then it was going to be different. The music videos fantastic. I just sat there. Mesmerized! It had the music news, VJ’s, Commercials, More music videos. The whole night! I just sat there.,
As I understood it! The music videos were originally called Promotional Videos” When MTV got them! They became “Music Videos”. The record Companies gave them the videos for free. As I heard it! When MTV cleared a profit! The record Companies wanted a piece of the pie. When J. J. Jackson was on. Everyone thought that he was the guy who did the song “It’s all right”. He was not. There were spin-offs of MTV as well!
For a guy who was raised on rock-n-roll! I loved the new music! This! Was when there was break dancing going on. Then! The rap came. Then there was a little bit of a problem! It was the content of the rap that was the problem. But the artist claim “Artistic Expression”. And we know the rest.
I think the real problem might have been boredom in watching music videos all day/night! That did MTV in. If that was the case! Then why would they people behind MTV! Create VH-1? But! The same happened to it as well.