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American Adolescents and Music Videos: Why Do They Watch?

Citation

Brown, Jane D.; Campbell, Kenneth L.; & Fischer, Lynn (1986). American Adolescents and Music Videos: Why Do They Watch?. Gazette, 37(1-2), 19-32.

Abstract

In August 1981 the Music Television network began airing rock music videos 24-hours a day to cable subscribers across the United States. The videos were 3-5 minute long visual depictions set to music and usually featured band members either performing the music or acting out roles suggested by the lyrics and music. By the end of 1984 one quarter of American households with televisions were viewing the MTV channel.’ I Eighty three percent of the target audience, 18-to-34- year-olds, were watching an average of one hour during the day and one and one-half hours on weekends.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/001654928603700104

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Gazette

Author(s)

Brown, Jane D.
Campbell, Kenneth L.
Fischer, Lynn

Year Published

1986

Volume Number

37

Issue Number

1-2

Pages

19-32

Reference ID

4380