Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter and Martha Quinn -- with help from rock writer Gavin Edwards -- provide an oral history of the launch of the network that pioneered unscripted entertainment, and brought Michael Jackson's dance moves and Jon Bon Jovi's hair into our living rooms.
By 1996, MTV, with its over-the-top videos and video jockeys
(VJs) was on Indian television.
practiced by video jockeys, mash-ups artists and the producers of AMVs
competitions, where two video jockeys are given the same source material
It's called Ways Into Improvisation: The Ensemble, it's at 7pm in the Hamilton Studio, The Drum is at 144 Potters Lane, Aston, and there's more information from Sound It Out on 0121 7737322On Saturday evening, leave the cool black jacket of jazz in the wardrobe, don instead your world music coat of many colours, and head back to The Drum, this time for Diaspora, a new world music event featuring musicians, DJs, VJs (that's video jockeys
for the uninitiated) and general good times late into the night.
Puff Daddy, or P Diddy as he now prefers to be known, headlined the Live & Almost Legal bash and was joined by the five Video Jockeys
- JJ Jackson, Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Martha Quinn and Alan Hunter - who helped launch the network back in 1981.
If dance is more your style, then get to Moshine Mix, featuring nine DJs and video jockeys
, at Middlesbrough bar Two 0 Two from 2pm to 1am in aid of Teesside Hospice.
Other Rotten targets include talk-show hosts, video jockeys
(a shot at VH1?
DaCosta, born in Brooklyn, was picked from 6,000 aspiring video jockeys
who auditioned in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York between April 6 and April 14.
based ImagiNation Network members the opportunity to interact with MuchMusic video jockeys
(VJs) and artists, receive behind-the-scenes reports, and win prizes based upon what they see during the broadcast.