A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from February 27, 2018
“Internet killed the video star” ("Internet killed the video store")

"Video Killed the Radio Star” is a song written by Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes and Bruce Woolley in 1978, and was first recorded by Bruce Woolley and The Camera Club. The British group the Buggles, consisting of Horn and Downes, recorded and video, and it was the first music video shown on MTV at 12:01 a.m. on August 1, 1981.

“Internet Killed The Video Star” by Andre Gray was downloaded to the internet on August 8, 1988, and is claimed to be the first downloaded song. “The Death of MTV (or Internet Killed the Video Star)” was the title of a post on the newsgroup alt.fan.u2 on March 11, 2000. “The Limousines - Internet Killed The Video Star (Official Music Video)” was posted on YouTube on June 23, 2010.

“Kim says internet killed the video store...” was posted on Twitter on May 14, 2007.  “Internet killed the video store” was posted on Twitter on May 17, 2008. Bockbuster Video, a popular chain, filed for bankruptcy in 2010 and ended operations in November 2013.


Wikipedia: Video Killed the Radio Star
“Video Killed the Radio Star” is a song written by Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes and Bruce Woolley in 1978. It was first recorded by Bruce Woolley and The Camera Club (with Thomas Dolby on keyboards) for their album English Garden, and later by British group the Buggles, consisting of Horn and Downes. The track was recorded and mixed in 1979, released as their debut single on 7 September 1979 by Island Records, and included on their first album The Age of Plastic. The backing track was recorded at Virgin’s Town House in West London, and mixing and vocal recording would later take place at Sarm East Studios.
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The song’s music video was written, directed, and edited by Russell Mulcahy, and is well-remembered as the first music video shown on MTV in the United States at 12:01a.m. on 1 August 1981, and the first video shown on MTV Classic in the United Kingdom on 1 March 2010.

Google Groups: alt.fan.u2
The Death of MTV (or Internet Killed the Video Star)
Mildred Pierce
3/11/00
Ask anyone and they will tell you, music sucks today.  The suck of music seems most exemplified in the static and downright disgusting state of MTV.

Google Groups: rec.audio.pro
“Internet Killed the Video Star”
NeilH011
3/17/02
Thought some of you might like this… inspired by a quote from Stephen McKnight/Thermal productions-Tokyo.
“INTERNET KILLED THE VIDEO STAR”
(Sung to the tune of: “Video Killed the Radio Star” - with apologies to Trevor Horn)

It happened way back when in Nineteen-Ninety-Two,
When Bill and Al Gore said they’d build the net for you,
We had no idea, no we didn’t have a clue…

OCLC WorldCat record
NTERNET KILLED THE VIDEO STAR: HOW IN-HOUSE INTERNET DISTRIBUTION OF HOME VIDEO WILL AFFECT PROFIT PARTICIPANTS
Author: K Gatien
Publisher: New York, NY : Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal, c1993-
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: Fordham intellectual property, media & entertainment law journal. 13, Part 3 (2003): 909-962

OCLC WorldCat record
Internet killed the video star
Author: André Gray
Publisher: New York : Digital & Electronic Music Organization, ©2005.
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
BEAT THE PRESS - Internet killed the video star?
Author: Chris Weinkopf
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1990-
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: The American enterprise. 16, no. 4, (2005): 48

OCLC WorldCat record
Internet killed the video star What role for MTV, asks Viv Groskop, in a webby world that hates US culture?
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: NEW STATESMAN -LONDON- no. 4800, (July 10, 2006): 38

Google Groups: rec.arts.tv
MTV VMA:THW (Three Hours Wasted) aka Internet killed the video star
Ken from Chicago
9/1/06
Kurt Loder’s still on MTV? alive? and the other guy too?

OCLC WorldCat record
Internet killed the video star
Author: Aharon Rabinowitz; Creative Cow.
Publisher: Creative Cow, ©2007.
Series: Creative Cow master series.
Edition/Format: DVD video Computer File : English : Windows and MacView all editions and formats
Summary:
Training in video compression, Flash video, video podcasting, and creating video tutorials.

Twitter
Luke‏
@lluke
Kim says internet killed the video store…
4:28 AM - 14 May 2007

Twitter
Sasha‏
@abouis
internet killed the video store
2:06 PM - 17 May 2008

Twitter
Brent Rose‏
@brentrose
Replying to @bijan
@bijan Funny you should say that, I was just about to write a blog called “Video Killed the Radio Star, but Internet Killed the Video Store”
11:14 AM - 27 Jan 2009

YouTube
The Limousines - Internet Killed The Video Star (Official Music Video)
TheLimousines
Published on Jun 23, 2010
get the album - http://tinyurl.com/43cyd27

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
If video killed the radio star then the internet killed the video star. What’s going to kill the internet star?
submitted June 8, 2015 by Name_Mangler

imedia
Internet killed the video store: Blockbuster’s lesson for marketers
Mike Kinsella
OCTOBER 24, 2015
Think back to 1992. A magical time when Seinfeld and The Simpsons were dominating the airwaves, George Bush Sr. was rounding out his term in the White House, collecting Pogs was all the rage (unless you were more of a Beanie Baby person) and cell phones were roughly the size of small briefcases. When you wanted to see a movie, but didn’t feel like going to the theaters, you probably headed over to your local Blockbuster.

Twitter
Emily Bett Rickards‏
@EmilyBett
It’s so true.... The Internet Killed The Video Store @psiseries #webelieveineverything… https://www.instagram.com/p/BFjeyp1iKRK/
11:55 AM - 18 May 2016

Google Groups: alt.music.misc
Internet Killed The Video Star (1988) By Andre Gray Celebrates The 28th Anniversary Of The Birth Of Online Music
poutineo...@gmail.com
8/16/16
The online digital music revolution was started on this day exactly 28 years today when, on August 8, 1988, revered inventor Andre Gray uploaded the very first complete song on the Internet titled “Internet Killed The Video Star”, a song he composed on a Yamaha DX7 synthesizer and in the MIDI format. Within hours the song spread across many disparate Usenet groups and BBS: bulletin board systems signaling the official birth of online/Internet music and served as a calling card for the digital music revolution. The song “Internet Killed The video Star” by Andre Gray is now acknowledged by historians as the big bang and Rosetta Stone of digital music and the birth of online entertainment in general.

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Internet killed the video store.
submitted February 28, 2018 by pbjames23
I was literally singing this in the shower this morning.

Posted by Barry Popik
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