Where has all the music gone?
April 12, 2010 7:41 AM Subscribe
Lots of current pop music as background on UK television shows. Not so much on US shows. What gives?
posted by teedee2000 to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Having watched a lot of British TV, I've noticed that almost every reality show plays lots of charting pop music during the course of the program. However, in America, you don't see this as much, if at all.
I assume this is because of differing licensing costs. How come it became so expensive to feature US music on US shows? How did US labels get this setup in place, compared to UK labels? I feel like a new generation is losing out, compared to what we all got to watch in the 70s and 80s.
Anyone know anything about this?