During the casting process Don Kirshner, Screen Gems' head of music, was contacted to secure music for The Monkees pilot. Kirshner's Brill Building firm Aldon Music had an extensive portfolio of songwriters, many in need of work after the British Invasion had reorganized the American music scene; while several Aldon writers contributed songs to the Monkees during their existence, the bulk of ...
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MTV (an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable channel that launched on August 1, 1981.Based in New York City, it serves as the flagship property of the MTV Entertainment Group, part of Paramount Media Networks, a division of Paramount Global.
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Global impact. Ben Beaumont-Thomas, music editor for The Guardian, said Jackson "ushered in a global culture" and that his impact extended into "areas previously untouched by Western pop culture". At the 1989 Soul Train Music Awards, actress Elizabeth Taylor dubbed Jackson the "King of Pop, Rock & Soul".
MTV initially refused to air the video for "Billie Jean", as the network's executives felt black music did not fit into "rock"-centered network. Walter Yetnikoff , the president of Jackson's record company CBS Records , was enraged by their refusal to play the video in spite of Jackson's success as a musical artist.