Vice: Viacom Forced Internet Archive to Remove Hundreds of Hours of MTV Broadcasts

Vice: Viacom Forced Internet Archive to Remove Hundreds of Hours of MTV Broadcasts. “Archivists have uploaded hundreds of hours of MTV VHS recordings from the 1980s and early 1990s to the Internet Archive. The videos have caught the attention of Viacom, which has attempted to have them taken offline.”

New York Times: Fab 5 Freddy’s Latest Cultural Coup? ‘The Archive of the Future’

New York Times: Fab 5 Freddy’s Latest Cultural Coup? ‘The Archive of the Future’. “When he was hopscotching between segregated poles of 1970s and ’80s New York — the uptown of Grandmaster Flash and the Rock Steady Crew; the downtown of Andy Warhol and Blondie — brokering the kind of cultural exchange that would pave the way for hip-hop’s eventual takeover, Fred Brathwaite, better known as Fab 5 Freddy, never kept a consistent diary. Instead, decades before social media, he documented the events of his daily life on film, deploying either a compact point-and-shoot camera or a Hi8 camcorder that he always kept at the ready.”

MTV Made a Snapchat Documentary?

This should be interesting: MTV is making (or has made, as it was supposed to be filmed yesterday) a Snapchat music documentary. “MTV is teaming up with A$AP Ferg at South by Southwest to launch its first Snapchat music documentary, Mashable has learned exclusively. Titled ‘MTV Snapchat Docs: Art/Life/A$AP Ferg,’ the Snapchat series will follow the hip-hop star, who was tapped as a a featured artist for the Woodies, MTV’s annual emerging artists showcase at SXSW.”