Sinead O'Connor is worried about Miley. So is Elton John. So are the bearded guys of Duck Dynasty. But I'm not. Because I know that Miley is a strategic genius and that brands actually have quite a bit to learn from her.
Bookstores are dying, reading scores are plummeting and the quality of entertainment sinks like a stone, weighed down by the receding interest of Gen-X and millennial audiences in any form of entertainment that takes too long to watch or too much attention to absorb.
As Executive Vice President of Viacom Media Networks and leader of Scratch, a "creative SWAT team," Ross Martin operates at the nuanced nexus of marketing, branding, advertising and youth culture.
When a song written by a teenage girl from New Zealand, who's never even been to America, manages to top the Billboard Alternative charts for a record-breaking six straight weeks and counting, it causes one to wonder, "WTF?"
Insane Clown Posse, a.k.a. ICP, joined us in the studio to give their two cents on the infamous Miley Cyrus VMA twerking incident. "If you hated he...
You took advantage of some pretty obvious immaturity. You're a grown up, she is figuring herself out. When she is 10 years older she'll understand how maybe that wasn't the artistic precedent she wanted to set for herself. But, what will you do?
Earlier this week, a popular reality show went where few television programs -- scripted or reality -- dare to tread, by discussing abortion.
A lifetime ago, when I was writing about rock'n'roll for a daily newspaper, I had to watch and then write about the very first MTV Video Music Awar...
I sent my daughters back to school this morning and, in doing so, I could not help but feel as if Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, and Taylor Swift should be following closely behind.
Putting things back into perspective, in the "let's give them something to talk about" gratuity and PR stunt department, Miley Cyrus is certainly not reinventing the wheel.
Miley Cyrus may have stepped over some invisible moral line. She made us all uncomfortable watching, but so did Robin Thicke. They were both on the stage performing and equally culpable.
Way back in 2010, using Twitter to monitor love television events in real-time was brand new. Now it's fully integrated in the media planning for events from elections to sports events to the Video Music Awards.
With 90's-era shoegaze pioneers like the Breeders and My Bloody Valentine laying down speaker-melting sets, FYF Fest 2013 managed to conjure the grunged-out spirit of the '90s, while faithfully holding out against the molly-marketed electronic dance music scene of Coachella and EDC.
The truth is Annie Lennox has been one of the best influences in my life. I continue to be amazed and inspired by her words, her music, and her integrity. Today
MTV's Video Music Awards telecast has been celebrating the finest cinematic feats from its industry's biggest artists since 1984. But despite this purportedly aesthetic bent, the outfits worn by its attendees are not always quite so visually appealing.
"I'm a fanatic for music and all the records I love, the engine for them is the laying of yourself out in a way that could potentially be embarrassing."