Thirty years after the network launched, MTV is better known for shows like Jersey Shore and The Real World than for music videos. We can all accept that truth, but it seems glaringly funny when we tune in for the VMA’s each year.
The music industry is changing and the VMA’s is still a good platform for musicians, but its becoming more obvious that some of this years presenters were there to promote their movies. This year presenters included Emma Stone and Penn Badgley of Easy A, and of course Cher to promote her upcoming movie Burlesque. To read more about the VMA’s as a platform for movie promotion check out this article at THR.