Buzz Bin

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MTV's Buzz Bin was a select group of music videos by up and coming artists and bands that the network deemed "buzz worthy", "cutting edge", or "the next big thing". As such, the selected videos received heavy rotation on the channel, and were also featured in special promotional commercials that highlighted the latest Buzz Bin selections, which were sometimes known as Buzz Clips.[1]

The Buzz Bin began in 1987, and featured artists and bands from all genres of music (not just alternative rock or modern rock acts, although those were the majority). Many music industry trade publications have noted the direct effect Buzz Bin selection has had on album sales, with some sources stating that upwards of 75% of the selected acts have gone on to achieve RIAA Gold Certification or better.[2] In 1992, the New York Times noted the Buzz Bin label's power in increasing sales and creating hit songs [3] and Entertainment Weekly called it "Alternative rock's best friend."[2]

The Buzz Bin ended in 2004 and was split in half into MTV's "Discover and Download" and VH1's "You Oughta Know"

MTV released two compilation CDs of Buzz Bin tracks, on Mammoth Records.[4][5]

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  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Taking Care Of Buzz-Iness: Meet Alternative Rock'S Best Friend". EW.com. 1995-03-17. Retrieved 2014-07-14. 
  3. ^ Robert G. Woletz (1992-08-02). "POP MUSIC; A New Formula: Into the 'Bin.' Out Comes a Hit. - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2014-07-14. 
  4. ^ "MTV Buzz Bin, Volume 1: The Zen of Buzz Clips: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-07-14. 
  5. ^ "MTV Buzz Bin Volume 2: The Future of Buzz Clips: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-07-14. 

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