David Bowie to MTV in 1982: ‘Where are the black artists?’

Late rock star praised for challenging music channel on lack of diversity

An excerpt of the interview has been shared by thousands on Twitter following the death of the rock star to cancer on Sunday (Jan 10).

In the middle of an on air interview with the popular music channel, he suddenly asked interviewer Mark Goodman: “Why are there practically no Black artists on the network?”

Goodman replied: “We seem to be doing music that fits into what we want to play on MTV. The company is thinking in terms of narrowcasting.”Read More..http://voice-online.co.uk/article/david-bowie-mtv-1982-where-are-black-artists

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