Round Hill Music has entered into an administration deal with “Video Killed The Radio Star” writer/artist Bruce Woolley (Bruce Woolley and the Camera Club, the Radio Science Orchestra). The Ivor Novello Award-nominated song dropped during the New Wave era in 1979, sparking a successful songwriting career for Woolley. He has since gone on to work with artists such as Donna Summer, Sinead O’Connor, Cheryl Cole, Nicki Minaj, Cher and Will.i.am.
“Video Killed the Radio Star” was a huge commercial success, reaching No. 1 on 16 different national charts, and the video for the Buggles’ version of the song was the first video to air on MTV when the network launched in 1981. Featuring “Video Killed the Radio Star” as its inaugural music video proved to be the first evidence that MTV was going to have a huge influence in the music industry.
In the 2015 list from Billboard, "The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 50-26," “Video Killed the Radio Star” was featured at No. 40. Its legacy has transcended to include multiple appearances in movies, including ‘90s-era cult film Empire Records, 2011 indie Take this Waltz and the Adam Sandler hit The Wedding Singer—as covered by the Presidents of the United States of America. The song was included on the soundtrack for the video game, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and has been covered by Ben Folds Five, Pomplamoose, Pentatonix on The Sing Off and Erasure and sampled in “Check It Out” by will.i.am and Nicki Minaj.
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