Music Videos to Have Age Classification

19 August 2014

By Yasmine

With the likes of Miley Cyrus leaving little to the imagination in her music videos, the government have decided to put age ratings on online music videos. The situation came about after David Cameron admitted he had banned his own children from watching certain videos online.

Youtube and Vevo have signed up to the pilot scheme along with three major UK record labels, Warner, Sony and Universal. The scheme will begin in October with the British Board of Classification. The classification age categories will be 12, 15 or 18.

Singer and songwriter, Katy B, is just one of many celebrities that think the ratings move is a good idea by saying ‘I think that’s amazing. I think it’s good. I didn’t know why they haven’t done that sooner’.

Rapper, Professor Green, spoke the truth by saying ‘If something’s got an 18 stamped on it, then kids are going to want to watch it all the more’.

Some people think it’s pointless because the likes of Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Beyoncé, who make promiscuous music videos, will not be engaged in the new scheme because they are signed to the American arm of the big record labels.

Are the government just wasting their time? Because after all, kids can be defiant.



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