After years of so many reality shows and more scripted series, the music stations are returning to what made them vital on Independence Day
They will feature videos throughout the day, beginning at 6 a.m. Emerging artists will get a showcase in the stations' inaugural "Music Independence Day" and be shown with famous artists.
Starting Wednesday, June 12 emerging artists can try to get onto the stations by claiming a page on the Artist Platform -- for MTV, for Cmt, or for VH1.
Those artists will have their music and videos considered for MTV, Cmt and VH1. Even those who don't get picked, will be able to drive audiences to their pages via social networks and #MusicIndependenceDay, where they can invite listeners to purchase music, leave tips or otherwise show their support.
"We want to let fans discover and really love up musicians, give a tip, buy them a beer or