In 1979 the Buggles released the song, "Video Killed the Radio Star", which promoted new technology (television), while simultaneously mourning the old (radio). In 1981, this became the first music video to air on MTV. Check it out (music video starts at 4:35):
According to an article on Hubpages, "“Video Killed the Radio Star” definitely has a direct meaning in the sense that new technology came and replaced old technology, and that pictures bring a whole new meaning to songs, stories, documentaries, and many other works that were once just recorded audibly." This was more than 30 years ago!