Scene: That's the name of our company.MyMusic
is a series created by The Fine Brothers
. Funded by YouTube
's original channel initiative, the main series is released every Sunday on the MyMusicShow channel, with the company's other shows being released throughout the week. The other shows include a weekly hour-long live series, a news show and an interactive question and answer series. Benny Fine
stated during an interview with New Media Rockstars that MyMusic
"was developed first as a television property." It was later adapted for the internet, and with the help of YouTube
, the Fine Bros created a premium channel on which they created MyMusic
CEO Indie (Adam Busch) is a stereotypical modern day hipster
while Idol (Grace Helbig
), self-pro-claimed "Social Media Guru" is addicted to social media to the point of saying "hashtag" in normal conversation and loves all things mainstream. Head of Production Metal (Jarrett Sleeper) is a stereotypical Metalhead
and seems to have passed some of his traits down to his daughter Rayna (Lia Marie Johnson
). The Talent Booking, Techno & Dubstep (Tania Gunadi and Chris Clowers), are a stereotypical PLUR (Peace, Love, Unity, Respect) mentality duo. Head of Marketing Hip Hop (Mychal Thompson), is a stereotypical "gangsta". Scene (Lainey Lipson) is an intern and a stereotypical scene character
while Intern 2 (Jack Douglass
) is simply a generic intern
The primary series of the MyMusicShow YouTube
is essentially a documentary of the daily antics of a transmedia production company - with the staff members going by the music genre they like best (except for Intern 2 who claims to like every genre of music) because Indie claims that broad stereotypes are easier to remember than names - focused on the different genres of music.Season 2 is confirmed for summer 2013
and is being uploaded on the Fine Bros' main channel instead of the My Music
Tropes applying to My Music:
- Abusive Parents: Indie briefly mentions something about Hip-Hop's mom being abusive.
- Abhorrent Admirer: Scene is sort of this towards Indie, if Indie in fact knows how she feels.
- Accidental Misnaming: Scene is SCENE, not Emo.
- Acting Unnatural: Invoked and lampshaded.
(when Metal is about to introduce the staff to Rayna)
Idol: "Quick, everyone overdramatically do something so they don't think we were looking at them!"
- Actor Allusion:
- Metal, while planning his conversation with Gorgol, considers telling her that she looks like Felicia Day who is in fact the actress that plays her.
- Fans of the show frequently make references to Jacksfilms, which are created by Intern 2's actor, Jack Douglass. Intern 2 singing in #28 certainly counts.
- Techno is paired with a taller guy who sounds like a machine.
- Idol and Idolfied!Scene singing Katy Perry's "Firework" may be an allusion to Lainey Lipson (Scene) doing this on her own channel - but this time with added Stylistic Suck.
- Satan shouting "Don't bless me" after sneezing calls to mind Tobuscus' standard outro quote.
- When Janet Varney appears on the show, the information in the lower third reads "Favourite elements; Water, fire and earth, but growing to love air too."
- An Aesop: Invoked in #28 with Intern 2's flowchart: Teamwork —> Success
- Amazingly Embarrassing Family: Metal's. He cringes at the idea of bringing them to work.
(When asked what his favorite part of his job is): Getting away from my fam- neighbors
- Amusing Injuries: The Rat Protector's.
- Rather than throw darts at a dartboard to determine his stand-in, Indie throws it at the actual staff. Idol gets it in the neck!
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking Among the consequences for summoning 4chan are the company losing all their guests and being forced to listen to Daughtry.
- As Long as It Sounds Foreign: Gorgol's accent seems to be a mix between German and French, and doesn't sound like a Norwegian accent at all.
- Bad Boss: Indie abuses his employees on a regular basis.
- Bait and Switch:
- Episode 18 has Indie state "What have we done?" in a sad and sombre tone after he sees the news report on The Jolt endangering kids. The opening theme qucikly follows and then we see that he's actually celebrating MyMusic's new fame.
- Just when it sounds like we're going to find out what Intern 2's real name is
Intern 2:"Things are so much more personal here. I'm no longer Intern 2, I'm…"
Acid Factory Employee:"Employee 41512"
- Berserk Button: Don't ever call Techno J-Pop.
- Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: Bigfoot seems to live in the offices of the company. No one seems to care that he's there.
- Big "Shut Up!": Indie does this twice to Scene.
- "Shut up, Intern 2!"
- Intern 2 finally gets one back at Indie in the penultimate episode of season 2.
Intern 2: Hello?
Indie: Shut up Intern 2!
Intern 2: No… No I won’t shut up… In fact! You shut up! Shut up Indie!
- Big "NO!": Old Metal, complete with Skyward Scream.
Scene has one after she finds out that Straight Edge's avatar MCR has been cheating on her avatar.
- Black and Nerdy: Hip-Hop (now renamed Nerdcore) is revealed to be this when he comes out as a nerd.
- Black Comedy: Can fall into this a lot. Characters are shot, electrocuted, locked in rooms for long times, someone is Killed Off for Real and Satan himself constantly pops up. It's all over the place.
- Black Metal
- Blatant Lies: Metal claims to have gotten over his anger management issues, right before Scene accidentally hits him in the head with a sound boom and he swears loudly.
- Big Damn Kiss: Parodied in season 1 with Intern 2 and Metal. Then played straight at the end of season 2 with Scene and Intern 2, only to be parodied again with Techno and Dubstep.
- Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti
- Bilingual Bonus: Techno. She shouts out to her mom in Bandung, Indonesia one time on The Mosh.
- Bolt of Divine Retribution: Rayna can summon a lightning bolt every ten years. Maybe she should have saved that...
- Break the Cutie: Scene becomes distant and emotionless once 4chan kill all her online avatars as punishment for uttering their name publicly. Once she falls into her coffin (It Makes Sense in Context) after suffering her breakdown, we see all her makeup completely gone off her face giving a very depressed look.
- Brick Joke: Intern 2 says that he doesn't have it as bad as the Rat Protector who is shown being more or less eaten by large rats. Later the same episode Indie threatens to feed Idol to the giant rats.
- Lunch confronting Hip-Hop while pulling out a megaphone. It's not from some Hammerspace, it's actually part of My Music inventory, intended to replace the fire owls.
- And then Hip-Hop breaks it during the Loco Uno arc, which comes back to bite them in the end.
- Hip-Hop calms a rowdy party by firing off his gun - which hits one of the oxpecker birds Scene nearly died to bring back.
- The fate of Metal the First comes up again when Loco Uno locks up Hip-Hop and Scene in the same place as him... and he helps them escape. And they ditch him for it.
- Brown Note: That 'special message' from Techno in #28.
- Butt Monkey: Intern 2 is used as a footstool, is offered as a meal by Indie, told to shut up even when he's not speaking, is slapped, has stuff shoved off his desk and his laptop smashed, is yelled at by Metal for picking up Rayna's lipgloss, beaten up and stuffed into a trashcan by Metal and is generally treated as if he is unimportant. Indie even tells Metal that Intern 2 can be ignored (along with Scene, who didn't seem to mind).
Indie: Speaking of which, Intern 2, what is the ETA on my Bigfoot?
Intern 2: Uh, still working on it. (shows work)
Indie: Dammit Intern 2. If I didn't have this Kombucha here to soothe me I would fire you right now.
- Scene is arguably this too, as the others as constantly commenting on how annoying she is, is totally to shut the*BLEEP* up twice, and Indie even shoves her into a wall at one point simply for wanting to talk to him when he wanted to speak to Hip Hop.
- Neither has it as bad as the Rat Protector, but Indie yells at Intern 2 to go protect the rats.
- Seems to be subverted in Intern 2's case when Hip Hop saves him from being fired and Indie starts to show him some respect.
- Call Back: Idol mentions this trope by name during a sign-off.
I'm pretty awesome. And the cooliest. Did she just say that again? Yes she did! Call Back
, you have the right number!
- If you follow Teens React, Jourdan mentioned having a twin about three months before they both appear here.
- When Indie plans to go on holiday and Hip-Hop passes on the role of in-charge-while-he's-gone, Metal and Idol are next in line - Idol brings up the infamous hostage situation against Metal's favor, and her vying for the position leads to that video-portfolio-thingy of hers from early in the series popping up again.
- In Season 2 Episode 21, Intern 2 mentions how much he misses Squirrel, his squirrel friend.
- Cluster F-Bomb: Tina whenever she goes beserk, especially when she is giving birth
- The Cameo: Tobuscus as Satan appears several times, but very briefly.
- Rebecca Black gets one in episode 6.
- A flashback of Intern 2's childhood (sans Time-Shifted Actor for some reason) involves Sydney, Paris, Troy and Everhet from Kids React.
- In season 2 we get a bunch of the teens from Teens React as Scene's classmates, including Isaac, Madison and Brianna. There's another flashback (this time with Time-Shifted Actor) to Metal's old band as a teen, which comprises Eric and Adam.
- Lee Newton from SourceFed also appears as a policeman.
- TotallySketch as a policeman as well.
- Shane Dawson briefly dates Idol.
- Olga Kay and Black Nerd Comedy were ravers.
- And Steve Greene Comedy as the News Anchor in episode #17
- Harley Morestein as Jesus
- Hip-Hop's "They scary!" (Ghosts) and "Ass".
- Indie's "Culkin" and "You've probably never heard of it."
- Techno's "PLUR"
- Metal's SAY WHAT?!"note
- Guess what my catch phrase is. Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess.
- SHUT UP INTERN 2!!!!
- Censor Box: When Metal walks in nude, one appears saying "Exposed Male Anatomy".
- Cloudcuckoolander: Everyone has varying shades of this.note
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Intern 2, for everyone.
- Metal is both this and the Only Sane Man. On one hand, he'll question the practicality of many of the crazy things at the company, such as why a fire alarm is used as a staff meeting alarm or why Indie spent so much money on a bee farm. On the other hand, well there's the sword incident mentioned above as well as the fact that he thought Scarfman was a real person at first.
- Intern 2 note
- Compilation Movie: Well sort of, every six episodes of the show is combined into the TV version, with extra scenes and dialogue. It normally runs just over 30 minutes.
- Companion Cube: Scarfman, for Metal mostly.
- Cool Hat: Scarfman.
- Cool Shades. Yet again, Scarfman.
- Cool Sword: used to cut cake....
- Creator Cameo: Benny and Rafi Fine as Hipster Dubstep and the Rat Protector respectively.
- Dance Sensation: The career of MyMusic's new client ROTFL:BRBTTYL:) revolves around creating these; their newest one is the Jolt.
- Deadpan Snarker: Scene, mainly in the news videos.
- Death as Comedy: While convinced Scene will be killed by 4chan, Indie replaces her with Emo (once again mixing up their interests). During the episode we see her about to cut her arm and we see that she hung herself at the end of the ep.
- Description Cut: Indie says that there will never be a fire. Cut to the MyMusic building burning. He gets a "fire owl" and says that now there won't be a fire because they have a fire owl. Cut to the burning building again.
- Did We Just Have Cake with Satan?
- Dissonant Serenity: Hip Hop pulls out a gun, which Metal takes and threatens everyone with. Somehow Dubstep is the only one not panicking.
- Do Wrong, Right: Metal appears to be scolding Rayna for having Idol in a headlock. But he's instead scolding her for doing so incorrectly.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: How much Scene cares for her first kiss is reminiscent of something else. Country outright thought she was talking of her ahh, "purity" This continues and is lampshaded when Jeff steals her first kiss from her. "I just always imagined my first kiss to be so amaze-balls but, he stole that from me… I was first kiss raped…" (cue concerned look from Intern 2)
- Drowning My Sorrows: Metal asks Intern 2 and Scene if they want to do this, so he just takes Scarf-Man.
- Empty Shell: Scene. To the point where someone could basically mold her a new personality. Thus, Idol turns Scene into another Idol. This goes on from her becoming Hip-Hop and Techno before becoming a Hipster..
- Even Evil Has Standards / Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Satan fled along with Shaman the moment they heard MyMusic got involved with 4chan.
- Expy: Scene=Boxxy
- Extreme Doormat: Intern 2.
- Family-Unfriendly Aesop: In-Universe. Intern 2 points out that The Jolt music video inspires kids to electrocute themselves for fun. Everyone else yells to him "Shut up Intern 2!"
- Felony Misdemeanor: When Tina is asked about what her greatest lie, it's that she claimed lemon bars are low calorie when they aren't.
- The company being tortured by 4chan with Daughtry music and later on Scene's death which involves 4Chan breaking her by killing all her online avatars.
- Feminine Women Can Cook: Whenever she appears, Tina brings a pastry of some sort.
- Flipping The Sacred Bird: Shaman.
- Foil: Idol to Indie and vice versa. Opposite of Indie, Idol loves everything mainstream. She listens to whatever's popular, such as Justin Bieber. Also, her job as "Social Media Guru" seems to consist of spending all of her time on Facebook, Twitter, and texting. She's also more or less the host of The Mosh, the series' Q and A videos.
- Foreign Language Tirade: Techno starts yelling in Indonesian whenever she gets mad.
- Foreshadowing: Lia Marie Johnson's photo has been in Metal's title card since ep. 1.
- Funny Background Event: Tina (going crazy from avocado) continues her attacks on Intern 2 in the background of 'Company Picnic'.
- In Episode 8, when Idol and Rayna squee excitedly, Hip-Hop can be seen in the background being startled awake in the background.
- In Season 2, Episode 2, 'Nerdophobia', Indie is lecturing Nerdcore about his dress code and behaviour, saying "this is a professional work environment!" just as Metal strides through the background, brandishing a sword and waving it around as if fighting an invisible foe.
- Fun Personified: Scene.
- Genki Girl: Scene
- Genius Ditz: Mental's odd way of thinking seems legitimate, but he's one of the most competent employees. He not only runs everything related to production, but he also fixed the entire company himself when he took over. Well, until Indie reset all of his hard work.
- Given Name Reveal: In Season 1, Idol's name is revealed to be Jamie Woods and Hip Hop/Nerdcore's name is Curtis Armstrong. Metal's Yelp reveals his name to be Emmet Allan Klaga, the old MyMusic website shows Indie's full name is Jeb Indie, and Intern 2/Flowchart's name is Melvin Munson according to his Facebook Spotify playlists. Season 2 and her Linked In profile revealed that Scene's real name is Norma Haish, and newcomer Country's name is Carrie Chapin Yearwood. Techno and Dubstep's names are revealed to be Sakti and Xander respectively as revealed on the poster behind them in the season two opening credits.
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Idol's "Shut the front door!".
- Goth: Gorgol
- Harmless Electrocution: Exaggerated. Metal suffers it. But his constant movements of being electorcuted inspire ROTFL:BRBTTYL:)'s new move The Jolt. The group constantly electrocute him to remember the move by making him hold a toaster and then throwing a bucket of water on him and shortly after Rayna summons a lightning bolt and electrocutes him again.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Metal, arguably.
- Indie comes off as this sometimes as well.
- Hidden Depths: Hip-Hop is actually a nerd, watches Doctor Who and used to teach the cello.
- Hipster: Indie, of course.
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Idol
- Hostile Show Takeover: Loco Uno and her new staff manage to spread their influence into the rest of My Music web content.
- Idiot Ball: Idol trying to push a lemon into a jug of water, even though the spout isn't big enough. She then proceeds to use a jar of pickles to do so. After a while, the scene cuts to show that she has sliced the lemon and dropped the pieces in.
- Idiot Hair: Metal's.
- Ima Humanitarian: Indie tells Gorgol that she can eat Intern 2 when she says that the latter is not soft.
- I'm Crying But I Don't Know Why: Scene always cries at exactly 2 o'clock for no particular reason except that it has something to do with Tumblr. She instantly stops when it's 2:01.
- In Memoriam: Played for Laughs. Hip-Hop comments on hos 4chan had killed a friend of his sometime before the show. While talking about it to the audience, a memorial picture comes up for his friend.
- Insistent Terminology: Scene is scene not emo, and is constantly having to explain this, probably due to the misconception that anyone who wears all black is emo.
- It goes so far that Indie (while convinced 4chan will kill Scene) replaces her with Emo. Leaving Scene annoyed that Indie still doesn't understand her genre.
- I Remember It Like It Was Yesterday: Idol's second date with Chip, complete with reminder that it was in fact the previous day.
- It's Popular, Now It Sucks: In-Universe Indie has made it clear how much he abhors mainstream music. Idol even lampshades this by saying that hipsters are afraid to tell anyone about anything because of the fear that it would become popular.
- When his tastes start becoming more mainstream, he says that if his "disease" is permanent that he'd rather die.
- Jerkass: Indie but he grows to be a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
- Jerkass Façade: Hip-Hop
- Kent Brockman News: Newstime with News Newsman.
- Known Only by Their Nickname
- Large Ham: The third member of 4chan is constantly over the top.
- Last-Second Word Swap:
Country: "Wow! That's almost as big as the porn star James Dean's pe… pe… piece that I got when I met him at the County Fair"
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Frequently
Techno: "Good idea Dubstep, lets lighten things up with some dancing, that's a great way to end the episode!... Oh, did I say episode? I meant day. Great way to end the day!"
- Legacy Character: Metal is actually the second Metal. The first was fed to the rats for being a poser.
- Locked in a Room: Metal locks everyone (except for Indie who was in his office at the time) in the conference room, where they remain for the duration of an episode
- Medium Awareness: When seeing the flashback of what happened to the last poser (the former Metal), Intern 2 questions how they could see it, noting they didn't have the cameras back then. Hip-Hop then reveals they have a flashback cam which was made by James Cameron and George Lucas.
- The characters are aware of Tina's ridiculously long pregnancy which spans over an entire season and then lampshade her ridiculously short labour.
Tina: "Unrealistically fast labour for dramatic effect!"
- Meta Guy: Intern 2, being the Only Sane Man. Hip-Hop even lampshades it:
Hip-Hop:... and making everything less funny by pointing out the reality behind our jokes.
- Metal Head: Metal, who appears with spiked hair, sleeveless shirts and a permanent five o'clock shadow.
- Mr. Fanservice: Metal, his muscles, and his endearingly blank stare seem to have amassed a bit of a following.
- Mundane Utility: Satan's trident makes a good fork. Metal's sword makes a good knife.
- Multicolored Hair: Scene's.
- Nice Hat: Hip-Hop's.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Zigzagged, from the Christina Aguilera impersonator and the Stylistic Suck cover of Daughtry to Christy Carlson Romano and Rebecca Black appearing for real.
- No Such Thing as Bad Publicity: In-Universe. Despite being put in infamy for creating a dance craze that has potentially killed or seriously harmed multiple kids, most of the company celebrate being finally on the news and being famous.
- Nu Metal / Rap Metal: Old Metal is called a poser due to his like of Papa Roach and stereotypical lack of knowledge about "real" metal.
- Although Metal named his daughter after a member of Coal Chamber, a nu metal band. Plus, his favorite song lyric is from System of a Down, another nu metal band.
- Oblivious to Love: Indie doesn't seem to realize how much of a crush Scene has on him, or else he ignores her.
- Come season 2, it obvious he is just ignoring her.
- Odd Friendship: Much of the show revolves around the developing relationships among the vastly different cast of characters. The biggest example would be Indie and Hip Hop.
- Odd Name Out: Intern 2 wasn't nicknamed by Indie, because he enjoys music from many genres.
- Official Couple: Season 2 ends with confirming Scene and Intern 2/Flowchart. Then goes and parodies it with Techno and Dubstep.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: All of the staff (except for Intern 2) are exclusively called by the name of their favourite style of music. This leads to character names such as Metal, Scene, Indie, Hip Hop, Techno, Dubstep, and Idol.
- Intern 2 later gets the nickname Flow Chart
- Only Sane Man: Intern 2 is a straight example. Indie THINKS he's the Only Sane Man, but alas...
- Subverted when Intern 2's irrational love of flowcharts is revealed, almost to the point of fetishism.
- Overly Long Gag: Metal: "Say what? Say What? Say Whaaaat? SAY WHAAAAAT? SAY WHAAAAAAAT? etc"
- "Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess."
- Overprotective Dad: Metal. He flip-flops being mad at Intern 2 for rejecting Rayna one moment then being mad because he thinks Intern 2's trying to get with her the next.
- Perma Stubble: Metal.
- Pet the Dog: After Hip Hop saved Intern 2 from being fired, Indie starts trying to befriend Intern 2 by having lunch with him. However, it seems to have a negative effect on Indie more than anything.
- Intern 2 (in order for things to return to the status quo) has their relationship go back to normal.
- Platonic Life Partners: Techno and Dubstep. Though it wouldn't be surprising if they were a couple. Fans hope they are.
- Zig-zagged in the final episode of Season 2; after seeing the kiss between Scene and Flowchart, they wonder if they would be better suited as a romantic couple. They share a long and passionate kiss before realising that neither of them are actually interested in a relationship and go back to being friends, and the trope is played straight once again.
- Scene goes into one briefly after Straight Edge takes her first kiss from her.
- Prison Rape: While not explicitly stated, Hip Hop drops his soap and tells Metal to pick it up, which Metal remarks is a bit much.
- Prongs of Poseidon: Satan's trident.
- Real Song Theme Tune: "House of 1982 Built Like a Ship" by Driftless Pony Club.
- Rousing Speech: Dubstep delivers one to convince ROTFL:BRBTTYL:) to stay at MyMusic and stop everyone fighting. It works but hardly anyone understood it, even though ROTFL:BRBTTYL:) did.
- Hip-Hop then delivers one to defend Intern 2 from being fired.
- Running Gag: Intern 2's constant abuse, Scene pining over Indie.
- "Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess."
- And after he became Hip-Hop's secret keeper, Intern 2 would be constantly shot or hurt by him in front of Indie to avoid being seen as a poser. He then follows with the line delivering it with the most feminine voice possible:
Hip-Hop: I'm so sorry. I had to.
- It seems that a lot of characters have powers that they can only use every ten years. Said characters include Idol, Rayna, Indie, Techno and Dubstep.
- Scarf of Asskicking: Scarfman, because he's a pile of them.
- Secret Keeper: Intern 2 becomes one to Hip-Hop after he accidentally mentions his past as a nerd and cello player.
- Serious Business: Liking any kind of bad music like Daughtry is treated as a very serious problem.
- Scary Black Man: Hip-Hop. It's an act. However, he is willing to shoot someone in the limb to keep his act up.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Hip Hop when he sees the members of ROTFL:BRBTTYL:) because after watching LOST he's somehow convinced that all children are ghosts.
- He later turned out to be lying since he used to teach a member of the group chello and was afraid his secret would get out. But he is still afraid of ghosts.
- Security Cling: Techno to Dubstep when they are confronted by Hip-Hop and Indie (and that guy), when Hip-Hop is being threatening.
- Shotgun Wedding: Metal got forced into one when he was 12 because of Rayna's mother Tina being pregnant and her family being religious. He even calls the trope by name.
- Indie: (knock, knock, knock) Metal? (knock, knock, knock) Metal? (knock, knock, knock) Metal?
- Techno and Dubstep's Daft Punk-worthy helmets in #4.
- Idol references Big Brother when everyone is stuck in the conference room.
- Hip-Hop's Good Angel, Bad Angel. Bad is just Hip-Hop in red, but Good is Steve Urkel.
- Athena's character is named Lunch.
- Hip-Hop claims to have six nipples, but the actual count (5 makeup ones and 2 real ones) is seven.
- Among Hip-Hop's suggestions for the new My Music show while a part of Metal Town were: Game of Booties, Pretty Little Booties and My Little Booty.
- Hip-Hop's actor portrays every member of his family. There's even a Dirty Old Woman grandma!
- "My eyes! The goggles! They do nothing!"
- Filling in for Scene while she's at school is one-shot character Vampire Temp, who's basically a Captain Ersatz of Edward Cullen.
- Rayna constructs her own Wilson from a melon, pipe cleaners and bits of banana.
- Turns out Country's concept of karma was taken straight out of My Name Is Earl this whole time.
- Nerdcore's various cosplay costumes from Game of Thrones, Avatar the Last Airbender and Minecraft
- "My spidey senses are tingling Intern 2"
- Scene's bedroom is decorated in various posters from Phillip Defranco and Tobuscus's 'Darkness Redness Whiteness'. Doubles with Celebrity Paradox
- Show Within a Show: A rather interesting and unique example in that all the shows produced by the My Music staff are actually made in real life and uploaded to YouTube for the general public.
- Ship Tease: Techno and Dubstep, constantly.
- Sleep Cute: Techno and Dubstep, of course.
- Sound Effect Bleep: Dubstep throws out a beep for Techno during a staff meeting.
- Speak of the Devil: Scene ends up name dropping 4chan's name during an interview which summons them. There are consequences for summoning them publicly like the company losing all their guests and being forced to listen to Daughtry. The name is treated so seriously that the 'chan' part gets bleeped out.
- Special Guest: Christy Carlson Romano in #27.
- Status Quo Is God
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: The season 2 credits list the Female Cop as played by 'Definitely probably not Lee Newton'
- Take That:
- The entire series is alleged to be about the annoying stereotypes associated with listeners of certain musical genres.
- Metal says that Idol listens to music by "little boys who look like lesbians".
- To Old Navy with a very brief line about sweatshops.
- Just the idea of Satan being involved in television production.
- Teens Are Monsters: Invoked in season 2 with the bulk of Scene's classmates.
- Theme Naming: Every is named after the type of music they like.note
- Those Two Guys: Techno and Dubstep.
- Time Stands Still: Idol can stop and rewind time every ten years. Maybe she should have saved that...
- Tonight Someone Kisses: Episode #12 is called "THEY FINALLY KISS!" Turns out "they" are Intern #2 and Metal. Yes, really.
- Too Soon: Invoked word-for-word with one of ROTFL:BRBTTYL:)'s past dances, "The Katrina".
- Training Montage: During Episode # 6, Indie's father trains Indie to revert back to his Hip Ster ways.
- The Intern: Scene, Intern 2 and temporarily Punk.
- The Unintelligible: Dubstep, who only speaks in dubstep. Techno acts as his Translator Buddy.
- The Voiceless: Bigfoot, on the show. He is quite talkitive on his Twitter though...
- Unusual Eyebrows: Techno's.
- Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Indie's father gets a rather gratuitous one in Episode #6. Followed by another.
- Wham Episode: Episode #7. Metal, the guy who just locked up nearly the entire cast while threatening them with a gun, has a 15-year-old daughter that he's been raising?!
- Season 2 #16. Intern 2 is leaving.
- Wonder Twin Powers: Techno and Dubstep have the only once-in-ten-years power they must use together.
- Workaholic: When asked to choose between his work or the love of his life...
Intern 2: Work is the love of my life!
- Why Did It Have to Be Ghosts?: Hip-Hop.
- X Meets Y: The Office meets Axis Powers Hetalia, but with music!
- X-Ray Sparks: Pops up during "The Jolt" music video.
- Yoko Oh No: In-Universe. Loco Uno, who fires most of the MyMusic Staff in episode #30, then goes on to sabotage the entire company because she's working for Daughtry.
- You Look Familiar: Lee Newton goes from a cameo as a cop in season 1 to regular status as Idol's Suspiciously Similar Substitute Country in season 2.
- Becomes Acting for Two when Newton plays the cop again in season 2 ep 23. It's never explained why both characters look the same.
Indie: "Do you have a twin sister"
Female Cop: "No"
Female Cop: "I'm positive"
Indie: "Let me show you a picture I have…"