It ran on Windows 95 or 98 I believe. It allowed you to make music by placing colored blocks in various rows. I think it was associated with MTV, but I'm not sure (I had never actually heard of MTV at the time I had this program). It also had an odd feature where you could make music videos made up of moving geometric shapes. One of the sample songs, which was some kind of rock/metal thing if I remember right, featured a green box 'inflating' in time to the music.

What program was this?

edit: It looks like the MTV music generator from Jester Interactive released in 2000, however, that was a ps1 game. I played this on the computer if I remember right.

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    Around that time, "MAGIX Music Maker" appeared and was kind of successful at least here in germany, you placed samples on tracks, visualized as colored blocks ... but not sure whether it could do video/visualizations Commented Sep 24, 2019 at 11:15
  • Except for the video part, your description closely matches Dance Machine. Does this screenshot look familiar? i.ytimg.com/vi/r5DhIfK_sEc/hqdefault.jpg
    – DmytroL
    Commented Sep 27, 2019 at 13:57
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    MTV Music Generator was available on the PC mobygames.com/game/windows/mtv-music-generator Commented Sep 27, 2019 at 17:53

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Consolidating other people's comments into a community wiki answer: the software may have been MTV Music Generator, shown here in its Windows version:

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... and viewable on Youtube in motion.

There seem to have been several versions over the years, and unfortunately I can't find footage of the Windows version of the music video generator. I found some example footage from PlayStation versions: here and here, which may or may not be similar to the Windows version.

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