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Rex Sorgatz

Trying really fucking hard to not be part of the problem.

oct 27
2008

MTV

Exactly what you've always wanted out of a MTV website but never got until now: MTVmusic.com. Huge archive of videos, organized by artist (e.g., David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Prince, Madonna, Talking Heads) with an interface that resembles Hulu. This should have existed years ago. Update: MTV Networks also launched an API. (Is someone finally reading my "If I Ran MTV" rants from 2004?)

10 comments

It's not exactly a YouTube killer, but it has the potential to knock off about one-third of my personal YouTube usage.

Nice execution.

posted by Rex at 7:16 PM on October 27, 2008

They've got Kwame.

posted by Gavin at 7:26 PM on October 27, 2008

I think maybe MTV existed almost entirely so it could one day create this site.

It's actually totally awesome!

posted by robin at 10:36 PM on October 27, 2008

i agree. this site is really nice. I haven't found any missing videos yet. And you can search by director:
http://www.mtvmusic.com/search/?term=Spike%20Jonze

posted by shawn d at 11:20 AM on October 28, 2008

What a thrill to be an MTV targeted marketing demographic again!

posted by amy at 12:22 PM on October 28, 2008

I've found a few things not returned - okay, more than a few, sadly... including one of their Video of the Year award winners (Smashing Pumpkins' "Tonight, Tonight") you'd have thought they AT LEAST carried the full complement of those. BUT other than that it's the coolest thing ever.

What d'ya suppose is the over/under on annoying bugs/watermarks getting added? Six weeks?

posted by CRZ at 4:32 PM on October 28, 2008

noticed they don't have a perfect circle - judith > directed by david fincher

maybe they are still adding videos?



posted by shawn d at 5:30 PM on October 28, 2008

wow, they only have 2 smashing pumkins videos.

posted by shawn d at 5:32 PM on October 28, 2008

it censored. that's a deal breaker for me. i don't like my music with blank spots in it.

posted by ch at 9:35 PM on October 28, 2008

If this has you excited, wait until high-quality versions of every video in the library get encoded.

posted by AnonymousMTVGuy at 12:52 AM on October 29, 2008




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