Today, blinkx, one of the world’s largest video search engines, announced blinkx Music, a new tool for finding and watching music videos online. I was given a sneak peak to the site. It has a broad catalog of videos from variety of genres. However, the database does seem a little rock and pop centric at the moment. However, I would expect the database will grow and improve over time. What makes this search engine useful is that every video is organized by artist, album and song making it easy to find what you are looking for, as long as a video is available. Based on what I searched for, videos are from Last.Fm, YouTube and Yahoo Video.
Here is more information from the press release:
Offering music videos of every genre, from Rap to Country to Classical, and featuring a huge and varied constellation of artists, blinkx Music enables users to find their favorite music videos all through a single online gateway. From old favorites like U2, to rising stars on the scene like Lady Gaga, blinkx Music has indexed over 33,000 hours of music video from over 10,000 artists to become the most comprehensive source on the Web.
Search by artist, album, genre or song to watch the music video of your choice, or simply browse the top tunes of the moment. blinkx Music allows users to post comments and interact with other fans, and also offers background information about bands and their work.
“There are hundreds of thousands of music videos available on the Web today which makes it nearly impossible to navigate and find what you are looking for,” said Suranga Chandratillake, CEO and founder, blinkx. “Based on the success of blinkx Remote, our online TV guide, we recognized there was a need to help organize music videos and make them easily searchable on the Web. By leveraging our award-winning video search index, we built blinkx Music to help our users find their favorite music videos quickly, easily and in one place.”