Now THIS Is How You Do Online Music and Video!

WARNING:  BY ENTERING THIS POST YOU ARE RISKING BEEN DRAWN INTO A MAJOR, MAJOR TIMESUCK! I CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OF PRODUCTIVITY THAT MAY RESULT.  YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN, BABY. – AC

There’s no shortage of places to find music video on the web:  YouTube, Vimeo, AOL and a host of other sites.  The problem is that this music video is on YouTube, Vimeo, AOL and a host of other sites. 

What if there was one place you could go to find all the Internet’s music videos in one place?  What if that place allowed searching for video by artist, source and even date?  And what if it offered additional artist-specific material like a compendum of news involving that performer?

Yesterday, I got a demonstration of an absolutely freakin’ remarkable site called RockPeaks.  The tag line is “Music Video Done Right”–and believe me, they’ve got it right.

Coded in HMTL5, it works across all devices.  Video is aggregated from dozens of sources and then presented in a clear and easy-to-use way.  Users earn points for making recommenations and writing reviews.  

As a research tool, it’s amazing.  As something for the music fan–jeezus, you could be here a while.  Give RockPeaks a look.  Registration is free and it’s a snap to navigate.  

But again, don’t blame me if the day disappears on you.  I started poking around at 9:30 last night and the next thing I knew, it was midnight.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Now THIS Is How You Do Online Music and Video!

  • February 10, 2012 at 3:21 pm
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    I think it could benefit from some continuous play. And also some official music videos from indie artists and the like.

    I feel you could probably find more new bands and videos on Antville ( http://videos.antville.org/ ) and if you could get VHX ( vhx.tv ) to limit to music videos that would be so much better. imho

    I would like to see where this goes though. cool link.

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  • February 10, 2012 at 7:46 pm
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    Pretty cool concept. Watching Mark Lanegan on Morning Becomes Eclectic that aired yesterday. To much exploring not much working.

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