|RadarMusic: acts/labels actively seek out video-makers|
For UK chart archives, The Official Charts Company offers a dropdown list by year, which then displays weekly clickable charts;
Although its for the US Billboard and only the year's top 20, this site is superb, with videos and iTunes links for each beside each single.
Odd URL (songs-old.com), but you get a random vid loaded up if you click on the homepage (likewise the homepage for music-old.com!). If you refresh the page a fresh random selection is made.
Top 40 vids right here;
The MTV Videos page is ... awful!
But it certainly highlights how far they've shifted from the originating vision of 24/7 music vid/TV; when I looked just now it autoplayed some Geordie Shore dreck. The default MTV.com page prompts you to go the .co.uk site, as many vids are blocked for non-US visitors.
|Very useful site!|
Videostatic.com has remained largely the same since launching in 2005, bringing attention to the directors, producers and other creatives who make music videos.Not as good, but still interesting (and it includes a link to submit your video, as does VideoStatic, so maybe a place to look for feedback?) is PromoNews.
Over the years we have built an amazing community of professionals and fans who realized that music videos weren't a thing of past, but actually the future of how music would be experienced. And that future is upon us.
Magazine sites are worth dipping into. NME.com, like many others, will get exclusives for a period on some videos - this is its (rather plain) music video page. If you're more interested in Urban than Indie, there's BET.com (again, fairly bare bones). For extreme metal fans, Terrorizer features not just exclusives but interviews on the making of vids too.
There are plenty of ezines too, LoudWire (focussed on rock/metal) being a great example: lots of exclusives, interviews, lists etc. Here they pick up on Justin Timberlake going metal...
|Much more than simply chart news|
At the lowbrow, pop end of the market you get the likes of E!Online, an online version of trashy mags like Heat
Muzu.tv are a fairly major player, and get a lot of exclusives, plus post background material.
There are lots of blogs too; a few examples you could dip into: http://www.gorillavsbear.net/; http://yourstru.ly/; http://wordischeap.wordpress.com/; http://www.sparkups.com/.
Here's one that acts as matchmaker between videomakers and acts/labels needing vids: http://www.radarmusicvideos.com/blog. This allows users to post up proposals for vids and acts/labels to post requests for vids too.
There are lots of webpages with quick and easy graphical lists of recommended music video sites: http://www.ovguide.com/browse_sites?ci=407 and http://music-video.kadaza.co.uk/ being just two examples
|Part of the OVGuide.com list|
|The shorter Kadaza list|