As everyone knows, listening to digital music is only half the story. As a music fan, you'll also want to discover new music by watching videos too. There are a lot of websites now that offer free streaming music videos -- some of them even allow you to create video playlists in the same way as social music sites do. Seeing that most people these days have a fast Internet connection, it makes perfect sense to utilize music video sites to broaden your musical horizons. This list of music video sites (in no particular order) points you to some of the best websites that offer music-oriented content.
YouTube is no doubt the largest resource of videos on the Web. As well as a plethora of user-made videos that cover every conceivable topic (and a few more besides), there's a huge amount of official music videos that you can watch for free. Simply type in the name of your favorite band or artist to be presented with a staggering amount of content. To separate the 'wheat from the chaff', YouTube also provides advanced search filters that you can use to get exactly what you want. YouTube also doubles as a music video share site, enabling you to create playlists and share your discoveries with your friends via Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Bebo, and other social networking sites.
2. Yahoo Music
Yahoo Music's website is well laid out and provides good quality editorial content. In the videos section of the site, you'll find their Top 100 music videos list which is a great way to discover new bands and artists. There's also a recommended video section that has been hand-picked by the editorial team. You don't need a Yahoo account to watch free music videos, but if you're already signed up, you can log on to use Yahoo Music's social features. You can create playlists of your favorite music videos and share them with your friends on Facebook, Delicious, Digg, IM, or even email.
Vimeo is a social video-based networking site that is a good resource for music videos. As well as being able to search for a particular artist or band, you can also use the sort options to view the results in different ways. As with most streaming video sites these days, Vimeo also has social networking features that you can use to share your favorite videos -- Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, MySpace, and more. If you ever get bored of manually searching for music videos, this service also has a good editorial element to it too. The staff picks section is a good place to browse through to see what videos have been hand-picked.