The original go to place for music videos has launched a new web site aimed at taking back some of the traffic lost to the new go to place for music videos, YouTube. MTVmusic.com is a clean a simple destination populated with a catalog of classic videos as well as interviews and concerts drawn from MTV's extensive archives. The Hulu like screen is crisp and video sharing and embedding is enabled. (See what a Roger McGuinn video look like the player after the jump.)
YouTube has nothing to worry about.
The catalog at MTVmusic.com is as shallow as the television network has always been. A search for content from the just deceased Merl Saunders found nothing. Same thing for 2 time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Solomon Burke. Nothing from cult favorites Over The Rhine either. And because all of the content is carefully liscenced and approved, missing are all of those gems from private collectionsm old TV shows and cell phone cameras.