blinkx launches music video jukebox
blinkx has launched a dedicated music area to its video search service. The section, called blinkx Music, allows users to search through a 33,000 hours-strong catalogue of digital music from 10,000 artists.
Some of the content (about 20-25%, says the company) is hosted on blinkx itself, through deals with SonyBMG, Universal, MTV and the Ministry of Sound. If the song you’re after isn’t there, though, then it’ll redirect you to other sites like Yahoo Music.
Users who regularly publish video content can submit it to blinkx via an rss feed, but there’s no option to download the videos to your portable devices. CEO and founder of blinkx, Suranga Chandratillake, said: “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”.
“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 favourite music videos quickly, easily and in one place”.
The service is live now at music.blinkx.com.