YouTube has just rolled out a new service that will track the top 100 music videos on YouTube. YouTube will mix official music videos with user submitted videos (Rebecca Black fans need not worry. She’s listed at number 8.)
From the YouTube Blog:
“The YouTube 100 measures song traffic across official music videos, user-uploaded videos and viral debuts, and uses this data to provide a holistic view of song popularity. The new chart is published weekly, and shines a new light on the YouTube community’s engagement and creativity.”
The YouTube music chart is located on the YouTube Music page. Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and other pop stars fill out most of the list, but there is defiantly some classic YouTube oddities such as “Darth Vader vs Hitler. Epic Rap Battles of History 2” that made the list.
Do you think this is good for indie artists or just another way to promote mainstream music? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.