MTV and YouTube are only two of the many websites that allow viewing of music videos online. Both platforms allow the listener to search for specific music videos or watch the highly recommended ones.
MTV helped make music videos popular beginning in the 1980s. Since then music videos have been used as a marketing device to sell records and to express the musicians' artistry.
The rise of the Internet has made YouTube, and other platforms similar to it, another avenue for the music industry to expand its audience. The video-sharing website, as of 2014, has more than 1 billion users. Besides also featuring music videos, Billboard lets music lovers browse through charts to find out what songs are currently popular.