Websites with many free music videos include YouTube, Vimeo and the Music Genome project. These sites feature free old and new music videos in a variety of genres.
YouTube boasts one of the largest collections of music videos available online, all viewable for free. From popular current hits to classics from previous decades, YouTube houses more videos than any other site online, including official videos posted by record companies and unprofessional fan-made creations. Users can browse by genre, popularity or recommendations, which are generated based on what other videos they watch on the site. YouTube also allows users to watch videos in HD if they sign in to the site.
Vimeo functions like an indie version of YouTube. The site focuses on high-quality video content, offering most of its music videos in HD. Vimeo is mostly used as a platform for artists to share their work, so many videos are uploaded by the musicians or directors themselves. The site’s focus on contemporary work, however, means there aren’t as many videos from older artists.
The Music Genome Project functions like Pandora for music videos. Users who enter the name of an artist can view the site’s algorithmically generated playlists, which pick videos with similar qualities. The site is perfect for users who want to watch music videos and simultaneously discover new artists.