A Pandora for Music Video Junkies

Music Video Genome lets you watch music videos like you listen to Pandora. Built on the API of the video sharing site VHX.tv, it integrates Last.fm and YouTube, so you can pick an artist and stream a sequence of related music videos. 

Casey Pugh, the wunderkind developer behind the excellent video platforms Vimeo, Boxee, VHX.tv, and the collaborative remake of Star Wars Uncut, threw it together over this past weekend in 24 hours for hackday.tv. "Genome," he explains on his blog, refers to the ultimate goal of empowering fans to refine the curation:

I called it Genome because it's not that simple to match music videos to real songs. Most music "videos" on YouTube are just a stupid static image. Granted not all songs have music videos, but it would be amazing if I could crowd-source the documentation of music videos to songs. If a song does not have an official music video, fans could make their own and have it bubble up as the official video.

Right now, you can click a box when a fake music video comes up and even suggest an alternative. The selection is still as spotty as an average YouTube search result, but I fear this site could eventually become incredibly addictive.

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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