Perhaps looking to actually make use of all those music videos that are just sitting in their vault, MTV has launched a new Website, dubbed MTV Music. Thankfully, MTV didn’t stop short after uploading the TRL fare, as iconic and vintage videos — some even predating MTV itself — are ready for streaming. It’s kind of like a higher quality YouTube, but without those annoying pop-up bubbles. The collection is pretty comprehensive: Of the 20-something fairly obscure videos we searched for, only two were absent (no love for Us3’s “Cantaloop [Flip Fantasia]”).
Plus, artists who have banned their videos from YouTube (like Michael Jackson and Prince) are both included and embeddable on MTV Music. And judging by the minute-and-40-seconds long amazingly-incredible intro to Prince’s “Cream,” the videos are all in their full-form glory. With the finale of MTV’s last “real” music show TRL airing in November, it’s nice to see MTV find a good retirement home for all those videos.