The ground is getting thick with music video services, with theapplication now being joined by a service that brags it has "more depth than YouTube".
The new Digital Entertainment Network (DEN) will be featured on over 22 Australian sites including Yahoo7 and feature full-screen videos with 192Kbps audio quality, and links to download tracks. It all sounds promising, but it comes with one major "BUT": it will feature 30 seconds of non-skip-able ads.
The current model is to feature one song, then an ad, then three more songs and another ad. Rinse, then repeat.
The DEN has videos from all four major labels — EMI, Sony BMG, Universal Music Group and Warner — whereas Warner has removed all of its content from YouTube.
Y7 Music is one of the first sites to feature the service, but at present the line-up is pretty small — only a hundred or so videos, with no search function.
Meanwhile, Take 40 Australia, another DEN partner, has a larger selection with up to 6500 videos available.
It will be interesting to see if an ad-supported music streaming service will work — especially as people arguably use YouTube to listen to music rather than watch the clips. Ads every 10 minutes could really kill your party, dude.
What do you think? Would you use a service like this? Let us know below.