Youtube Revamps Music Page
If you are at the top you have to keep up with the demand, if you are not it is likely that someone else will snag that position right from you.
Youtube has recently redesigned several of their inner category pages, including shows and movies to offer users better access to popular and recent additions as well as options to create playlists on the fly for surprise discovery video viewing sessions.
Today, Youtube has revamped the music page which now features the same interface as the other redesigned pages.
The music page now "showcases the most viewed music videos, special promotions, curated playlists, unsigned talent" and has the "ability to create on-the-fly mixes".
Youtube displays a localized version of the music page. Seems that Justin Bieber - whoever that may be - is very popular on Youtube at the moment.
The today's hits section is updated every two hours with new songs. Youtube users who want to discover new music can click on a Play button next to a headline to play all music videos of the selected category.
The categories that are currently listed on the music page are Religious, R&B and Soul, rock, Classical, World Music, Rap and Hip-Hop, Country and Folk, More/Other, Electronic and Pop.
No other genres are offered currently, the quality of the music page could be increased if additional genres would be listed on that page, e.g. Heavy Metal, Hardcore or Trance.
Youtube does however have a major advantage over other music discovery services: People not only hear the music but they see the music video as well. It remains to be seen if this is enough to please the crowd, considering the shortcomings in genre selection and customization.