MySpace offers music videos and artist dashboard

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myspace-logo.jpgIn a bid to play catch up with Facebook and Twitter, the guys at MySpace – remember them – are launching a wave of new music products for the social networking site.

At the Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco last night MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta announced several new MySpace Music services for users including a MySpace Music Videos product, MySpace Music Artist Dashboard and Apple/ iTunes integration.

MySpace Music Videos aggregates music video content from all of the company’s major and independent label partners complete with video search to enables users to search by video and bring up artist profiles and songs. A new video player includes integrated “Buy” buttons so users can purchase artist’s music through iTunes or Amazon.

MySpace’s Music Artist Dashboard is a free, comprehensive data dashboard which provides global artists and labels with detailed analytics about their content within the MySpace community including charts, graphs, and snapshots. Data includes fan geography, song plays, profile views, friend count, and profile visitors.

Finally, MySpace Music users can now purchase and download music through iTunes in addition to Amazon MP3, and MP3 ringtones via Jamster.

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