While Google continues to publicly row with labels over its cloud music service, the company has launched a new music videos chart on YouTube, designed to rank “official music videos, user-uploaded videos and viral debuts”. That means Lady Gaga duking it out with Rebecca Black, essentially. Strangely, YouTube’s blog post on the new chart has disappeared from the web since last night, making us wonder if the chart launched too early, or something else has gone wrong. In any case, the chart is likely to provide more data for rightsholders and analytics startups to crunch as they assess what’s hot and what’s not online. AFP has some quotes from YouTube product manager Chris LaRosa: “Not only does the YouTube 100 give props when fans make original videos for popular songs, it also captures YouTube’s one-of-a-kind musical diversity. YouTube users get into music as fans and original musicians, and our new chart gives the community a better way to find the most engaging music on YouTube.” Source: Fast Company

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