Following the addition of social networking features to Spotify and iTunes and the launch of Twitter-style music service mflow, Muzu.tv is the latest music service to add such features.

The free ad-funded site claims to have launched the first social network dedicated to music video.

A new dashboard gives users real-time news updates and videos from their favorite artists, as well as access to Muzu's library of over 80,000 music videos for free.

Users of the social networking features can also receive updates from music publications and personalities such as Radio 1's Scott Mills, Popbitch, NME and the Fly magazine.

It also features a new recommendation engine, which highlights videos for members based on their viewing habits and suggests other members with similar musical tastes for them to follow. Muzu members can also share content with friends across the site.

"These days music sites need to do more than just provide users with content," said co-founder Mark French. "Our visitors are part of the social networking generation and they're looking for a site that puts them in touch not only with bands and fellow fans but also keeps them updated on the music scene."

A spokesman for Muzu.tv said it reached more than 1 million unique users in July 2010.