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MTV Music Meter

New Music Discovery Application


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Published 04/25/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Jess Meli
What can you use the app for?

MTV Music Meter is an application that allows users find new artists that other people are discovering and talking about. The platform provides a channel for new talent to shine and come to the forefront of mainstream music. New bands and singers are able to showcase their music and let fans know more about them and the inspiration behind their music. For those who are interested in learning about new types of music, browsing through the different categories and lists will provide new music experiences and introduce users to artists they may not already know. The lists are continually changing which provides a dynamic perspective to those who want to remain knowledgeable about the type of music and artists that are currently trending. However, only the top 100 artists are ranked across various categories. With over one million artists available on the MTV Music Meter app, it is still possible to find out about other artists. As more artists get mentioned or if there is an increased buzz on the Internet about particular artists, then these artists make their ways towards the top of the list and receive even more exposure.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

The MTV Music Meter was launched in 2011 and it gains popularity by the real-time buzz created on the Internet about fresh, interesting or new music. As people send tweets, write news articles, mention artists in various formats or buy the music of these artists, MTV Music Meter acknowledges these activities and pushes such artists to the front of the meter. Also, MTV joined forces with Samsung to provide the MTV Music Meter across all Samsung platforms including Smart TVs.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are applications that rank music and there are also websites that reveal Top 10 lists or Top 40 lists in various categories including music. The difference with MTV Music meter is the way in which the music and the artists are ranked. MTV Music Meter uses a lot of buzz that is generated in many different places including in blogs, streams or even purchases of music or items related to the new and upcoming artists.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The MTV Music Meter web app provides music to users in different categories including Up & Coming, Rock, Hip Hop, Indie, Electronic and Mainstream. Within each category, music artists are ranked. Access is provided for music samples, bios and news articles. It is also possible to search for a particular artist and listen to music samples or learn other things about the artist including viewing photos, getting information about tours and watching videos.

How does the registration process work?

To view information about any artist or browse the various lists, there is no need to register or sign up for an account. No information is requested from the user. The user simply needs to begin searching for music or learning more about the artists by navigating through the links on the website.

What does it cost to use the application?

There is no cost to use the application. Users can search through over a million artists, listen to audio samples and read bios without needing to pay any fees. Using MTV Music Meter does not require any fees from the user.

Who would you recommend the application to?

For people who love music and are willing to explore new music, MTV Music Meter provides an opportunity for such users to easily discover new music and artists. Although more established artists can also be found on MTV Music Meter, the application is not designed to promote musicians who are already established or popular. For those who want to be part of the discovery process for new or obscure artists, MTV Music Meter provides audio samples and other information that can help people determine if they like what budding artists have to offer. People who want to browse music genres and styles can also use MTV Music Meter.

  • MTV Music Meter provides a daily list of trending artists
  • There is also the provision of audio samples and photos
  • New music is added everyday for people to listen to
  • Users can read recent tweets from artists, bios and news articles
  • MTV Music Meter has over 1 million artists to search through


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