MTV Music Meter TV App Destined for Samsung’s Smart TVs

I was just saying the other day that MTV is one of the leaders in Social TV engagement. Now, the company plans to create a TV app for Samsung’s Smart TVs that will showcase the top 100 artists beginning talked about across the Web and provide users with related artist audio, video, photos, tweets, news, and bios. Currently MTV Music Meter exists online in a web app-like format, but MTV plans to port the site to mobile, tablet, and TV platforms (and I’m hoping with full-length tracks, instead of 30 second snippets, and higher quality video suitable for an HDTV). In a strange way, MTV is actually going back to its roots with MTV Music Meter by providing users real-time info and music videos of the top trending artists at the moment.

What is the MTV Music Meter?
The MTV Music Meter is a music discovery experience. Our front door is a daily list of the top 100 artists trending right now.

How is the ranking determined?
The ranking is determined by the real time buzz across the Internet. We look at tweets and other social mentions, blog posts, news articles, streams, and purchases for over one million artists. Then every day we show you the top 100 artists that are trending upwards in these categories.

What can I do on the MTV Music Meter?
We provide access to over one million artists. The Top 100 is a great starting point – click on any “artist card” to get a quick snapshot of a particular artist. If you like the artist, share them, favorite them for quick access later on the same browser, or hit the “similar” button to get the same discovery experience for more artists you’ll like.



01.06.11 — MTV today announced plans to launch its MTV Music Meter (, which tracks trending artists based on their social media buzz on internet connected televisions following a successful launch late last year as a standalone website and on select smartphones and tablet devices.

MTV will partner with Samsung Electronics America, Inc. to bring the MTV Music Meter to select Samsung HDTVs, Blu-ray players and Blu-ray Home Theater Systems as part of Samsung Apps, the world’s first HDTV-based application store. This announcement marks the first time the MTV Music Meter will be made available on connected smart televisions and follows the successful launch of the MTV Music Meter on Samsung devices across all platforms including Samsung’s Galaxy series smartphones and Galaxy Tab tablet.

“We’ve designed MTV Music Meter as a platform agnostic product that will provide music fans with the ability to discover, consume, share and interact regardless of whatever screen they are in front of,” said Dermot McCormack, EVP of Digital Media, MTV Music & Logo at MTV Networks. “Samsung is a great partner to introduce the product into the connected television market.”

“Today, consumers enjoy the freedom to access their favorite music and movies when and where they want it,” said Eric Anderson, vice president of content and product solutions, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. “At Samsung, we are committed to delivering rich, engaging content experiences to the largest screen in the home and we are excited to be the first to bring MTV Music Meter across the line of Samsung smart home entertainment devices.”

Developed by MTV, working with The Echo Nest, MTV Music Meter allows fans to discover, consume, share and interact with new music. The easy to navigate interface features a countdown of the top 100 trending artists based on social media buzz as well as audio, video, artist news, tweets, bios and a feature that showcases similar artists.
In the coming months, MTV plans to launch MTV Music Meter on additional connected devices, TV’s and platforms including iPhone and iPad.

The connected TV app, which MTV will provide to consumers at no cost, will be available later in the year and provide fans with the same music discovery tools as the online and mobile versions, turning one’s television into an unparalleled resource for music discovery.

MTV Music Meter is the first of several music-focused digital products MTV plans to launch in the near future.

“Today’s music fan is bombarded with an astounding amount of music,” added McCormack. “MTV is looking to develop music products that help cut through the clutter and connect fans with artists – no matter where they are.”

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