MTV Announces Music Meter, Social Media For Upcoming Musicians

MTV Music Meter

MTV Music Meter Logo

MTV isn’t just about reality TV shows and weird sitcoms after all, the company has announced a new service called Music Meter which scours social media websites in the search for upcoming bands and musicians.

According to MTV, the service scans for an increasing numbers of comments on social media sites to find artists who are growing in fans through the generation of extra content.

The service currently sits as a stand-alone website, however a Google Android app and apps for Apple iPad and Apple iPhone devices are all scheduled to arrive in January.

Using the system users can view music videos and listen to 30-second sample tracks, while MTV is working with Rhapsody to provide full music track purchase capabilities. Internet radio is also scheduled for a future site release.

In the meantime, the site will be lacking in ads for at least the next two months, allowing for users to get accustomed to the site design, after which point advertisers will be able to choose genre’s they would like to place ads next to, including coupons and other promotional materials. [Read more…]

MySpace Teams With MTV, Will LiveStream Comic-Con


Comic-ConIf you can’t attend Comic-Con this year, you’ll at least be able to watch live streaming interviews with various stars from Michael Cera and Seth Rogen to Jeff Bridges and the cast of Glee.

According to Mashable, MTV has teamed up with MySpace to live stream those interviews, plus various previously unreleased media content. Comic-Con is going on this coming weekend.

Both and MySpace Comic-Con pages will start streaming content on Thursday, July 22 at 12 p.m. PT. The show is set to be hosted by Josh Horowitz from MTV Movies and he will be looking asking fan-submitted internet questions and other questions created by MySpace and MTV. [Read more…]

MTV Multiplayer Videogame Blog On Hiatus

Popular, and sometimes breaking, videogame blog MTV Multiplayer has put itself on hiatus as lead writer Stephen Totilo is no longer working with it. He explains the decision like this:

Because April 24 is my last day, and because our search for the best team to continue Multiplayer is underway but not yet complete, we’re putting the blog on hiatus.

In other words, you haven’t seen the last of MTV Multiplayer, but it’ll take some time to get it rolling again. Poor planning perhaps, but that’s the way it is sometimes.

Incidentally, I’d like to point you to Totilo’s second to last post about why he became a gaming journalist. It is an interesting read.

So where did Totilo go? From one videogame blog to another: He is now Deputy Managing Editor on Gawker Media’s Kotaku.

Attention Video Game Bloggers

Hey video game blogger! You have one day – 24 hours left – to enter for a chance to get flown to Los Angeles to cover the November 11 launch party for Ubisoft’s “Shaun White Snowboarding.”

The contest is being held by MTV Multiplayer which is celebrating its first birthday.

Who’s eligible?

– You must be video game blogger. Prove it by writing 250 words on why you should be chosen. Learn more here.

-You need to look to be between 18-30 years old (darn MTV. where’s the age discrimination lawsuit?)

– You must be a legal resident of the continental United States or District of Columbia (darn MTV. Where’s the lawsuit from Hawaiians and Alaskans?)

– You must be able to come to L.A. on or around the dates of November 10-12.

The deadline is 12pm ET October 28, 2008.

Good luck!