MTV has improved Music Meter for iOS, Android and Web by integrating tour data from Songkick and adding lists for different music categories. Music Meter is a partnership between MTV Hive and 5 gum brand of chewing gum (whose display and pre-roll ads are now featured on the website and in the apps).
Powered by music intelligence startup the Echo Nest, Music Meter connects music fans with breaking artists ranked according to MTV's measure of "overall buzz across digital and social." The list defaults to an "up and coming" category but also offers lists for indie, alternative, hip hop, rock and electronic. It offers an assortment of information on each artist: Rhapsody-powered 30-second samples, music videos, photos, new items, artist bio and, with the update, tour dates provided by Songkick. Users can also search for a specific artist.