MTV wants you to know that its new MTV Artists app is now available in the Play Store, and that the offering makes it easy to discover musicians you haven't yet grown accustomed to. It contains thousands of music videos, free tracks, and a sizable selection of photos highlighting artists doing what they do best. You can also use it to discover the name of a track by letting the app listen to a sample of the song.


What MTV doesn't want you to know is that its "new" app used to look like this.



The new MTV Artists app is actually version 3.0 of the previous MTV Music Meter app, rebranded and stylized after a website of the same name. Thankfully, it now looks much, much better.

To be honest, I can't blame MTV too much for not wanting to draw any further attention to a piece of software it allowed to get so embarrassingly outdated. Let's just not do it again, shall we?

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Dominic Powell

    that is one hell of a redesign.

  • Phillip Burns

    MTV, go home, you're drunk. You don't deal with music anymore.

  • senor_heisenberg

    Always nice to see a fresh coat of holo.

  • abobobilly

    More like "a little less of an abomination with souped up beauty". This app can surely take some notes from the YouTube app.

  • luexproductions

    Luis Hazlip of LueX Productions Pittsburgh, PA PRODUCER. Amazing site, and always looking for new ways to market my product. Music Meter , yep I use it.