Music analytics startup Next Big Sound has recently unveiled a completely redesigned and rebuilt data platform for musicians and their management / marketing teams. While the service continues to track plays, views, fans, comments, mentions and other key metrics across major web properties for musicians, the company says that this new product has been built from the ground up and is easier to use, faster, and more powerful.
Next Big Sound looks to make things easier for musicians and their teams by combining daily social, streaming, sales and event data into dashboards and reports. Some of the updates this new version has in store includes:
- Artist Overview: A bird’s-eye view of what is going on with any of the artists tracked by Next Big Sound.
- Actions Bar: Where you can export, share, or bookmark any report or page
- Reports Dashboard: Multi-artist interactive reports allowing you to keep tabs on an entire roster across multiple metrics
- Artist Graphs: Compare artists and metrics in time-series graphs, while their built-in events allow you to spot what causes spikes.
- Data Confidence: All data reporting issues are accessible in one central place.
- Email Reports: Receive weekly email reports that highlight your artist stats.
This new Next Big Sound is available as a free version and includes access to tons of metrics and graphs, as well as the ability to connect sources such as Google Analytics and Facebook Insights. For $20 per artist per month, users can upgrade to unlock additional features like a complete artist overview, a geo section, and a tracks section.
Next Big Sound joins a number of others who monitor the web for musicians including Big Champagne, Musicmetric, MusicHype, and Jamplify – each with their own unique approach to gathering fan data and presenting it back to those who make strategic decisions pursuant to that information.