Beyond the useful musings of Next Big Sound data journalist Liv Buli, I've wondered exactly what Next Big Sound has been up to since being acquired by Pandora. I assumed that they were doing behind the scenes work with data, but today they announced a public facing product that adds to Pandora's growing suite of analytics tools, Charts.
- Pandora Trendsetters measures which emerging artists were trending last week
- Pandora Predictions predicts which artists will be popular in the future
- Pandora Top Spins measures which tracks were spun the most last week
If you were a fan of the Next Big Sound 15 Chart, the new Predictions Chart offers a future-focused fix. If you were a fan of the Social 50 Chart, it’s still available at Billboard. Subscribe to Pandora Charts at nextbigsound.com/charts.