Rolling Stone To Launch Billboard Competitor ‘RS Pro’
[UPDATED] Rolling Stone Magazine is readying the launch of a music industry news and analytics site that will be a direct competitor to Billboard.
Dubbed “RS Pro,” the site will offer “a wealth of deep coverage, research tools, and inside knowledge about the music business,” according to a landing page set up for the yet to launch service.
A source tells Hypebot that most or all of the content on the new site will be behind a paywall and include charts and data from BuzzAngle Music, which Rolling Stone acquired in June of 2018.
BuzzAngle already produces several music charts published by Rolling Stone.
The source tells Hypebot the RS Pro is scheduled to launch in Q1 of 2020.