Music Business

Billboard Charts add Facebook music video streams

Streams of officially licensed music videos on Facebook will be included in the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard 200, Artist 100, and Billboard Global 200 charts, as well as all other charts that incorporate streaming data.

The addition of official Facebook video streams will begin with Billboard charts dated March 27, reflecting sales and streams from March 12-18. Only data from officially licensed music videos will be included, but not user-generated content.

“Music availability and consumption continues to increase at a remarkable rate and the industry has seen incredible innovation across many digital platforms,” said Silvio Pietroluongo, senior vp, charts & data development for MRC Data and Billboard. “We are excited to announce the inclusion of Facebook’s U.S. Premium Music Video streams to Music Connect and to Billboard’s charts, including the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard 200 and Billboard Global 200, further expanding the most comprehensive view of music consumption and trends impacting the business.”

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