Billboard Once Again Shakes Up Its Charts – This Time In A Good Way

Popularity charts have often been used more for bragging rights than an actual metric for music success, with artists often gaming the system to inflate their perceived popularity. That said,. Continue reading

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Billboard Alters Chart Rules: No More Ticket & Merch Bundles

Going back on a decision they made in January, Billboard is reversing a rule which factored bundling into how artists’ music is ranked on the charts, hoping this latest revision. Continue reading

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MUST LISTEN: 10 Rising Black Musicians

The team at Symphonic Distribution put together this list of rising black artists that deserve your attention and support. By Randi Zimmerman of Symphonic Want to support black artists? In. Continue reading

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From Business School To Billboard Charts With Rapper Call Me Ace

Columbia/UC Berkeley MBA graduate, and tech industry veteran and ex-Deloitte consultant Call Me Ace has, in addition to his prolific business pursuits, also been releasing music the entire time, and. Continue reading

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Billboard Parent Valence Acquires Nielsen Music, Launches Data Division

Billboard and Hollywood Reporter parent Valence Media has completed its expected acquisition of Neilsen Music and launched MRC Data, a new division to provide data and analytics to the music. Continue reading

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This Chart Shows What Streaming Services Are Paying (Maybe)

While everyone in the music business wants to know what the various streaming services are paying out to artists, the number of variables involved in determining the actual amount are. Continue reading

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Apple Music Launches Shazam Chart Of Hot Songs Chart From New Artists

Apple Music has added the "Shazam Discovery Top 50" chart and playlist designed to "unearth up-and-coming songs from breaking artists."  The music industry has become increasingly focused on early identification. Continue reading

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Rolling Stone Launches Music Charts That Are Updated Daily

Rolling Stone has launched five music charts powered by analytics firm Alpha Data, formerly known as BuzzAngle Music, which the magazine acquired last year. The debut comes almost two months. Continue reading

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If An Artist Doesn’t Get A #1 Hit, Should They Sue?  DJ Khaled Thinks So

Recently, DJ Khaled and Billboard entered into a dispute of sorts after Billboard disqualified a number of the artist's most recent album sales owing to the fact that they were. Continue reading

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Billboard To Add Top Songwriters, Top Producers Charts

Under pressure from alternative data sources and soon to launch charts from Rolling Stone, Billboard is expanding its own chart offering. Top Songwriters and Top Producers charts will be based. Continue reading

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