SocialRank Music Index explores Twitter stats
More big data here, in the form of a new chart from social analytics firm SocialRank, which has launched its Music Index. The idea: it takes the artists from the Billboard 200 and tracks their followers (and, separately,...
March 11, 2015
Pandora was the 37th top grossing apps publisher in 2014
Mobile analytics firm App Annie has published a chart of the 52 top grossing apps publishers of 2014, based on their revenues on iOS and Android. Why 52? Because the company has turned the chart into a promotional deck of...
March 5, 2015
Spain gets combined sales and streaming chart
Spanish music body Promusicae is the latest to launch a chart combining sales and streams. Its new weekly chart integrates its existing individual singles charts for downloads and streaming, which were launched in 2007 and...
January 20, 2015
Meghan Trainor charts in the UK based on streams alone
It’s all about that bass for Meghan Trainor, but also all about those streams in the UK, where her song wasn’t on sale until this week. On streams alone last week, ‘All About That Bass’ charted at...
September 30, 2014
MTV launches Your MTV Top 20 chart with data from The Echo Nest
It’s become a cliché to suggest that MTV doesn’t play music videos any more – it’s a trap we’ve fallen headlong into in the past. It might be true on the main MTV TV channel, but music videos remain...
July 8, 2014
Big on YouTube last month: Katy Perry, Spinnin’ Records, MÜYAP…
Online video industry site Tubefilter’s latest monthly YouTube views chart is live, providing an insight into which channels
February 20, 2014
MÜ-YAP’n’Miley were the most popular YouTube music channels in December
Tubefilter has published its latest YouTube channels chart for December 2013, revealing the 100 most popular channels on Google's video service that month.
February 3, 2014
FindStream aims to identify trending web-radio tracks
A new daily chart of trending tracks "on the web radio" called FindStream.
July 31, 2013
Jay Z criticises Billboard over ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ chart eligibility
The newly-hyphenless Jay Z's latest album 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' has topped Billboard's albums chart for two weeks in a row.
July 25, 2013
Pretty Lights goes top 30 in US with freely-available album
"A Color Map of the Sun has now officially been released!" explained Pretty Lights to fans on his website, after his new album came out.
July 16, 2013
Jay-Z’s Samsung sales won’t chart, but will go platinum
We reported last month on Billboard's decision that Samsung's purchase and giveaway of 1m digital copies of Jay-Z's new 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' album won't be chart-eligible.
July 2, 2013