February 18th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge


“So @GeorgErgatoudis has just announced that @BBCR1 will v.soon be including @Spotify streams in the Top 40 charts not just sales!” claimed one of the tweets coming out of last night’s Radio Academy...

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July 31st, 2013 by Music Ally

Sandbox 90

We look at the different charts out there and speak to digital marketers who bluntly point out the small amount of wheat amid acres of digital chaff

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June 7th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge


"Top 40 charts were designed for your mom," chirps the press release for US personal radio service Slacker's new feature: the Slacker EQ Score. It's a metric created by the company to reflect how popular...

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December 14th, 2012 by Music Ally


Apple has published its Best of 2012 charts for its iTunes Store and App Store, including information on the best-selling music.

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August 9th, 2012 by Music Ally

Sandbox issue 66 Front

Sandbox Issue 66: Online was supposed to simplify things and make the connection between creators and audiences simple and straightforward. Instead we are drowning in platform choices and the frantic need...

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December 1st, 2011 by Music Ally


Getting the most from your superfans – how do you identify and engage with those extra-devoted fans?

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November 17th, 2011 by Music Ally


Welcome to Sandbox – Issue 48 This fortnight: - Getting heard on Spotify: our lead looks how digital marketers can use the service to promote their artists and releases in interesting ways - Our...

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January 31st, 2011 by Music Ally


The UK's Official Charts Company has announced that MTV Networks is its ad-serving and sales partner, after a year spent working together on the Officialcharts.com d2c site. I

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December 17th, 2009 by Music Ally

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YouTube and Last.fm have published year-end charts showing which artists were the most popular on their services this year. Susan Boyle on Britain's Got Talent topped YouTube's overall chart with more...

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