After buying BigChampagne and hiring former WMG man Ethan Kaplan, Live Nation has been recruiting again. Billboard’s social/streaming chart manager Kyle Bylin is joining the / Live Nation Labs team to work on its Ultimate Chart – originally launched by BigChampagne as a socially-fuelled alternative to Billboard’s own lists. “The feedback loop in popular culture is broken,” Bylin tells Hypebot – the industry blog where he got his start in the business. “A fan holds little connection to their actions and the chart movements of their favorite artists. With the next evolution of Ultimate Chart, we’re going to mobilize fans to participate in the successes of their favorite artists and empower them to share their part of the larger story.”

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