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Party like it’s, er, 2010 with Billboard’s new Twitter chart

“Billboard and Twitter have partnered on a first-of-its-kind Billboard chart that will showcase the most talked-about songs on the social media platform,” announced Billboard yesterday. And strictly speaking,...
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Apple Music launches its city-level charts across the world

Apple Music is launching its new charts ranking tracks in more than 100 cities across the world. The charts will be top 25s, ranging from London, Barcelona, Rome, Paris and Moscow to Buenos Aires, Nairobi, Tokyo and Istanbul,...
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BPI reveals 8.2% rise in UK’s music consumption in 2020

As consumption data and revenue figures emerge for the music industry’s 2020, we’ll get a fuller picture of the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact. Early out of the blocks, as usual, is British industry body the...
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Mariah Carey could be number one in the UK this week

Strange though it may sound given its annual ubiquity, Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas is You’ has never actually reached the top of the official singles chart. It might finally do that this week...
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Spotify adds its new weekly charts to its mobile app

Spotify launched some new weekly charts in October this year, with global and US rankings for the top 50 songs and albums, as well as the top 10 debuts. The company is clearly pleased with the rollout: it’s expanding...
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Spotify and YouTube double down on their music charts

The charts of digital music services having clout with consumers and the industry alike isn’t a new trend for anyone who remembers the heyday of Apple’s iTunes rankings around the world. We’re interested in the current...
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Billboard and MRC launch two new global music charts

We're used to reporting on the ins and outs in Billboard's US music charts, but now the publication and data partner MRC are turning their attention to global rankings. They've launched two new charts: the 'Billboard...
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TikTok hopes creation will be a ‘key metric’ for the charts

TikTok's recently appointed global head of music Ole Obermann has given one of his first interviews in the role, and the former WMG exec will be hoping that official chart compilers will be reading. "I absolutely think...
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Billboard bars merch / ticket bundles from chart calculations

Billboard is changing its chart rules in the US to no longer count sales of albums bundled with merchandise or concert tickets. It hasn't yet said when the change will kick in, but when it does "all albums bundled with...
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Spotify launches top and trending podcasts charts in 26 countries

More than 15 million people follow Spotify's 'Global Top 50' music chart, making it an important discovery channel on the service. Now it's looking to do the same thing for podcasts, albeit locally. This afternoon, Spotify...
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BTS Army (and Cape Verde) help K-Pop stars break iTunes record

Is there any country in the world where BTS aren't big? They're certainly big in Cape Verde: their 'Black Swan' track has gone to number one in the country's iTunes chart. Why are we writing about this? Well, this was...
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Who cares about the charts nowadays? Well, 3.2m Brits do…

There's a notion you'll see voiced quite often in 2020, which is that 'people don't care about the charts any more' – referring to the official music industry charts, rather than the rankings on streaming services (which...