Spotify revamps its charts including new genre and city lists
Spotify is shaking up its charts with a set of new rankings, and a new destination website to show them off.
November 11, 2021
Taylor Swift tops Billboard’s 2020 estimated earnings chart
Billboard has published its latest ‘Money Makers’ rankings estimating the earnings in the US for the upper echelon of musicians last year. The rankings factor in guesses at the stars’ income from streaming, sales,...
July 20, 2021
Indian music body IMI launches an international singles chart
The Indian music industry is kicking off a process of launching charts tracking the most popular music in the country, starting with an International Top 20 Singles Chart India which launched this week. It’s due to...
June 23, 2021
BTS break YouTube and Spotify records with ‘Butter’ single
The BTS Army has done it again: breaking records on various digital platforms for their idols' new single 'Butter'. One of those records already belonged to the K-Pop stars, with BTS seemingly breaking their own YouTube...
May 24, 2021
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,...
May 6, 2021
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,...
April 28, 2021
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...
January 4, 2021
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...
December 2, 2020
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...
November 26, 2020
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...
October 6, 2020
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...
September 15, 2020
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...
July 28, 2020