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Google’s top-trending music search for 2014 is… unexpected

Who was the only musician to make it into Google’s chart of the top 10 trending searches of 2014? Nope, not Taylor Swift. Not Beyoncé. Another diva, just a more beardy one. Yep, Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst was seventh...
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Spotify and Rdio launch end-of-2014 roundups

The risks of announcing end-of-year charts and trend roundups were shown last year by Beyonce’s surprise iTunes album, and this year (in the UK at least) by the X Factor-fuelled Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars hit. Even so,...
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YouTube and Facebook reveal end-of-year charts

Strange though it is for end-of-year charts to have been coming out since the start of December, that’s the pattern. YouTube launched its Rewind charts yesterday, for example, breaking out separate charts as usual for music...
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Ed Sheeran the big winner in UK’s first streams+sales singles chart

"I'm so happy. Yay!" Ariana Grande (for it is she) is certainly smiling after topping the UK's Official Singles Chart in the first week it factored in streams as well as sales, but the sentiment applies just as much to the...
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UK’s Official Charts Company adding streams to its singles chart from July

Those rumours earlier in the year about streaming getting added to the UK's official singles chart were correct: early this morning the Official Charts Company confirmed its plans. The first singles chart to include streams...
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Radio 1’s head of music says streams will soon be included in official UK chart

“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 Playlists: What...
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Sandbox 90 – Off The Chart

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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Slacker launches ‘EQ Score’ as substitute for traditional music charts

"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 songs are among...
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Apple reveals Best of iTunes charts for 2012

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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Sandbox Issue Sixty-Six: Too much too soon

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 to maintain them.
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Sandbox issue forty-nine: Getting the most from your superfans

Getting the most from your superfans – how do you identify and engage with those extra-devoted fans?
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Sandbox – Issue 48: Getting heard on Spotify

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 Campaigns...