What will be the Song of the Summer 2020?

It has been a strange year so far and Summer isn’t quite the same, but there still has be a definitive hit for the season regardless. Summer is upon us, even if we’re not getting…

TikTok’s impact on popular music is best seen through Charli D’Amelio

TikTok is huge, everywhere you look there’s a TikTok video, it’s even having an impact on trending songs and music charts. In the last year TikTok’s status has gone from a trend to a global…

Quibi’s founder blames lack of users on coronavirus pandemic

After a relatively small number of signups, short-form video app Quibi’s founder Jeffrey Katzenberg has said “I attribute everything that has gone wrong to coronavirus. Everything.” Former head of Walt Disney Studios and founder of…

Spain has lost their albums chart due to COVID-19

Spain will no longer be tracking or releasing their albums chart for the time being due to Coronavirus’s impact on sales. The impacts of the Coronavirus are without a doubt being felt around the world…

This app is fantasy football for the next music hits

Predict the next big hits, sign the biggest artists, earn virtual royalties and make your way to the top in this fantasy football style music game. FanLabel is an app that lets you invest yourself…

Billboard’s parent company has bought Nielsen Music insights

Billboard may get exclusive access to the music data powering their charts as their parent company buys out the influential Nielsen Music. Valence Media have bought Nielsen Music, an organisation renowned for their data and…

Ed Sheeran has been crowned the UK’s top artist of the decade

With 2020 just weeks away we get to look back at an entire decade of music and the UK’s top artist has been named. The Official Charts have revealed their Record Breaker Award in their…

Billboard change how album sales are counted for merch bundles

Billboard have looked at the way they count album sales and changed the rules for how a sale is counted for merchandise bundles. Merchandise bundles have been causing a bit of a fuss in recent…

YouTube no longer counts paid for plays in their music charts

Of course this means that up until now paid-for plays were included in YouTube’s Charts but hey, better late than never right? YouTube have just announced that they have changed the methodology of their charts…

Billboard’s parent company to purchase Nielsen SoundScan

Valence are looking to acquire SoundScan so that Billboards charts and music data are all under one umbrella. Billboard and SoundScan work closely together, with the latter providing music data and analytics to inform the…