SoundCloud plays will count towards Official Charts

Every play on SoundCloud will now count towards song chart positions in a monumental move from the world’s biggest music community. SoundCloud have some amazing news for the artists on their massive streaming, open streaming…

Apple Music launch top 100 charts around the world

Staying on top of what’s hot and what’s not is going to be easier than ever with Apple’s 116 new chart playlists. Apple Music have launched 116 new playlists which will update daily with the…

Spotify respond to Nicki Minaj’s Twitter meltdown

Nicki Minaj only made it to #2 on the charts with her new album ‘Queen’, so of course there must be a big conspiracy to keep her down. Nicki Minaj is still a worldwide superstar…

UK Top 40 singles chart will now count video streams towards rankings

As the world catches up to the fact that music has found it’s primary home online and around the world through the wires, the UK Charts are updating to show that. The charts are catching…

Stay on top of all the hottest new music with the new YouTube Charts

Keeping track of what’s hot in music can be a chore, but no more on YouTube as they’ll be presenting you with what’s popping on their platform in real-time. YouTube are looking to take a…

Apple Music and iTunes analytics platform launches for more artists

Apple are giving more power to the artists to see who’s loving their music and where they come from. In January Apple revealed that they were rolling out an analytics platform for ‘a few thousand…

Finnish startup Hyperlive predicts the next chart-topping hits

A fresh company from Finland claim that their algorithms can predict what the next big tracks are going to be. Hyperlive, a startup from Finland,¬†claim they have built a unique system of music analysis that…

How a site selling samples made a No.1 hit and $35m in funding

Splice has grown from a site offering samples to creating a number 1 hit with Demi Lovato and a massive round of funding. Splice creator Steve Martocci started his entrepreneurship with a text messaging service,…

SoundCloud’s got a brand new home page emphasising music discovery

Today SoundCloud have launched a brand new home experience that makes it easier than ever to discover the latest content from our incredible community of creators. SoundCloud have updated their mobile app today with a…

Music streaming will have a greater impact on chart positions next year

Billboard have announced a change to how they count streams from services like Spotify and Apple Music towards chart positions. Starting in 2018 Billboard will have 2 different values for streams based on whether it…