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 100 most popular songs globally and across every country that Apple Music is available in. The charts will use Apple Music streams and performance to count chart positions and represent what the most popular music is based on Apple Music listeners alone.
The chart playlists will show up under the Browse tab inside the Top Charts section where Apple Music users can download the playlists for offline listening and follow them to stay up to date as the charts’ refresh. The charts are separate from the iTunes download charts which still stand alone ranking the top songs, albums, music videos and concert films.
The new Apple Music charts appeared last Friday and seems to follow their search in May for a Charts & Market Analytics Manager who would “enable data-driven conversations between Apple, labels, artists and the broader industry”. They settled on Bryce McLaughlin for the hire who will “define and drive a clear strategy for Apple Music charts, including official charts for music and podcasts”.