Rolling Stone has its eye on Billboard’s crown!
A full report on the publication’s plans to shake the industry up below…
Rolling Stone’s chart will take on Billboard’s tally for the first time next Monday when it’s launched by the CEO Jay Penske.
He shared the following….
What’s imperative and exciting about our new Rolling Stone Charts is that it will present a transparent, granular and real-time quantification to accurately reflect listeners’ evolving interests and give insight into worldwide trends.
The Stone chart will be updated daily and aim to offer a more transparent view of how chart positions are formulated with help from analytics pulled from Alpha Data (formerly Buzz Angle Music).
Three other weekly charts that will launch Monday are the Rolling Stone Artist 500, ranking the most-streamed artists; the Rolling Stone Trending 25, a list of the fastest-moving songs based on a number of metrics; and the Rolling Stone Breakthrough 25, which will look at artists who have entered the charted for the first time.
Billboard (which is powered by Nielsen Soundscan) is yet to respond to Rolling’s bid to dominate the lane it once monopolised.