Rolling Stone has officially launched its new music industry charts in the United States.
The Rolling Stone Charts were originally scheduled for a public launch on Monday, May 13.
The charts are powered by music analytics service Alpha Data (formerly BuzzAngle Music), whereas Billboard’s charts are powered by data from Nielsen Music.
Rolling Stone is running five charts, which it says auto-populate in “almost real-time on a daily basis”.
Finalized overviews for each chart will be available at the end of each week.
The Rolling Stone Charts include the The Rolling Stone Top 100 Songs, The Rolling Stone Top 200 Albums, The Rolling Stone Artists 500, The Rolling Stone Trending 25 and The Rolling Stone Breakthrough 25.
The full descriptions for each chart can be seen here.
The roll out of Rolling Stone’s new charts follow the strategic investment made by Penske Media Corporation (owner of Variety and Rolling Stone) in BuzzAngle Music last July.
“Our aim is to reflect the true impact of music, celebrate the artists most deserving of attention, and better define what it really means to be number one.”
“Our aim is to reflect the true impact of music, celebrate the artists most deserving of attention, and better define what it really means to be number one,” said a statement published on Rolling Stone yesterday (July 2).
“Virtually every metric in entertainment is reported on a fixed weekly basis, which is out of date with actual consumer trends. Rolling Stone Charts counter this reporting with daily updates, as well as user-friendly functionality and unprecedented transparency.
“We offer deeper, more granular insights into music than what’s ever been available to the public — and focus on the metrics most reflective of current listening habits as well.”Music Business Worldwide