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We analyzed YouTube viewership trends in six different countries (S. Korea, India, USA, S. Africa, Brazil and Italy) to help you understand how music consumption may or may not be changing during the global spread of coronavirus. Follow along with the original article at blog.chartmetric.com.
Rap and Hip-Hop wunderkind Ben Sauberman has put together a list that many artists, artist managers, and A&Rs only dream of. Blending data with creativity, Ben has mapped out the regional YouTube video curators who blow up local Hip-Hop scenes, thrust burgeoning rappers into the national limelight, and help give a region its "sound." From type beats to drill and trap to gangster rap and emo rap, Ben is here to school us on why YouTube channels like Cole Bennett's Lyrical Lemonade are so important for Hip-Hop today.
We analyzed Spotify Monthly Listeners trends across nine genres to help you understand how music consumption may or may not be changing during the global spread of coronavirus. Follow along with the original article at blog.chartmetric.com.
In this episode, we chat with Elliott Althoff, Associate Manager of Digital Strategy at Republic Records, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. Our conversation touches on everything from the differences between indie and major labels to the creative ways you can use data for marketing campaigns. Hopefully, you glean some important insights from our conversation, but most importantly, we hope we’re making your shelter-in-place just a bit more manageable, whether you’re working from home or not.
For this audible article, we highlight another important music data story that you might have missed, from a January 2020 piece our Data Scientist wrote. It's about the global, industry-wide trend of music collaborations in recent streaming history. As always, if you want to follow along with the charts and visuals, the link to the original blog article is in the show notes. Enjoy "How Music Collaborations Evolved in the Digital Era: A Decade in Review", from our resident Data Scientist here at Chartmetric, Dr. Nuttiiya Seekhao.
We’ve got a special one today, and it wasn’t planned. Our guest is Ariel Chichotky, the Director of Buenos Aires-based Dale Play Records, who are at the forefront of an Argentinian Trap movement that has hit the 2020s running. If you’re thinking this is related to reggaetón, you are sorely mistaken. That genre originated in Puerto Rico and Colombia, and while you see some of its artists participating in trap, trap is its own animal. The American South rap style known for its much harder sound and harsher lyrical content, has, like many of its hip-hop-related cousins, travelled through the Internet to the entire world, and Argentina is now one of its epicenters. Ariel is an experienced Artist Manager, who cut his teeth with Argentinian funk band Suprafonicos, then moved on to managing Argentinian telenovela-star-turned-pop-star, Lali. He then moved on to his current role as Director at Dale Play and finds himself growing the careers of trap artist Duki (whose Sept 2019 hit “Goteo” has amassed 72M YouTube Views and over 120M Spotify streams), trap producer Bizarrap (whose YouTube Music Sessions have amassed over 812M channel views), and soulful, hard-to-define up-and-comer Nicki Nicole (who commands 3.2M Instagram followers). Ariel holds a business degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, and was introduced to us by our friend Zack Bolak.
This week, we're diving into Data Scientist Josh Hayes’ comparative analysis of major label vs. non-major label chart performance. Which record labels, major or non-major, had the most chart-topping tracks?
This month, we released our second 6MO report (July-December 2019), doubling down on our ability to find quality artists who are rapidly gaining traction and deserve to be highlighted to industry insiders. New in this edition are TikTok Trending tracks, Bandsintown Tracker gains, and artists who received the most "first-time" playlist adds on streaming platforms in H2 2019.
In this episode we chat with Ross Nicol, founder of Off Season Creative, a boutique Brooklyn-based creative direction agency with a focus in music. Ross has worked with the likes of Teddy Geiger, Lucius, Mom + Pop Music, Real Estate, Whitney, the list goes on…. So our conversation touches on everything he’s learned in the music industry — from the importance of landscape and location, to understanding the artist mindset, to the indie/major divide (or lack thereof), and how data is more useful on the strategic managerial end than on the discovery and conceptual end. Of course, one of the really important byproducts of the digitization of the music industry is just how much data can actually help empower artists to take control of their own careers. And Ross has been helping artists do just that, drawing on his extensive knowledge and experience with management, marketing, creative direction, and design. Originally from San Diego, Ross went to school in Nashville and eventually migrated even further east to New York City. After a long bout at a major NYC artist management firm, Ross decided to go indie himself, launching Off Season Creative, a company that takes “a holistic and strategic approach in defining and developing an artist’s creative direction through design, photography, and typography.”
From 2012 to 2019, Jackson Bull (Twitter: @jacksonabull) was with SiriusXM, moving up the ranks from Board Engineer to Program Director and working with many of the company’s over 1K stations. Before that, he worked in various capacities in social media and film editing, and was a DJ at his university’s station, WMUH Allentown Radio. He interned at several industry publications as well, and most recently, has made the glorious return to school to train in data science at Flatiron School in NYC. Check out our discussion on his live radio grind, how music data helped him bring more ammo to music programming meetings, and how the SiriusXM/Pandora acquisition has created a whole new data world for a data scientist to thrive in.
An American now based in London, Christine Osazuwa (Twitter: @c_osazuwa) is currently a Senior Data Analyst for a major label, in charge of the Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions. Before that, Christine worked her way up the ranks to become the Head of Insights & Data Analytics at another major label, this time based in Stockholm. Christine earned her Bachelor’s in Music Business and Journalism at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, her MBA from Loyola College in Maryland, and she holds certificates in data science, predictive analytics, and information technology. Lest you think Christine is just about business and numbers, she’s also product managed in the online ticketing space, served on music street teams, and was president of a local music magazine in the Baltimore area. Our talk with Christine runs about 45 minutes and touches upon her thoughts regarding how TikTok isn’t just for kids, how she isn't a fan of AI making new music, how clarifying your goals can take your music to the next level, and more.
Season 2 Premiere! Don't worry, it's just your co-hosts. Kind of like looking at your Uber driver's profile. Bit of a prologue, really. Our guests will be much cooler! .... chartmetric.com @chartmetric #howmusiccharts #chartmetric #musicindustry #musicbusiness #musicnews
Early 2000s emo princes of darkness My Chemical Romance dropped a special treat for fans on Halloween, revealing some incredible metrics for a band that has been on hiatus for six years.... chartmetric.com @chartmetric #chartmetric #musicindustry #musicbusiness #musicnews #mychemicalromance #mcr #emo #poppunk #halloween
If a song was a traveller making its way through the playlist world, what would its passport look like? What connections could we make through the playlists it went through? Vamos a ver. .... chartmetric.com @chartmetric #chartmetric #musicbusiness #musicindustry #musicnews #spotify #playlists #music #data #analytics
This week, two huge artists let the track lists of their upcoming albums slip and a couple of other big names released music videos. Let’s see if they reaped any data rewards.... chartmetric.com @chartmetric #chartmetric #musicbusiness #musicindustry #musicnews #coldplay #mileycyrus #selenagomez #dojacat #newmusicfriday
What does an emerging Atlanta rapper and a British TV series soundtrack have to do with each other? Let our A&R Prediction tool explain..... chartmetric.com @chartmetric #chartmetric #newmusic #discovery #peakyblinders #sxsw #datascience #spotify
Australian singer-songwriter Tones and I and North Carolina-born/Eastern Europe-raised rapper Ashnikko are some of the first notable case studies in TikTok virality. How are they capitalizing on it?.... chartmetric.com @chartmetric #chartmetric #tiktok #tonesandi #dancemonkey #ashnikko #stupid
Peloton’s recent IPO has us wondering about the most popular fitness playlists on Spotify and Deezer, so slap on some cross-trainers and fire up those Bluetooth earbuds..... chartmetric.com @chartmetric #chartmetric #musicbusiness #musicindustry #musicnews #peloton #fitness #workout #beastmode #deezer #spotify
UK singer-songwriter and producer prodigy Labrinth has created a hallucinatory experience with his soundtrack of HBO’s new show "Euphoria," and with data as our guide, we’re going to try to navigate the psychedelic experience with you.... chartmetric.com @chartmetric #chartmetric #musicbusiness #musicindustry #musicnews #labrinth #euphoria #hbo
If you don’t eat chicken noodle soup with a soda on the side yet, then at least check out how a member of K-pop supergroup BTS tapped a 2006 Harlem dance craze to make a splash today...you might reconsider your lunch plans.....chartmetric.com @chartmetric #chartmetric #musicbusiness #musicindustry #musicnews #BTS #jhope #hobi #chickennoodlesoup #CNS #CNSChallenge #beckyg #kpop #harlem #6MO #report #data
Rolling Stone, Music Ally, and others were particularly interested in a surprising data point from Part 2 of 6MO, our first-ever Global Music Industry Data Report. What’s that all about? Find out here.... chartmetric.com @chartmetric #chartmetric #musicbusiness #musicindustry #musicnews #6MO #report
It’s official: We've launched 6MO, our first-ever Global Music Industry Data Report! We're thrilled to present you with our comprehensive view — from a music data perspective — of the first six months of 2019. Dig in to Part 1 with us here.... chartmetric.com @chartmetric #chartmetric #6MO #musicbusiness #musicindustry #musicnews #musictech #report #data
For the past couple of months, we’ve been cooking up something big: the first iteration of our Global Music Industry Data Report, 6MO! With the help of music tech extraordinaire Cherie Hu, we give you the first taste of it here.... chartmetric.com @chartmetric #chartmetric #6MO #musicbusiness #musicindustry #musicnews #musictech
Obsessed with streaming? Rightfully so, but after almost a year of coverage on Chartmetric, let’s go over some useful US radio facts that may help your artist’s overall distribution strategy......chartmetric.com @chartmetric #chartmetric #musicbusiness #musicindustry #radio #aqh #streaming
If the 2000s belonged to 50 Cent, the future belongs to Tencent. We’ll check out a few Western artists who are active in the Chinese market, and how the tech conglomerate may matter to them in the near future..... chartmetric.com @chartmetric #chartmetric #musicbusiness #musicindustry #china #taylorswift #R3HAB #postmalone #wechat #qqmusic #tencent #alanwalker
Streaming might favor frontline singles, but some tracks buck the trend. Looking at Spotify, Apple, Amazon, and Deezer’s Top 100 charts, we examine what tracks and artists are able to ride the wave of longevity.... chartmetric.com @chartmetric #chartmetric #musicbusiness #musicindustry #postmalone #reggaeton #daddyyankee #pedrocapo #farruko #travisscott
With a head-to-head comparison between the Apple Music Video and YouTube Music Video charts, we’ll expand your understanding of chart behavior through a chart velocity analysis.... chartmetric.com @chartmetric #chartmetric #applemusic #youtube #postmalone #polog
When was the last time you got your face melted with some heavy metal? Well, distributor TuneCore says it was probably during 2018 and American alt-metal group Tool says it’s right now on the Billboard 200 chart..... chartmetric.com @chartmetric #chartmetric #musicindustry #musicbusiness #Tool #album #heavymetal #rock #FearInoculum #TaylorSwift #ConsequenceofSound #Billboard #Arcangel #RaeSremmurd
Howdy! Today, we’re going Country, looking at the CMAs’ full list of nominations and making some educated guesses about who might win based on streaming and social data.... chartmetric.com @chartmetric #chartmetric #musicindustry #musicbusiness #CMAs #country #marenmorris #blakeshelton #thomasrhett #lilnasx #billyraycyrus
Not all breaking artists are new artists, not all platforms have the same up and comers, and not a day more should pass until you check out all the viral talent we’re discovering on our new A&R tool..... chartmetric.com @chartmetric #chartmetric #dataallday #musicbusiness #musicindustry #dataanalytics #anr #AndrewSimple #GeraldWalker #BennytheButcher #KingGizzardandtheLizardWizard #FleetwoodMac