UNPRECEDENTED SINGLE SOURCE FOR COMPREHENSIVE MUSIC CHARTS
Beverly Hills, CA (July 20, 2010) - Today BigChampagne Media Measurement announced the release of the Ultimate Chart (www.ultimatechart.com), a ranked list of the week’s most popular artists and songs. Integrating data from categories including Song and Album Sales, Radio Airplay, Online Audio and Video Plays, and Fans/Friends/Followers, the Ultimate Chart is the first and only chart that looks at all of the ways in which music is popular, online and off. The first published Ultimate Chart is the Ultimate 100, available now.
BigChampagne’s partners and sources for the Ultimate Chart include retailers, online and traditional broadcasters (radio and television), major content companies, subscription services, social networks and other venues where fans demonstrate their passion for music: Yahoo! Music, Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, VEVO, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, MTV, ClearChannel, MediaBase, AOL, Napster, Microsoft Zune, We Are Hunted, LastFM and many more.
Eric Garland, BigChampagne’s Co-Founder and CEO, said, “The explosive popularity of music in the digital age has given us access to a quality of information about the connection between artists and fans previously unimagined. The internet launched a thousand charts. But the marketplace is asking, ‘ultimately, what does it all mean?’ There has been no satisfying answer, until now. The Ultimate Chart examines music sales and radio airplay and the access to music, and socializing around music, that are growing much faster. We’re rewriting the top of the charts for the new music business and enlisting the help of its chief architects to surface the most popular music that the charts have overlooked.”
Tamara Conniff, Founder/Editor of The Comet and former Billboard Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher, said, “This chart is long overdue and represents for the first time an accurate view of where popular music is today. Music is not just about sales, it’s about interaction—listening, watching, playlisting, evangelizing and socializing.” The Comet (TheComet.com) will be publishing the Ultimate Chart and using BigChampagne’s data for analysis, prediction, and consumer trends.
BigChampagne will also develop the Ultimate Chart for independent and DIY artists and has partnered with a who’s-who of top marketing and distribution partners, including Tunecore, CD Baby, Disc Makers, MySpace Music, Reverb Nation, Topspin, Nimbit and many more to ensure eligibility for all artists and to produce unprecedented insight into the independent music world. Said Garland, “we’re examining the fastest-growing aspect of the music business for which there has not been a standard measure, by the numbers. Every artist can be counted, and every artist will be counted.”
The Ultimate Chart is one of the new features of BigChampagne’s ground-breaking business intelligence dashboard, BC Dash Ultimate, and will be widely syndicated across BigChampagne’s media and press partners.
The Ultimate Chart is a ranked list of the week’s most popular artists and songs.
This is the Ultimate Chart: www.ultimatechart.com