How Billboard’s Updated Streaming Methodology Will Impact Charts

After announcing potential adjustments to their chart methodology in October 2017, Billboard finalized changes pertaining to how streams are weighted on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard 200 charts, this week.

The key takeaway is that plays on paid subscription-based services (such as Apple Music and Amazon Music) or on hybrid paid/ad-supported services (such as Spotify and SoundCloud) will be given more weight in chart calculations than plays on purely ad-supported services (such as YouTube) or on the non-paid tiers of hybrid paid/ad-supported services.


Find Your Music All In One Place With YouTube’s Official Artist Channel

This year, YouTube gradually introduced its Official Artist Channel (OAC) program in an effort to consolidate an artist’s entire body of work into a single channel. An Official Artist Channel merges the artist’s existing owned and operated, Topic, and artist-nameVEVO YouTube channels into a single channel destination with an upgraded layout, using the artist’s owned and operated YouTube channel URL. These channels can be identified on YouTube by a music note icon next to the channel’s display name.

What The #&@$ Do You Do, Ian?!?!

Ian Dutt
Co-Managing Director of The Orchard UK
Launched Red in the UK June 2014
Joined The Orchard in June 2017

As a leader in The Orchard’s UK efforts, what the #&@$ do you do Ian?
I lead the The Orchard’s UK team in being part of a full service global entertainment company. On a day to day level, I’m pretty involved in acquisition. I’m certainly label facing, there’s very few clients who I don’t speak to regularly. Most of the time, our conversations involve forward planning, making sure that I’m aware of a priority release or priority artist, or helping with a project that requires additional assistance in some way. (more…)

Out Today by The Orchard: The Glitch Mob, Trampled By Turtles & More

The office is buzzing this week as we begin to see the sun for the first time since… we can remember. And as the school year begins to wrap up, we’re really just getting started. From electronic to progressive bluegrass, we’ve got fresh releases from The Glitch Mob, Trampled By Turtles and Eleanor Friedberger to get your weekend going. (more…)

SONI withanEYE Is A Rebel!

Soni Guzman pka SONI withanEYE hails from the borough of Queens. She is a Puerto Rican artist, musician, DJ, songwriter, publisher, performer, promoter, media personality and live motivator. She dropped her debut release Rebel on April 20th via Touch Entertainment Inc., founded by legendary DJ, b-boy, producer, and MC, the Taino Turntable Terrorist Tony Touch.