Why Daily and Real-Time Music Charts Are Now Necessary

Why Daily and Real-Time Music Charts Are Now Necessary

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2015 has been back loaded with big events and even bigger releases that have caused renewed interest in the charts used to measure the popularity and impact of music. The problem is, in this here-and-now world, the model for how music is measured is still based around walking to a newsstand on Monday, and picking up the latest Billboard, or waiting for Tuesday when the album charts are updated online. And by that time, whatever big musical event that went down last week is already old news.

When country songwriter Chris Stapleton won big at the CMA Awards on November 4th, we witnessed one of the biggest post-award sales bumps in history. Sales for his Traveller album and the…



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