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Twitter, Billboard Announce Real-Time Music Chart, Powered By Tweet Conversation

Twitter, Billboard Announce Real-Time Music Chart, Powered By Tweet Conversation

Twitter has announced a partnership with Billboard to create a real-time music chart which will track U.S. music conversation on Twitter.

Additionally, under the Twitter Amplify program, Billboard and Twitter have signed an agreement to help distribute these charts to a wide audience on Twitter, including custom in-Tweet charts and a weekly in-Tweet video round up of the week in music.

Music is one of the most talked about topics on Twitter. It’s where influencers, artists and fans discover and discuss new music in the moment. Every day, new songs and new artists get people tweeting in real-time, creating a social soundtrack of ongoing music conversation on Twitter.

To share these conversations more widely, we’re pleased to partner with @Billboard to create the new industry standard for tracking and surfacing the conversation around music as it happens.

Once available the chart will display live on Billboard.com, updating in real-time.

“Twitter is where the music of the moment is discovered and discussed — every day, new songs and new artists are breaking on the platform,” said Bob Moczydlowsky, Twitter’s head of music. “We’re partnering with Billboard to create a ground-breaking chart to track the conversation around music as it happens. This means when artists share songs and engage with their audience on Twitter, the buzz they create will now be visible to fans, other musicians and industry decision makers in real-time.”

Interesting that this news comes right on the back of Twitter folding their own #Music app. Can’t be a coincidence, right?

(Source: Billboard.)

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