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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Billboard Charts to Adjust Streaming Weighting in 2018

  • Streaming on the Hot 100 (and all all-format genre charts) will be more complexly calculated come 2018
  • Paid streaming (including "premium"/"paid" tiers on hybrid paid/ad-supporting services like Spotify) will be weighed more on the Hot 100 than ad-supported streaming (including "free" tiers on hybrid paid/ad-supporting services)
  • This means streams on Spotify Premium will carry more Hot 100 influence than Spotify Free streams
  • This move will also affect the Billboard 200
  • However, the Billboard 200 will continue to NOT use YouTube streams and any other video streams.
Source: Billboard

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