October 19, 2017 Vince Valholla

Billboard scheduled to adjust its charts in 2018

Billboard announced its new adjustments to its chart for next year and it’s about to change the playing field in music as we know it today.

Here are some changes:

So, this means that Soundcloud, YouTube and Spotify streams on the free tiers won’t be weighted the same as paid tiers on Apple Music, TIDAL, or Spotify. Of course, paid tiers will be weighted higher.

The Billboard 200 will not count YouTube streams, as previously rumored. This is a good thing this wasn’t true.

Overall good news. Billboard Article available HERE.


Vince Valholla

Vince Valholla is Chairman/Chief Executive of Valholla Entertainment, Inc. All opinions are his own. Valholla is a full-service Music Label & Management Company based in Miami, FL. Named Record Label of the Year in 2017 by Miami New Times. One of Valholla's notable releases is the 2015 release of Kirby Maurier's "Doing The Most" was one of the highest selling independent R&B albums in the South Atlantic Region. Every full-length release from Valholla since 2015 has charted on iTunes.