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.