Streaming music cracks the charts

Billboard, the world’s most comprehensive source of music, digital data and events, today announced an expansion of its Hot 100 formula to include weekly streamed and on-demand music data to the chart’s traditional mix of sales and radio airplay. Keeping pace with the growth of digital delivery, Billboard’s franchise chart will be supplemented by weekly data from AOL Music and Yahoo! Music, two of the most prominent sources of online music.

from a press release by Billboard Magazine. Commentary at the Read/Write Web.


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