Pandora is expanding on its purchase of Next Big Sound from last spring with the launch of three new charts, all of which are now live. The Trendsetters chart lists the top 20 up-and-coming artists with the most stations added in the past week. Predictions is a list of performers who are projected to reach the Billboard 200 chart for the first time within the next year. Top Spins lists the 100 tracks that are most popular across Pandora’s service.
“Pandora has 100 million listeners visit every three months, and they are deeply engaged, listening 24 hours each month – over two and half times greater than any other service. This generates hundreds of thousands of data points every day that help us map and predict a song’s trajectory,” Sara Clemens, Pandora’s COO, said. “Our charts are the visualization of this fan activity, and are an easy to use tool that gives artists and their teams vital information to help them make decisions and grow their careers.”