Rolling Stone to release music charts backed by BuzzAngle Music

Rolling Stone is working on new charts for the music business, but it’s unclear exactly what directions their path to a launch will take. The company announced and almost immediately delayed the launch of its own set of charts, which are currently in a private beta. The charts will be powered by BuzzAngle Music, which received an investment from Rolling Stone parent company Penske Media Corporation last year. Continue Reading

BuzzAngle Music charts service gets investment from Penske Media Corporation

BuzzAngle Music emerged into the charts space in 2013, entering a space that had long been dominated by statistics from Billboard and Nielsen. RAIN News first covered the platform in 2015 ahead of the 2016 launch of its revamped analytics system. Now the outfit is getting a little extra support to continue challenging those stalwarts. Continue Reading


Once again, new Drake album sets records and highlights the impact of a streaming economy

Drake continues to exert dominance over the music landscape with a new album that has broken records and demonstrated how extensively streaming has changed the role of longstanding industry standards and expectations. Scorpion dropped on June 29, and it quickly racked up enough streams to crack multiple records. The double album now holds the single-day streaming records for Spotify and Apple Music. Continue Reading


YouTube Music revises charts for monitoring most popular music on the platform

YouTube Music announced that several new and updated charts tracking the most popular videos on the platform will launch in 44 countries. The U.S., Japan, Germany, Brazil, and the UK are among the nations that will receive the new charts. The new addition to YouTube Music’s chart roster follows Trending videos. Continue Reading