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Ironic Titles May Still Not Save Them

Posted by - 08:21 PM on 01/26/11
Billboard has launched the Uncharted Music Chart, which tracks developing artists not on sales but on song streams, page views and fans on myspace, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Last.fm, and other sources.
 
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08:22 PM on 01/26/11
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A few interesting/amusing bands on the inaugural top 50:

#6 Teen Hearts
#17 The Pretty Reckless
#21 Decoder
#40 Enter Shikari
#41 Hayden Panetierre
08:23 PM on 01/26/11
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This is pretty cool.
08:25 PM on 01/26/11
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Hahahaha Timothy DeLaGhetto.....................
I feel like there are a bunch of other artists who would be closer to the top (not that I can think of them off the top of my head).
08:26 PM on 01/26/11
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Decoder is at 21.
08:28 PM on 01/26/11
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While myspace is still in its death throes (IMO), it seems like it's still one of the few places to easily track song streams. SoundCloud is very good but doesn't have the market share yet, for example.

I'm intrigued to see how much basis the Next Big Sound-tracked sources (basically everything else) factors in over time. Could be a really good way to keep an eye on up-and-coming bands out of this scene. Or it could just fill up with crap bands on majors that haven't sold anything but get a lot of plays on myspace/facebook comments.
08:32 PM on 01/26/11
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This is cool, it's going to be full of "flash in the pan" music (like how most pop music is now) but I think as this system of uncharted tracking develops it will really change how popular music is ranked. This is gonna' be the hottest of what's hot.
08:34 PM on 01/26/11
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FUCKIN' DAVE DAYS IS NUMBER 7?!?! ahahha
08:44 PM on 01/26/11
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Enter Shikari yes yes yes
08:48 PM on 01/26/11
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Nice idea, and good to see some underground bands on here. But a lot artists listed are just terrible.
09:00 PM on 01/26/11
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yay pomplamoose!
09:00 PM on 01/26/11
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My bad for missing them. Edited it.

This is cool, it's going to be full of "flash in the pan" music (like how most pop music is now) but I think as this system of uncharted tracking develops it will really change how popular music is ranked. This is gonna' be the hottest of what's hot.
I've used Next Big Sound to aggregate bands I'm looking to work with over the past year or so, and it comes in handy. At the very least, this is another source to use.

Nice idea, and good to see some underground bands on here. But a lot artists listed are just terrible.
Take a look at the myspace music charts lately? Most of the artists on there are terrible. I imagine their stats probably figure in most prominently since it comes across as a thinly-veiled partnership between them and Billboard.
09:01 PM on 01/26/11
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Totally shoulda patented my idea!
09:04 PM on 01/26/11
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why the fuck is Go Hard or Go Home on there hahahahahahaha awful
09:08 PM on 01/26/11
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Big Sean at #29 is pretty notable if you ask me

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