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.
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.