Boomplay streams are now counted towards Billboard Charts
As part of its commitment to help in helping the African music industry realize the fullest potential of its industry, the music streaming platform Boomplay’s information will add to the information that are used in the prestigious Billboard Hot 100, Billboard 200, Artist 100 and Billboard Global 200 charts, in addition to all the different Billboard U.S. and global charts that incorporate streaming data.
This will be applicable with information for the week of tracking from October 15 to Oct 21 (Billboard charts that date the 30th of October).
There are million of African songs streamed through the platform worldwide The inclusion of the Boomplay stream data in the renowned charts gives African and international artists as well as music that is available on the platform with an opportunity to gain more exposure on the international stage.
Within the MRC Data Music Connect platform, Boomplay streams will be added to the data bucket ‘Others’ under Audio On Demand. Data will be available on the 12th of October, 2021 for streams starting on October 8th, 2021.
According to Billboard”MRC Data’s foundation is based on providing the industry as well as our customers with the most comprehensive view of their music consumption. We are delighted to announce that additional data is being taken from Boomplay.”
the Director of Content and Strategism, Phil Choi described Boomplay’s chart entry as “a crucial step to ensure that African artists on the platform are fair and equally represented when they are needed and are able to access the same opportunities that are available to counterparts from the world.
“While this might have seemed far-fetched in the past, we now have one foot in the door already following our partnership with Billboard Charts.”
Boomplay’s streaming information added into the Billboard charts are streaming from the subscription service as well as streaming that are logged in from its ad-supported service, with streaming from all tiers weighted in a way that is appropriate.
Boomplay currently has more than 60 million active monthly users and more than 60 million tracks.
Billboard is an entertaining publication produced weekly by the Billboard Hollywood Reporter Media Group. It is a part that is part of MRC Media & Info.
The magazine offers charts of music along with news, videos reviews, opinions events, fashion, and other information that are related to the music industry. The music charts it offers are comprised of charts like the Hot 100, Billboard 200 and Global 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in various genres of music.