Monday, July 31, 2017

Billboard Responds to Tidal Streaming Controversy

Last week Tyler the Creator accused Tidal of rigging the Billboard music charts by making Tidal exclusives available for free to non-subscribers to increase their streaming numbers [click here if you missed that]. 

Billboard responds to the controversy...

From Billboard
We’re getting questions around whether Billboard is suddenly counting free streams for this coming week’s Billboard 200, seemingly due to some misinformation posted online. We’d like to take a moment to clear up any confusion that misinformation may have caused.
Free streams -- with “free” defined as streams a listener has accessed without having a paid subscription or as part of a trial period subscription -- have counted towards the Billboard 200 since it changed to a consumption model in 2014 where the ranking is determined by blending album sales, track equivalent album units and streaming equivalent album units.
Nothing in our process has changed for this week.


Anonymous said...

BLAH BLAH BLAH Billboard yall lose credibility every year.

Anonymous said...

so in otherwords an artist named PLAY BOTS should hold the #1 spot every week.

Anonymous said...

so through all that fancy wording.... Y'all are saying as long as it is playing no matter through a human or robot.. IT COUNTS.

Anonymous said...


"Yes, that's absolutely correct, but you make it sound so bad..."

Anonymous said...

they been scamming audiences for decades.

That's all

Anonymous said...

Basically this is the new set up since a lot of y'all mfers downloading uncounted albums for free and playing them non stop. Which messes up the count and robs the industry. They needed a new method to count album sales. Stop complaining. It's not affecting y'all broke pockets. Lol. Make me laugh.

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