Why Your Spin Counts Don’t Count Anymore (And Why They Never Really Did)

April 20, 2022

When you started your programming career—if you were lucky—you had a mentor who bestowed upon you a way to figure out when your listeners should know a new song and when they were likely getting sick of it. The time-honored benchmarks that you received were your own station’s spin counts. “Don’t test a song in … Continue reading Why Your Spin Counts Don’t Count Anymore (And Why They Never Really Did) »

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How The Weeknd Defeated a 61-Year Chart Record (And Why it Matters For How You Use Streaming Data)

March 16, 2022

Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” was always the #1 song of all time, according to Billboard. It first hit #1 on the Hot 100 in September 1960, thanks to a teen-led Twist craze, then reached #1 again in early 1962 when twisting belatedly caught on with celebrities and well-heeled fashionable adults who typically never touched teenybopper … Continue reading How The Weeknd Defeated a 61-Year Chart Record (And Why it Matters For How You Use Streaming Data) »

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