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Billboard Modifies Hot 100 Formula to Include YouTube Plays

Posted by - 11:08 AM on 02/21/13
The Billboard "Hot 100" will be including YouTube plays into its formula.
 
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11:13 AM on 02/21/13
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The first baby step towards making these charts interesting again. Can't wait to see the full scale overhaul in the future.
11:14 AM on 02/21/13
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I don't like this. Youtube videos, especially those for huge artists, are known to be hugely inflated because of bots and hacks to make it seem like they're bigger singles than they are. Plus, there's no effort being made in terms of actually using money to buy the track. There's no real benefit to it.
11:14 AM on 02/21/13
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that's very interesting
11:15 AM on 02/21/13
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Stupid. Bots and Hacks have ruined the YouTube plays numbers.
11:21 AM on 02/21/13
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Also how can they calculate the numbers with different videos of the same song? Does it have to be from the official band or their label? I don't know, I don't think it's going to change any of the numbers because a lot of the same people on the Hot 100 also have really popular YouTube videos too.
11:21 AM on 02/21/13
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do Spotify and Rdio plays count?
11:26 AM on 02/21/13
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YouTube and Billboard are working hand in hand to eliminate inflated play counts due to bots and hackers.
11:26 AM on 02/21/13
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hmmmm i'm not fully behind this
11:35 AM on 02/21/13
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Now watch All Gold Everything soar to #1.
11:36 AM on 02/21/13
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do Spotify and Rdio plays count?
I don't think so. Hopefully that's in the longer term planning for this.

Edit: Yes they do.

http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/13/28...streaming-data
11:36 AM on 02/21/13
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This is kinda neat yet kinda stupid.
11:37 AM on 02/21/13
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YouTube and Billboard are working hand in hand to eliminate inflated play counts due to bots and hackers.
And hackers are hard at work finding ways o exploit it ... heh.
11:40 AM on 02/21/13
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Does this not just mean that any band can use a bot and get themselves into the Hot 100?
11:41 AM on 02/21/13
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Also how can they calculate the numbers with different videos of the same song? Does it have to be from the official band or their label? I don't know, I don't think it's going to change any of the numbers because a lot of the same people on the Hot 100 also have really popular YouTube videos too.
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