NEW YORK (Hypebot) – Billboard has launched a new subscription-based service that targets indie artists and their entourage. The service, Billboard Pro, offers personalized artist analytics that track online and social network activity, airplay, and sales, among other things.
Subscribers also gain access to editorial that focuses on artist-focused how-to's guides, case studies, and industry profiles. Members also gain access to opportunities to perform and participate at Billboard events and conferences, and may even have their music selected to play for a weekly playlist on Billboard.
Currently, Billboard is offering a four-week free trial of the service. After that, the service is $99 for one year.