NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — In a challenge to Nielsen-SoundScan, music data and analytics company BuzzAngle Music has partnered with indie label trade association A2IM to launch a new U.S. indie chart.
The publicly available chart will update daily and will be filterable by six different criteria, including including geography (down to the city level), consumption type, and dozens of genres, allowing for more than 250,000 unique report combinations, the company said. A version of the chart aimed at professional users will have addition filterable options and features available.
“This independent chart for the U.S. will show what’s going on in a very intriguing segment of the business,” explains BuzzAngle Music CEO Jim Lidestri. “It will reflect the hot spots, scenes, and movements powering the music business.”
“Independent labels and artist supporters need data as much as, or more than the major distributors, and they need that data to be fast, granular, and affordable”, Lidestri added.
Independent labels and distributors such as Beggars Group, Glassnote, Razor & Tie, Victory Records, Epitaph Records, Eleven Seven Music, Dualtone Music Group (an Entertainment One company) and Hillsong Music Australia are all customers of the BuzzAngle Music service. – Staff Writers