Kyle Bylin has been named Social/Streaming Media chart manager for Billboard, overseeing the recently launched Social 50 and Uncharted rankings and further spearheading Billboard's new media charting initiatives.
The Social 50 chart ranks artists' popularity using a formula blending their weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with weekly artist page views and weekly song plays on leading streaming and social networking sites while the Billboard Uncharted is a weekly ranking, using similar metric, of emerging artists who have yet to appear on a major Billboard chart.
Bylin will be based in Los Angeles and will report to director of charts, Silvio Pietroluongo.
Bylin arrives at Billboard from Hypebot, where he held the position of editor for the music industry and technology website, which included editorial oversight of Music Think Tank, a forum for opinions and essays by music industry experts.
"We are thrilled to have Kyle join the Billboard family in this important role as we continue to increase our social and streaming platforms," states Pietroluongo. "Kyle's experience, knowledge of digital media and analytical acumen were just what we were looking for to lead Billboard as we continue to chart the changing landscape of music."