As promised, you're looking at a whole new Billboard.biz.
Along with Billboard's fully revamped magazine, newly launched iPad app and the relaunched Billboard.com, the all-new Billboard.biz offers new features and functionalities that will help us lead the essential conversations around the music business and its community in better and bigger ways than ever before.
Of course, we'll continue bringing you up-to-the-minute news, features and analysis from our ace team of reporters. But we're more interactive than ever, via our "Community" section and charts:
"Community": This section includes Exective Turntable - the latest on all the executive job moves in the industry - and Backbeat, our reimagined feature on "the music business in the wild." Not only do we feature our own combination of backstage and party reportage, gossip and photos - but now, user-generated galleries, where music-business players submit their own photos to the site via Instagram. Just tag Instagram photos with @Billboard and #backbeat, write a short caption saying who/what/when, and you're in business. Check it out right here.
Charts: Billboard.biz hosts more than 200 charts, many deeper in rank and detail than those listed in print and on Billboard.com. We also offer dozens of charts exclusive to Billboard.biz, and archive access to weekly and year-end charts dating back decades. Our charts' new streamlined look makes them more easy to read and understand than ever before, and users can play many of the charts with one click via a Myspace player. The full charts are for subscribers only, but you can get a peek right here.
LinkedIn integration: Readers who are logged in to LinkedIn can find deeper information about -- and see how many degrees of separation they have from -- the industry players mentioned in the articles, and can have an almost instant connection and to the people who are making the news. Take a look in the right-hand margin of applicable articles and see how many connections you have in common -- available in the next few days.
And this is just the beginning -- there's much more in the months to come. We count on you to tell us what you like, what you think could be better, and what we haven't thought of. Please send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to bringing you the best in music for years to come. Enjoy!