Nielsen Music

  1. Business Matters: Young Consumers Legally Purchase More Digital Music Than Anyone, Study Shows

    October 16, 2012 6:40 PM EDT A preview of an upcoming study by the American Assembly at Columbia University aims to highlight a generational divide in attitudes toward sharing music -- but ends up showing much more. You can view the study's findings through one of three ...

  2. 'Glee' Cast Notches 200th Hit on Hot 100

    April 18, 2012 3:42 PM EDT With two more debuts this week, the cast of Fox's "Glee" ups its total of career charted songs on the Billboard Hot 100 to a milestone 200 titles. Amazingly, the TV troupe has reached the sum in less than three years. The cast fir ...

  3. Eurovision Winner To Defend Title

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lena Meyer-Landrut, the 19-year-old German winner of the 55th Eurovision Song Contest, is to defend her title at next year's event - the first winner to do so since the Netherlands' Corry Brokken in 1957/1958. The surprise decision was a ...

  4. Billboard 200, Top R&B/Hip Hop Charts Undergo Changes

    November 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Effective with the 2010 chart year, which commences with the issue dated Dec. 5, 2009, the Billboard 200 will shift from a currents-based ranking of the United States' top selling albums to an all-inclusive list of the top 200-selling albums ...

  5. David Cook Sizzles With Record Chart Debuts

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Season seven "American Idol" champion David Cook will set a record for debut entries on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Digital Songs tomorrow as 11 titles enter the former, while 14 songs jump on the download tally. The onslaught is led b ...

  6. Flo Rida Bumps Keys From Atop Hot 100

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rapper Flo Rida scores a No. 1 Hot 100 hit this week with his debut single, as "Low" featuring T-Pain" jumps 2-1. Increased airplay and digital sales of 178,000 units helped the track dethrone Alicia Keys' "No One," w ...

  7. Changes At Nielsen Music

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As part of the Nielsen Company's overall restructuring, Mark Tindle senior VP/GM, for the West Coast and Bryan Canady, BDS format administrator have exited the company. Vinnie Martino becomes director of sales for Nielsen Music, Trudy Lartz r ...

  8. Nielsen BDS Expands Service

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Adds more than 140 stations in 11 new markets. Nielsen BDS is expanding its monitoring service network by adding more than 140 stations in 11 new markets. As a result, BDS will now monitor 1680 radio stations in 190 markets. "The music indust ...

  9. Nielsen BDS, Musicrypt Further Align Products

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems has expanded its strategic relationship with Musicrypt. Now, radio programmers that subscribe to Nielsen BDS will immediately be able to access full songs distributed th Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems has expanded it ...

  10. U2 Tops Billboard's Money Makers Chart

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Totaled $255,022,633.35 in 2005. With $255,022,633.35, U2 reigns supreme on Billboard's inaugural Money Makers chart, which brings together Nielsen Music data and the magazine's Boxscore numbers to create a master top 20 chart of acts th ...

  11. UMG, Nielsen Further Deal

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Financial terms not disclosed on multi-year agreement. Universal Music Group has re-upped its deal with Nielsen Music. The major label has entered into a multi-year agreement with the data service provider that covers access to information from Br ...

  12. Billboard Bows Euro Digital Tracks Chart

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Debuts in issue dated October 22. The first Billboard chart tracking the hottest music downloads from around the world debuts in the issue dated October 22. The new Euro Digital Tracks chart, Billboard's first benefit from Nielsen Music' ...

  13. Nielsen Adds Tethered Digital Tracking

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen Entertainment's Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) will begin tracking tethered digital music downloads, in reponse to the growing business of on-demand music subscription services. Nielsen Entertainment's Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) ...

  14. Indie Labels Are Seeking Their Fair Share

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Defining the independent music sector by label ownership rather than distribution. Don Rose is acting president of the American Assn. of Independent Music. Independence is about spirit. The spirit of entrepreneurship. The spirit of innovation. And ...

  15. CMTA Extends Nielsen Ties

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Christian Music Trade Assn. has extended its deal with Nielsen Music, which operates Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems and Nielsen SoundScan. The Christian Music Trade Assn. has extended its deal with Nielsen Music, which operates Nielsen Broadca ...

  16. Nielsen BDS To Track Launch Streams

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo! service is first Web property monitored. Launch, the music destination on Yahoo!, has announced that Nielsen BDS will begin tracking its audio and video streams in July. Launch is the first Internet media property to be monitored by the ser ...

  17. VNU Finalizes Ownership of Music Control

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT VNU, parent company of Billboard.biz, is beefing up its European presence in the airplay-monitoring business by acquiring full ownership of Music Control and Aircheck. VNU, parent company of Billboard.biz, is beefing up its European presence in th ...

  18. VNU Finalizes Ownership of Music Control

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT VNU, parent company of Billboard.biz, is beefing up its European presence in the airplay-monitoring business by acquiring full ownership of Music Control and Aircheck. VNU, parent company of Billboard.biz, is beefing up its European presence in th ...

  19. Nielsen Music Makes Key Promotions

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nielsen Music has promoted three executives to senior VP positions. Nancy Wagner is named senior VP/GM, East Coast; Mark Tindle is named senior VP/GM, West Coast; and Abbe Frank is now senior VP of pr Nielsen Music has promoted three executives to ...