Billboard to Expand Boxscore Charts With New Monthly Feature
Multipage section to serve as music industry’s most accurate and immediate snapshot of the live business
Billboard is excited to announce the expansion of Billboard Boxscore with a new monthly chart series tracking the performances and venues driving the live music business.
The multipage section launches next week (reflected in the March 23 print issue) and offers a more in-depth snapshot of music’s top-grossing tours, promoters and venues, as well as an expanded Top Boxscores chart tracking the biggest events and moments in live entertainment.
The new Billboard Boxscore monthly charts will cover engagements that occurred during the most recently completed calendar month, providing a more accurate and comparative look at performances over a standardized period. The new section will also include four venues charts organized by capacity, as well in-depth analysis from Billboard’s charts team and interviews featuring leading show producers and entertainment executives.
"All signs show that 2019 is going to be live music’s biggest year yet and Billboard recognizes its unique position to provide readers with the most accurate and timely touring data in the industry," says Dave Brooks, Billboard’s senior correspondent and founder of Amplify Media, which Billboard acquired in June.
Billboard’s svp, charts & data development, Silvio Pietroluongo adds, "This new monthly feature would not be possible without the support we’ve received from AEG, Live Nation and all of our valued reporting promoters as well as from venues across the globe. We’re grateful that they trust Billboard with their data so that we can provide an informative and powerful live music overview."
Billboard will continue to maintain its weekly Boxscore recaps based on reported data covering an extended timeframe, available at billboard.biz. To learn more about reporting boxscore data and make sure your events are counted, email Billboard Boxscore chart manager Eric Frankenberg (email@example.com).