MySpace Launches New Music Charts

MySpace Shows Users Who They Like the Most (By Genre)

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Today MySpace announced the beta launch of MySpace Music Charts. This is the social networks’ attempt at ranking musicians based on popularity.

"When it comes to users, our commitment to "interestingness’ will drive engagement," says MySpace Music President Courtney Holt. "Our audience cares about two things- what’s bubbling up and what’s hot right now- and our editorial teams are focused on actively surfacing the most interesting and relevant artists, music and content to satisfy their needs. We also understand that the interests of our users change based on trends which is why the pulse of this charts system is the new "Movers" section, offering users and artists alike an immediate "in the moment" view at who and what is trending up in music across our network.

MySpace Music Charts

MySpace’s Music Charts include:

– Artist, Song, Album, and Video Charts across all music genres.

– Unique charts for all territories.

– The ability for users to friend and connect with artists they discover in the charts

– A new "Movers" section that highlights fastest rising artists and content across the network.

– Artist contributed content which enables MySpace Music to feature the best content from all artists, both small and large.

– The ability for users to engage directly with the Chart content. Songs, albums, videos are available for free to stream for users in all territories.

– An updated look and feel with clean navigation.

A quick browse though MySpace’s charts tells me they have a lot of work to do in this "beta" version. Perhaps the work really lies within the classification of artists by label. I’m not a big fan of labeling music, but there are clearly issues when Staind is in the hardcore section, or when Seether is in both the indie and major sections under the metal category.

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    Are they based on song plays for the day, or a week ago or just selected by myspace?


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