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Twitter and Billboard Launch Charts to Track Most Shared and Tweeted-About Music

Billboard and Twitter

Twitter and Billboard are set to launch a new chart that will rank which music is being shared and tweeted about the most in real-time. It will be called the ‘Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts’ and be available on Billboard.com. The leaderboard will rank the most popular tracks being talked about at any one time, as well as those that have remained popular over a longer period. Billboard and Twitter also want to use the chart to highlight “the most talked about and shared songs by new and upcoming acts”. Billboard said the new music charts are part of an exclusive, multi-year partnership that it’s signed with Twitter. They’ll be co-branded and also promoted through Billboard’s Twitter account throughout the week. “Twitter is where the music of the moment is discovered and discussed — every day, new songs and new artists are breaking on the platform,” said Bob Moczydlowsky, Twitter’s head of music.

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