What Happened To Billboard’s “Hot 100” For The Week Of May 22nd?

By Iman Lababedi | May 19, 2021

they have failed at the one responsibility they have.

Why Singles Stay So Long On The Charts

By Iman Lababedi | March 4, 2021

multi-format popularity contests

The Death Of The Hot 100

By Iman Lababedi | December 17, 2020

which song and which album made the most money last week?

Where Is The Billboard 200 (Albums Chart)?

By Iman Lababedi | May 30, 2019

Since nothing is riding on the chart nobody cares

Billboard And The Question Of Competence

By Iman Lababedi | January 21, 2019

Just post the damn charts every Sunday afternoon, so the latest one (meant to be here yesterday and a no show) should read 1-19-19 – 1-24-19

Billboards Album Charts Don’t work

By Iman Lababedi | November 15, 2017

there is still no end in sight

Spin And Stereogum Are Liars

By Iman Lababedi | August 21, 2017

it has infected the two music websites they bought

Billboard Have To Figure Out What To Do When Song Sales Doesn’t Equal Popularity

By Iman Lababedi | October 3, 2015

If the charts were great, I’d forgive them everything. But they are terrible, they have no meaning. There are 300 Million plus people in the US, if 50,000 people bought your album that is less that 0.25% of the country. But still # 1 on Billboard

Death To The Friday Record Release Day: The Worst Idea Ever

By Iman Lababedi | July 13, 2015

I have no doubt Nielsen will have no problem having the numbers ready by early Monday, Billboard can post their overview (and I can long hand) on Monday and the charts will be posted by Tuesday morning. What is so wrong with that, right? On Monday’s we get new release for the upcoming week, and old sales for the previous week

Billboard Love Music, ALL Music Regardless Of Worth

By Iman Lababedi | July 2, 2015

What is with this institutionalized lying? It is a little on the unseemly side, especially for a website whose job is to give a fair counting of sales. Perhaps, and I’m just saying here, it has something to do with their advertisers here? Why bite the hand that feeds you?

Billboard To Include Song Streams In Ranking System

By Alyson Camus | November 21, 2014

So my question is, will this dethrone Taylor Swift because she has removed her music from Spotify? Bakula thinks it’s simply impossible: ‘No amount of streaming in the world could keep Taylor from No. 1,’ he declared… this girl is definitively way too powerful for my taste.

Album Sales Less Than 4M A Year

By Iman Lababedi | September 3, 2014

In a nation of 317 Million people less than 4 million buy a record album on average, Around 1% of the population, according to Billboard. what does this mean? It means the album is no longer functioning as the music currency of choice.

Morrissey Talks To Billboard and Proves He Still Got It

By Helen Bach | March 2, 2014

“I’m not controversial at all, and whatever I’ve said I meant. Amongst all of the people around me, my views are not special. They are only controversial if your brain is stuck in 1957.”

Music Publication Round Up 2013

By Iman Lababedi | December 27, 2013

Music writing is an instant mix of po-faced beat dissections and ass kissing and usually both, except, in an attempt to prove themselves above the fray, a major publication will dis a major work by a major performer (pace: Pitchfork).

Panic! At The Disco Acoustic Billboard Session Reviewed

By admin | December 19, 2013

“They’re all so tight together and it fits so well, and is clearly extremely rehearsed. It’s so polished and addicting, and the deeper register of Brendon’s voice takes over and when it hits the chorus, the three of them harmonizing is absolutely stunning”