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YouTube Views Now Play A Factor In Billboard Charts

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by kideze, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. kideze

    kideze Elite Member

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    YouTube will now play a factor in if a song goes to number 1 or not on the charts. You know whats number 1 right now because of this? You guessed it: HARLEM SHAKE (I do have a major issue with this song being called the Harlem shake since it's actually a legendary dance move)

    Here are some snippets from the article:

    "Harlem Shake," a bass-heavy hip-hop track with no lyrics beyond a few samples, got little mainstream attention when it was released in May as a free download. But this month its popularity exploded on YouTube, as thousands of fans uploaded videos of themselves dancing — some might say simply flailing — along to the song. By last week more than 4,000 videos were going up each day.

    Download sales and Spotify streams of the track also skyrocketed. But the remarkable trajectory of "Harlem Shake" led Billboard to move forward right away on its methodology update, something it had been in discussions with YouTube about for nearly two years, Bill Werde, the magazine's editorial director, said on Wednesday.

    "The notion that a song has to sell in order to be a hit feels a little two or three years ago to me," Mr. Werde said. "The music business today — much to its credit — has started to learn that there are lots of different ways a song can be a hit, and lots of different ways that the business can benefit from it being a hit."

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    Read the rest of the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/21/arts/music/billboard-makes-youtube-part-of-hot-100-formula.html


    This means that a top video can not only be recognize by Youtube but by Billboard. HUGE.
     
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  2. eliasbajen

    eliasbajen Newbie

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    Thats why everyone is cheating views..
    All the big companies
     
  3. kaj103

    kaj103 Newbie

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    Very true.. Same thing happened with gang am style and no one understands the lyrics!
     
  4. abbesnetwork

    abbesnetwork Regular Member

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    I think they will modify again the algorithm very soon ... because a lot of people wants views
     
  5. LakeForest

    LakeForest Supreme Member

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    Using Youtube views as part of the entertainment industry's health metrics can't possibly go wrong, since Youtube has such great control over the validity of views.

    I see only the most perfect and ideal of things happening if this idea gets implemented as a standard.
     
  6. Goncalo

    Goncalo Newbie

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    lol i can c yt views sellers are gonna get even more orders now