It's just measuring the most streamed songs on streaming services (I can't think of another one besides Spotify). This is a useful indicator of popular songs because the music climate has changed very much so that there is a distinct demographic of people who listen to all their music like this without buying anything, and it's completely legal so there's no reason people wouldn't. This gives insight into songs that are definitely popular, but not in the isolated demographic of people who buy music.
Like me! I don't buy music, but I use Spotify and stream music off Youtube. Many of my friends have stopped illegally downloading to use Spotify too. For me, I do not have a salary I can control so this is the only way for me to listen to music and thankfully it is legal too. There are plenty of people in my situation, possibly even more than those that actually buy music. Last edited:
I stream on MOG because it is unmetered on my BigPond plan. BigPond isn't unlimited (or very generous really) so this arrangement suits me best. You try to get the best of what you can when living away from the big cities. MOG's chart doesn't seem to be updated regularly, but this is the current Top 5: 1) What You've Done To Me 2) Die Young 3) Don't You Worry Child 4) Gangnam Style 5) Live While We're Young Even One More Night is still up there at #10, and Brokenhearted #22
To be honest, I think streaming could be the future of music, with streaming services being the new iTunes maybe in 5 years or so. I think there will be more streaming services in the future, creating a competitive market for music streaming, which could jepoardise the music sales industry. Hope it doesn't happen, but it's just an observation/prediction. Last edited:
ARIA is pleased to announce the launch of the ARIA Streaming Tracks Chart, based on the chart week beginning Friday 30th November and ending Thursday 6th December. The inaugural number one position has been claimed by ‘Thrift Shop’ from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz, mirroring their chart-topping feat on the ARIA Singles Chart for a second consecutive week.
The ARIA Streaming Tracks Chart reflects track streams across music streaming providers Spotify, JB Hi-Fi Now and Samsung Music Hub during the ARIA Charts week, which stretches from Friday to Thursday weekly. Further music streaming providers will be incorporated into the Chart in the coming months. The Streaming Tracks Chart will be available from 6pm each Sunday at ariacharts.com.au.
“The introduction of a number of music streaming services into the local market over the past year has provided Australian music fans with access to great music through a legitimate platform, that also ensures artists, writers and labels are rewarded for their creative work. The Streaming Tracks Chart is an exciting addition to the ARIA Charts family and a genuine reflection of the ever-expanding digital music landscape in Australia,” said Denis Handlin AM, ARIA Chairman & CEO of Sony Music Entertainment Australia & New Zealand and President, Asia.
Current MOG Top 10: #1 Just Give Me A Reason; #2 Harlem Shake; #3 Same Love; #4 Scream & Shout; #5 Impossible #6 Troublemaker; #7 Lanterns; #8 Feel The Moment; #9 I Love It; #10 Beneath Your Beautiful still around: #14 Die Young; #16 Surrender; #25 One More Night
I checked all of the streaming services listed as contributing to the ARIA streaming chart (except rara.com, since there's no free option) and Nick Voss doesn't have music available on any of them except Spotify and he's not on their chart.
I suspect the problem is that ARIA is counting total streams & not unique streams (as opposed to Spotify who I tend to believe do the latter). Adding to that, the two Vossy songs that have infiltrated the chart, are both very, very short.
If you look at the profiles of the 'people' commenting here http://www.last.fm/music/Nick+Voss as well as the general stats, it becomes clear that someone's up to something.
I find this more a point of amusement at this point (and I wouldn't be surprised to see U R The One plummet next week), but at the same time, I hope ARIA do some auditing because as much as I love this chart, it's hard to take it seriously in light of these events.
That makes sense. I assumed it was botting, but I didn't think of ARIA counting their charts differently to Spotify. Even a rudimentary audit would reveal this prank - I mean, just listen to the "song". I wonder if I have time to get a good song to the top of the charts before they start checking...
I don't want to listen to it again because I'll be helping it in the chart ha! I do wonder if it is possible though to get something worth listening in, because if you assume that they've been nursing two tracks into the chart, and the latter slipped out of the chart because the former rose, they must only barely be able to get it over the line despite already being very short, so it must be tough to fit all those streams in.
From what I've noticed, despite this supposedly different methodology, the Streaming chart bears great resemblance to the Spotify chart, with the main difference being that chart runs find themselves in different places due to different cut offs (of which I have no idea what either go by?), and the Streaming chart is slightly more pop oriented than Spotify. Last edited: