Sound index

Varun Bhagwan, Tyrone Grandison, Daniel Gruhl
2009 Communications of the ACM  
How MUsiC CHarts are created has remained relatively the same for the past 50 years despite dramatic shifts in the industry's underlying business, technological, market, and cultural assumptions. The charts, which are generated and published periodically, are based largely on retail sales and radio-listener statistics. However, one of the most significant demographics for the industry-the teen market-has notably altered its new-music-consumption behavior due to the recent availability of online
more » ... content and digital downloads. This phenomenon is recognized by chart creators eager to incorporate these observations into corporate marketing strategies in order to stay relevant to the younger generation and generate sales. The Sound Index system demonstrates a new way to measure popularity in the world of music by
doi:10.1145/1562164.1562185 fatcat:2ptm3iuivjej3moug7kscxesmm