Songs On The Move
Chart Explanation 4/9/18
Cory Asbury gains 14 points to rebound to #2 this week, while Hillsong United keeps moving the total points towards 60 with their increase of 10, sending them to the top this week. Notice, while United and Cory are #1 and #2, they are essentially tied in points.
TobyMac gains points but loses positioning, so it is important to note that while the Moneyball chart is based on MOMENTUM, sometimes it does a title wrong. like it would this week to say Toby has lost any. It has not.
Jordan Feliz continues to quietly, methodically, move closer to the Top 5, with another nice gain this week.
Another song to note is Freedom Hymn from Austin French, showing that its time on the air is producing research at the stations playing the track. French climbs 7 spots to join Casting Crowns and Chris Tomlin in overall points. I would say that is good company.
Danny Gokey and Hawk Nelson see great gains in traction this week, and strong moves forward which should continue as the rest of the songs above, maintain their fall.
NeedToBreathe makes a return to the chart this week, and Elevation Worship’s “Do It Again,” which has been strong on the local Moneyball Charts, debuts this week on the National Chart.
The Moneyball Chart Methodology
Instead of one chart that focuses specifically on airplay, the Moneyball Chart combines airplay with sales, streaming and research for the purpose of finding the Momentum in Music, which is most times the differentiator on songs that stall and the ones that continue to chug along.
The Moneyball Chart is created based on a points system, where each column of information can add a maximum of up to 10 points for that column, with the points from each column adding to the overall totals.
The Moneyball Chart is an indicator of songs that are working; songs that are bearing fruit and therefore the Moneyball Chart, may have drastic differences from the charts you have become accustom to, revealing some artists and titles in a higher position much earlier than they show up on the airplay charts, and also, often songs that have moved to recurrent on most of our playlists continue to show fruit indicating that we may have retired those titles too early.
The Moneyball system works Nationally, or locally, so if you are interested in seeing what this information looks like specific to your station, specific to your market and your competitive situation, let us create a custom sample for your station specifically. Email Rob Wagman StraightPathMandE@gmail.com