Songs On The Move
Chart Explanation 5/28/18
This week's Top 9 are essentially the same as last week, which shows a strong sense of consistency. Cory Asbury leapfrogs Zach Williams, with an incredible last surge of Heavy airplay that propels it back to the top. While Zach is in red this week, don't let that make you believe it has begun the downward trend, as it has not. The other songs showing momentum are Who You Say I Am from Hillsong Worship and for King & Country with Joy. While Hillsong shows strong streaming and sales, FK&C top the CCM list, matching and in many cases selling more than NF, Ariana Grande and artists at mainstream pop. Notable Debut is Ryan Stevenson, "No Matter What," with Bart Millard, whose airplay at K-Love shows strong early connectivity, resulting in sales. Keep your eyes and ears on this one.
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