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Billboard/Nielsen Streaming Announcement

Any edited versions of a song (preview, truncated, looped) which appears at any point on a verified/official artist page or channel or the song’s distribution label’s verified/official page or channel will not have its streams from that specific service contribute to the Billboard charts.

A radio-serviced edit of a track would be considered a full-length version, as would most remixes in line with those that have historically been put up for sale or merged for charting purposes.

Any other altered versions – regardless of channel placement or origin – will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

About A2IM:
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.

Learn more about A2IM here.
For information about how to join our community, see here.