How Music Charts

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Longform episode! Digging into the music charts Gender Gap with data scientist Josh @chartmetric #musicindustry #business #data #nerdout #analysis

Show Notes

  • Highlights
    • Digging into the music charts Gender Gap with data scientist Joshua Hayes
  • Mission
    • Good morning, it’s Jason here at Chartmetric with your 3-minute Data Dump where we usually upload charts, artists and playlists into your brain so you can stay up on the latest in the music data world.
  • Date
    • This is your Data Dump for Friday April 19th 2019.
  • Gender Gap article
    • Today, we’re going to do something a little more in-depth.
    • A few days ago, Chartmetric released a blog article about the gender gap in the music charts, to include Billboard, Spotify and Apple Music charts and also across country boundaries and genres.
    • Check it out, article link is the show notes.
    • But first, let me introduce the author of the piece, data scientist and newest team member of Chartmetric, Josh Hayes.
    • Josh is a Data Science Doctoral Fellow, Sociology PhD from UC Davis with additional degrees at Stanford and Michigan State, and is neck deep in data science projects.
    • Gist of the article
    • The converging of Spotify, Apple Music and Billboard
    • Chartmetric Score - connection to revenue
    • Super high/low female track, baseline male track dynamic
    • Post-Grande era
    • Genres
      • Pop
      • Latin
      • Hip-Hop
      • Country
      • All Genres
  • Outro
    • That’s it for your Daily Data Dump for Friday April 19th 2019. This is Jason from Chartmetric.
    • Free accounts are at
    • And article links and show notes are at a new website:
    • Happy Friday, have a lovely weekend! 

What is How Music Charts?

How Music Charts is the second season of Chartmetric's music industry + data podcast!

Season 1: "Your Music Data Dump" was 107 episodes of 3-minute, current event-focused episodes involving music data.
Season 2: "How Music Charts" is long-form & interview-driven with music industry guests focused on music & data today.

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