How is the Score generated in the BDSradio Song Research Dashboard?
For users who have access to Song Research Dashboard as part of their BDSradio affiliation
- In BDSradio go to Stations / Research Dashboard
- The Song Research Dashboard allows you to see airplay from your station, your competitor, your market and nationally side-by-side with streaming, sales, and your personalized song research. The Dashboard takes each of those elements and calculates a final Score for each song on the report.
- For each column the song with the highest Rank or Score gets 100 points. The song with the lowest Rank or Score in the column gets 0 points. So as an example, if there were only five songs on your report, in each column the song with the highest Rank or Score would get 100 points, the song with the 2nd highest Rank or Score would get 75 points, the 3rd highest would get 50 points, the 4th highest would get 25 points and the lowest Rank or Score would get 0 points.
- Some Song Research like "Burn" or "Tired" represent situations where a higher value is worse. And in a Rank column, a lower number is better. The Research Dashboard takes all of that into consideration when assigning points.
- Click on the pull-down in the column header to weight each column. You can weight a column from 0 to 200%. So for example if you want to give more importance to national airplay and less importance to airplay on your competitor you can weight those columns accordingly. Any weights you set will be saved.
Some radio groups set the weights at the corporate level and they are not adjustable by individual users
- If a column does not have a value for a song, that column is considered null for that song.
- To calculate the final Score, points for each song are added up, and the songs are ranked by points. Once again, the song with the most points gets a final Score of 100 and the song with the lowest number of points gets a final Score of 0.
- Changing any of the parameters of your report will change the Scores because you are now looking at a new set of songs.
To see the actual points assigned to each song for each column, hover over the song title
I want to compare airplay, streaming and sales between markets.
In BDSradio to compare airplay, streaming and sales between markets, click on a song title or artist name from any report or go to Songs / Song View to look up a song or artist. Click on the "Markets DMA" tab. Airplay, streaming and sales is ...
Within BDSradio where can I find information about music sales?
Music sales include paid digital downloads of albums and tracks as well as online and in-store purchases of CDs and vinyl records. In BDSradio go to Songs/Sales to see the following weekly sales charts: National Album Sales Album Sales by Market ...
How can I find out where a song peaked on the airplay charts?
In BDSradio many reports have a "Peak Chart Rank" column. Hover over the number in that column to see all of the Billboard airplay charts that a song has appeared on with "Peak Rank" and the "Peak Rank Date". "Peak Rank Date" shows the Sunday end ...
When is data updated in BDSradio?
Airplay data is updated in BDSradio every day through yesterday. Today's airplay data is available by going to "Stations/Realtime". Sales data is updated in BDSradio every Monday for the previous Friday-Thursday. This Week (or TW) Streaming data is ...
What is BDSradio?
BDSradio is the single resource for streaming, sales and airplay data at the U.S. and Canada national and local-market levels, delivering a complete overview of music consumption.