What do the different acronyms mean?
- TEA = Track Equivalent Albums
- SEA = Streaming Equivalent Albums
- SES = Stream Equivalent Songs
- LP = Last Period
- Last chart week
- TP = This Period
- This chart week
- Sales & Consumption Chart Week = Friday → Thursday
- Weekly data will be... “Week Ending [Thursday date]”
- YTD = Year to Date
- ATD = Activity to Date
- Genre vs Core Genre:
- Core Genre is 1:1 - each song has 1 core genre in our systems
- Genre is a Billboard classification - a song can have multiple genres to chart in multiple areas (example: Taylor Swift charts on both Pop and Country charts, so she has two genres assigned)
- Airplay Chart Week = Monday → Sunday
- Daily Data = always two days behind
- RTD = Release to Date (used in sales chart)
- WTD TP = Week to Date This Period
- Current music = less than 18 months since release date
- Catalog music = more than 18 months since release date
- ISRC = International Standard Recording Code (the unique identifier assigned to a recording)
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 the difference between station-based airplay charts and genre-based airplay charts?
Most of the Billboard airplay charts are "station-based". Stations qualify for the chart based on the type of music they play, the percentage of Current songs being played, and their ratings. On station-based charts, all songs being played by the ...
How does BDS decide which airplay formats a station is included in?
Definitions of BDS Airplay Formats AA - Triple A - Billboard chart format - Adult leaning rock stations that generally have a softer musical lean and a broader musical posture than Mainstream Rock stations. More often characterized by ...
What does Going For Adds mean?
When a radio station reports a song as an "Add" that means they have made a commitment to give that song airplay. MRC clients who are promoting songs to radio can list their songs as "Going For Adds". Radio stations then receive a weekly email ...
What do the terms Current, Recurrent, and Gold mean?
BDS identifies Current, Recurrent and Gold (CRG) titles in reports. This provides quick insights into playlists. CRG categorization is subjective and each radio station Program Director has his/her own rules for defining CRG. BDS applies its rules ...