We’ve got two updates this round. The first one: Artist charts got a facelift. The left-hand side filters are now more prominent and easily navigated, making for a friendlier browsing experience.
The second upgrade is something designed specifically for the Beatport community: Beatport charts. Think Artist charts (they’re also conveniently placed next to each other in navigation, btw), but specialized for artists who release music on Beatport.
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Charts are a pretty straightforward tool — the more popular an artist is, the higher they rank. But different sorting is where it gets interesting. Not every artist is consistently successful, or scores hits in one genre alone. Not to mention that each genre is usually a whole story in itself, and its popularity varies wildly from country to country.
We wanted to make this kind of “detailed” discovery and evaluation much easier.
Every artist’s popularity score is individually calculated based on their releases in a specific genre. The artists who chart highest are there because of their merit: they consistently release quality tracks that rank well on Beatport, and riding on a single popular track won’t bring them to the very top.
Similar to Artist charts, you can sort everyone by time, country, and genre. Genres are of course labeled as Beatport defines them.
If you sort by number of released tracks, you can see how many tracks each artist has released on Beatport, and evaluate their performance. For example, an artist who has released 50 tracks and charted with three is objectively doing something better than the artist who put out 1000 tracks but charted only one time.
Tracks on Beatport #100 shows you how many of the artist’s tracks have made it onto Beatport’s Top 100. If you play with sorting a little, you can quickly find interesting details. Here’s a quick one: if you’re looking for recent Canadian Drum and Bass bangers, apply the country and the genre, select the last 3 months, and start exploring.
You’ll also see each Artist’s Beatport rank, Country rank and other details, such as how many days they’ve charted (with all their tracks counted together) and their Track Performance Points.
Track Performance Points is Viberate’s own unique metric for measuring popularity. We calculate it for every single track’s performance on Beatport, taking into account if the track made it onto any Beatport charts, which positions it took there, and for how long it was charting.
The higher the score is, the more consistent the Artist is in their releases, meaning that they’re most likely not “one-hit wonders”, but put effort into releasing quality music and keeping their fanbase engaged to ensure downloads.
Here’s an example for Techno Artists in the past year — UMEK is in the lead, meaning his tracks have continuedly performed well on both Beatport Top 100 and genre-specific charts these past 12 months.
Combine and compare these insights with Days on Beatport #100 Charts to get an even better idea of an Artist’s performance and how long they’ve been putting out music.
If you’re interested in a specific Artist, look for them in the “Take Me to the Artist” search bar on the left.
🔦 Discover breakthrough Artists. Instead of clicking through various sites, have all the data conveniently in one place.
🌡️ Objectively evaluate Artists on your roster or potential new signs. If you work at a label, these stats can work hand-in-hand with your experience and intuition.
🎚️ New way of benchmarking. See if your performance is hitting the goals you’ve set, and compare your stats with other Artists.
📈 Get insights into Beatport genres. See how popular or represented each genre really is, and which Artists are making waves in it.
More updates will be coming by the end of 2020, so be sure to check in regularly. We’ll keep you posted, and we’ll also host a couple of free webinars you can drop by. Let’s get crunching!
Find New Talent and New Insights With Beatport Charts was originally published in Viberate on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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