Charting Education: Streaming
Streaming data is tracked from Friday to Thursday.
All streaming platforms have their own rules for counting streams. Be sure you know the differences.
As described by Billboard, here are the streaming platforms that will count for charting:
- Amazon Music
- Apple Music
- Facebook (official artist videos)
- Live X One (formerly Live x Live)
- Sonos Radio
Premium or paid subscriptions (e.g. Spotify Premium, Apple Music, Amazon Music Unlimited) weigh more than free streaming services (like YouTube, SoundCloud, Pandora) on the Billboard 200 Album chart and Hot 100 singles chart.
It is more efficient to stream with paid services.