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Bandsintown + Billboard Touring Indexes Adapt to Chart Livestream Activity

After launching four multi-tiered, transnational touring indexes in 2019, the Bandsintown + Billboard touring indices are adapting to the livestream climate of 2020 by tracking online activity as fans seek out their favorite artists’ digital live performances.

Bandsintown has recorded over 35,000 livestreams by over 12,000 artists since March 25. Now live on Billboard.com, there are three new charts, all based on global online data.

Via the Billboard.com charts menu, one can view rankings for Top Livestream Artists, Rising Livestream Artists, and Buzzing Livestream Artists. These three tiers are broken out by the number of trackers (Bandsintown’s version of a fan, or follower) an artist has on their Bandsintown.com profile.

The Top chart is for artists with 250,001 or more trackers, the Rising chart is for artists with 10,001-250,000 trackers, and the Buzzing chart reviews artists with 10,000 or fewer trackers. The rankings are determined by a blending of event RSVPs and direct-to-platform ‘Watch Live’ clicks.

The July 11-dated charts reflect data for the tracking week of June 26-July 2.

Multi-artist, charity-minded initiatives have been overwhelmingly popular since COVID-19 sent musicians and fans into a global lockdown. Global Citizen held Global Goal: Unite for Our Future – The Concert on June 27, featuring a wide array of A-list acts. The stream achieved millions of streams and encouraged engagement online that dominates the inaugural Bandsintown x Billboard livestream charts.

Coldplay (5.9 million trackers) reigns over the Top Livestream Artists ranking, fueled by a performance of “Paradise” on the Global Citizen event. Further, event performances by Justin Bieber (No. 9), Shakira (No. 11), and Miley Cyrus (No. 23) scatter throughout the chart.

Anti-Flag (231,000 trackers) launches atop the Rising Livestream Artists, following their Quarantine Sucks, Let’s Party digital tour. The punk rockers streamed a series of past concerts between June 26-30 (plus a bonus stream on July 1 for fans who purchased an “All Access” package) via Veeps and added a chat function for band members to interact with fans as they watched.

Finally, the Buzzing Livestream Artists ranking is headed up by Germein (2,893 trackers), fueled by a June 26 performance from the Red Rover Virtual Tour. The show was a make-up performance for their previously announced concert tour that was put on hold due to the pandemic. The Australian sister trio streamed worldwide, powered by Live Nation’s Live From Home platform.

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