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Billboard Radio Monitor is a weekly music trade publication that follows the radio industry and tracks the monitoring of current songs by format, station and audience cumes. The magazine is a spinoff of Billboard magazine and mostly available through subscription to people who work in the radio industry and music chart enthusiasts. Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...

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History

Prior to 1993, the radio stations playlists and radio music charts were featured in Billboard. But with the addition of monitored airplay from Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems in 1990 and the fragmentation of music formats, the need for a magazine that would focus on one format would come to the forefront. That move resulted in the spinoff of Airplay Monitor, a publication that would the monitor songs or tracks being played on radio station by the number of spins, which in turn are added and tabulated to the corresponding chart the station report to. The charts and the number of spins featured on the chart are also used to factor in the main Billboard Hot 100 chart, as well as the Hot 100 Airplay, Pop 100, Pop 100 Airplay, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and Hot Country Singles & Tracks music charts. 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, better known as BDS, is a service that tracks monitored radio, television and internet airplay of songs based on the number of spins and detections. ... This article is about the year. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The Hot 100 Airplay is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... The Pop 100 Chart is a newly created chart featured on Billboard in America. ... The Pop 100 Airplay Chart is one of the three component charts, along with the Hot 100 Singles Sales Chart & Hot Digital Songs, that determine the chart positions of singles on the Pop 100 . ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... Hot Country Singles & Tracks is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ...


Airplay Monitor (1993-2003)

At the start of Airplay Monitor's first issue on January 10, 1993, the publication was available in four editions, which would last until 2001, when they were consolidated into one publication as Airplay Monitor: January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...

  • Top 40 Airplay Monitor
    • Mainstream Top 40
    • Rhythmic Top 40 (originally Top 40 Rhythm-Crossover from 1993 to 1997)
    • Crossover (1997-2002)
    • Adult Contemporary
    • Adult Top 40
    • Modern Adult (1997-2002)
  • R&B Airplay Monitor
    • Mainstream R&B
    • Adult R&B
    • Rap (based on playlists from both Rhythmic Top 40 and Mainstream R&B reporters)
  • Rock Airplay Monitor
    • Active Rock
    • Heritage Rock
    • Mainstream Rock (combined playlists from Active and Heritage Rock)
    • Modern Rock
    • Triple-A
  • Country Airplay Monitor
    • Country Tracks (based on airplay)

Billboard Radio Monitor (2003-present)

On January 6, 2003, just ten years after its debut, Billboard renamed the publication Billboard Radio Monitor. The change was to reflect to growing landscape of the radio industry as it began to incorporate more articles involving programmers, markets, formats and artists into the magazine. They have also expanded the number of formats as well and in 2004 became the first music trade to include satellite and audio networks in its reporting panels. January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The monitored radio panels are:

  • Mainstream Top 40
  • Rhythmic Top 40
  • Dance airplay
  • Adult Top 40
  • Adult Contemporary
  • R&B/Hip-Hop airplay
  • Adult R&B airplay
  • Rap airplay
  • Country airplay
  • Modern Rock airplay
  • Active Rock airplay
  • Heritage Rock airplay
  • Triple-A airplay
  • Smooth Jazz airplay
  • Contemporary Christian airplay
  • Christian AC airplay
  • Gospel airplay
  • Latin Rhythm airplay
  • Latin Pop airplay
  • Regional Mexican airplay
  • Tropical/Salsa airplay

Hot Dance Airplay is a monitored dance music radio chart that is featured weekly in both Billboard Magazine and its sister publication Billboard Radio Monitor. ... The Billboard Radio Monitor Adult Contemporary radio panel is a list of Adult Contemporary stations that are monitored by BDS Nielsen Data Systems. ...

See also

Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...

External link

  • Billboard Radio Monitor website

 
 

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