BuzzAngle Music

Alpha Data (formerly, but commonly known as BuzzAngle Music)[1] is a music analytics firm which provides statistics for the music industry, including record sales and music streaming.[2] BuzzAngle partners with Rolling Stone to provide information for the magazine's music charts.[3]

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BuzzAngle was founded in 2013 by Border City Media.[4] It uses big data collected from platforms used by people to listen to music. The website shows total music consumption including album sales, song sales, streaming history, and social media analytics.[4] The data it collects comes from retailers, record stores, radio stations, and music venues. In 2018, BuzzAngle received an investment from Penske Media Corporation, the parent company of Rolling Stone.[5] The following year it announced its partnership with Rolling Stone to provide data for the magazine's music charts.[6]


  1. Iasimone, Ashley (11 May 2019). "Rolling Stone Music Charts' Public Launch Date Delayed". Billboard. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  2. Hatschek, Keith; Wells, Veronica A. (2018). Historical Dictionary of the American Music Industry. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9781538111444. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  3. Christman, Ed (7 May 2019). "Rolling Stone Magazine to Launch Music Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  4. Rolston, Clyde; Macy, Amy; Hutchinson, Tom; Allen, Paul (2015). Record Label Marketing: How Music Companies Brand and Market Artists in the Digital Era. CRC Press. ISBN 9781134705481. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  5. Sisario, Ben (31 July 2018). "After Top Executive Leaves, Billboard Confronts Its Internal Culture". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  6. Rossignol, Derrick (7 May 2019). "'Rolling Stone' Is Launching Its Own Charts To Compete With 'Billboard,' Including A Daily Singles Chart". UPROXX. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
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