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ROLLING STONE IN UNCHARTED WATERS

Rolling Stone’s highly touted new charts are said to be delayed—according to one source at a major distributor—and it’s rumored that the Jay Penske-owned publication’s rollout is on hold for now because it failed to secure the necessary data agreements from the DSPs.

RS had announced on 5/8 that its daily Top 100 singles chart and weekly Top 200 albums and Top 500 artists would launch on 5/13; the accompanying hype claimed that these charts would surpass Billboard in transparency. Penke’s media empire also includes Variety and Deadline Hollywood, among other properties.

Is the consumer-facing brand’s struggle here another example of civilians wading into industry waters and quickly getting in over their heads? Stay tuned.

NEAR TRUTHS:
A WORSE MOUSETRAP
Feeling the burn of the Hot 100. (5/29a)
OSEARY ERA ENDS
AT MAVERICK
But don't expect Madge's man to go on "Holiday." (5/29a)
HITS LIST IS ALL WET
Your Top 10 talking points, updated (5/29a)
LADY GAGA DELIVERS
Superstar and her team call an audible. (5/29a)
AIRHEAD: HOW TO WIN THE HOT 100
You just need these six credit cards... (5/29a)
SHORT WEEK
Enjoy being even more confused by the calendar.
BLACK MUSIC MONTH
Celebrating the music that fuels the biz.
INSTACART
Dammit, we said DILL pickles!.
TRUMP SAID WHAT, NOW?
Just wondering if you still give a fuck.
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