Slacker launched its new EQ Score chart system to track the 40 most “engaging” tracks. The Slacker EQ score, a number from one to a hundred, measures hundreds of millions of data points to determine with which tracks listeners really love.
The new scoring system was developed because “the majority of people stream music and old charting methods capture sales or basic streams, which only tell a fraction of a story,” according to Slacker SVP of Content Programming and Strategic Development Jack Isquith.
Contrary to conventional methods of ranking “most popular” tracks, Isquith says, “Slacker EQ provides fans, artists, and labels a real-time understanding of not only what consumers are listening to, but how they’re interacting with music, and how their actions change over time.”
The score chart will be updated every Thursday on blog.slacker.com/EQ.