Do my sales get reported to the RS Charts?

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Yes! - Single can report sales to Alpha Data (formerly BuzzAngle) to appear on the RS Charts.

Digital Releases powered by Single are automatically reported and included in our per-track pricing.

Physical Release reporting is an optional subscription and requires tagging physical records in your inventory.

Brief Overview of RS Chart Rules

  • Albums priced below $3.75 in the first month will not count towards that week's charts
  • Tracks sold for less than $.49 in the first three months of release will not count toward the chart
  • Unlike Nielsen SoundScan & the Billboard charts, various formats are weighted differently in the charts. Each Album Unit total is calculated as follows:

"(Digital Standard Album Sales*1.0) + (Digital Deluxe Album Sales*1.3) + (CD Standard Album Sales*1.0) + (CD Deluxe Album Sales*1.3) + (Vinyl Standard Album Sales*2.0) + (Vinyl Deluxe Album Sales*2.5) + (Cassette Album Sales*1.0) + (Digital Song Sales/10) + (On-Demand Audio Subscription Streams/1,200) + (On-Demand Audio Ad-Supported Streams)/3,600)"

  • "A deluxe version may precede that of the standard release by three months (12 weeks). In these cases, the label or distributor will notify Alpha Data in advance that the later version will be this title’s standard version. However, if a shorter version of that first release releases more than 12 weeks later, it will be treated as a separate album."
  • "If two or more separate unique albums are sold together in a single package, those sales will be tracked as a unique listing, separate from those of the individual titles."

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