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Music Tectonics

Jun 11, 2020

Charts aren’t just about bragging rights for Stephen Blackwell, Alpha Data president. Charts rank top songs to bring people together, forge chart-topping hits into cultural touchstones, and point the way the culture as a whole is moving. Formerly known as BuzzAngle, Alpha Data analyzes over 50 billion streams from more than 50 DSPs daily to provide insights to the music industry and power Rolling Stone’s authoritative charts. Stephen explains how Alpha Data transforms a trillion data combinations into stack-ranked lists of dissimilar consumption types. Find out why the company shares its methodology openly and transparently, down to the last equation. His years weathering the ups and downs of internet media in leadership roles at Death and Taxes, Spin Media, and Prometheus (when it was home to Billboard and THR), give Stephen insight and wisdom to share with media professionals facing an uncertain future. Why are quarantine listening habits so different? What global listening trends are on the horizon? 

The Music Tectonics podcast goes beneath the surface of the music industry to explore how technology is changing the way business gets done. Visit to learn more, and find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Let us know what you think!