Wednesday, July 21

Important PopScore & Bonus Credit Update

This week we'd like to bring to your attention some upcoming changes to PopScore and Bonus Play Credits...

First, we will be changing the way Bonus Play Credits are distributed so more artists receive even more bonus credits. Instead of the top 5 receiving 5000 each we now have a top 10 receiving 1000, the smallest bonus is now 100 credits and there is a 250 credits level as well.

Second, we are adjusting the PopScore criteria by increasing the sample size to make it a more meaningful reflection of how well Airplay Artists are resonating with Jango listeners. After six months of analyzing PopScore data (plus a lot of insightful feedback from you) we've learned that basing PopScore on only 50 plays increases its volatility. Starting this week PopScore will be measured on a minimum of 100 paid plays on one song.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yo Jango!

It always bugged me that the PS was treated like a grade based on my performance, so I'm very happy that it's now being treated like what it is: a contest. Will you be doing away with the grading system (percentiles) now that they have nothing to do with anything? Will we instead get our precise ranking, as in: X out of Y (where x=ranked position and y=total # of participating Airplay artists)? Will you publish the rankings, or at least the winning 1000?

Scott said...

So...a popscore of 80 gets 100 credits now? What does 90 get?

Anonymous said...

Well no, a PopScore of 80 doesn't necessarily get you anything. The top 1000 scores get bonus plays, which Jango says means MORE artists will get them. If that's the case, it means the top 20% of PopScoring bands (those scoring 80 and up) account for less than 1000 bands. That places the total number of ranked Airplay artists at less than 5000. But that number changes from week to week -- as long as the total number is less than 5000, the top 20% will continue to win bonus plays

Lisa Marie Gabriel said...

Noticing my popscore has not updated all week although I certainly have suffecient plays allocated. Does this mean we need to select "fast" plays to get any pop score? Just wondering...

Abydos Records said...

@Lisa Marie. Tried that. 839 paid plays just today. Still no PopScore.

Skelley's Dream said...

Go Jango!

Anonymous said...

@Lisa and @Abydos fast pace work for me even tho 1000 paid plays was gone within a week... I was credit with 100 plays with a popscore of 77%. Popscore depends on if the fans love your music. It seems like if its on fast pace then the fans will hear it more.

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry , But the thing about the PS is just taking up space as far as know. It has no useful data ,It is a contest as some one else stated. You chose to play or you ignore it and use this site as a place to build a fan base then, move them to your website.Then you can build your fan base there and really keep in touch with the real fan base.It will all work fine if you just remember that this site is just a tool!

Anonymous said...

I find this a bit self defeating. I've been on Jango since the beginning of June. I've never had a pop score under 82. I've received 50 bonus plays every week that I've been on this and found that to be kind of cool. In fact, last week it was at 92% before dropping back to 88% and then overnight it vanished completely. Now I find that I need 100 paid plays on one song to qualify for a pop score. Well, I have 6 songs in rotation right now. I had 461 paid plays last week. One song alone had 95.In fact all 6 had more than 50. Gee, not quite good enough. It seems that my paid plays are divided up among the songs that I have in rotation. So my question is, what is my incentive to put up songs? If I had only one or two songs at the most, I'd have a better chance at a higher score and more bonus plays. Now, those 461 plays have been divided up among 6 songs. Maybe what I should do is redistribute the credits to the two highest rated songs and let the others just swing in the breeze.

Anonymous said...

In response to Swinging-in-the-Breeze (above):

Jango's PopScore incentivizes artists to do just what you say: spin your "best-performing" couple o' tracks. Moreover, it rewards artists with the fewest spins: in addition to a statistical edge, the amount of influence you have over your own PopScore goes up as your number of paid plays goes down. This seems paradoxical and disingenuous of Jango, but in the end maybe it all shakes out for the best. The PopScore encourages Airplay artists to find & focus on their most popular stuff. And low scores discourage artists who can't match their music with a market to, if nothing else, play it less. Don't forget, there are PEOPLE on the other end of this setup and pleasing those people pleases advertisers....and so forth in the same old circle. Let's not forget that so far Jango appears to be trying to please us, too.

In short, the PopScore encourages a kind of self-censorship. It's like life, only shallower. Beyond cynical, it's objective to remind ourselves: It's a popularity contest...don't you want to be popular?

K. Parker

Fabiano said...

Only a question , Please .

At what Day of week are accredited BONUS PLAY

regularly ?