Wednesday, November 4

NEW! Song-Level PopScore!

What Is Popscore?
PopScore is not a chart position but a measure of how listeners interact with your songs, based on likes, dislikes and more. Starting Week 45 of 2015 individual songs will receive Song-Level PopScores. Any song that qualifies will receive an individual Daily score plus a published Weekly Score and possible Weekly Play Credit Awards.

When does a PopScore week being and end?
A PopScore Week starts on Monday 12:00am ET and ends Sunday 11:59pm ET.

How do I become eligible to receive PopScore?
Free accounts are not eligible to receive PopScore. Only bands subscribed to (any) monthly package are eligible to receive PopScore and any awarded plays associated with the PopScore(s). To subscribe to a monthly package, please make a purchase from the PLAY CREDITS>BUY CREDITS page. 

How can my song receive a Song-Level PopScore?
Once subscribed to monthly package, your individual song must have accumulated at least 100 paid plays within the PopScore week. (e.g use 100 play credits with standard targeting or 200 play credits with premium targeting).

What is a Daily PopScore?
A song will first receive a Daily PopScore. This occurs when the individual song has accumulated at least 100 Paid Plays. Once that threshold has been hit, we release a Daily PopScore to you for the song. The score is based upon any song likes and dislikes accumulated within the paid plays. Note: 100 Paid plays is the threshold to begin receiving Daily Song-Level PopScore for an individual song. The more plays you accumulate the more chances for ratings and a more stabilized PopScores.

What is a Weekly PopScore?
An individual song's Weekly PopScore will publish on Monday afternoon (or the first business day of the week). It is the overall score given to a song based upon Daily Scores from the most recently completed PopScore week and incorporating the average of all participating artists using Radio Airplay who've also earned Weekly Song-Level PopScore for the week.

What is the range of scores and how many Play Credit Rewards can I expect?
Scores range from 1-100 with 100 being the highest. We award play credits accordingly:

Score:  Play Credit Reward
100 (Top 10):  1000 play credits
90-99:  250 play credits
80-89:  100 play credits
50-79:  50 play credits

How many songs can receive Play Credit Rewards?
If your account is eligible to receive Play Credit Awards, as many songs that qualify based on the scores above, will be as many that will receive play credit awards. The more qualifying songs you have, the more Play Credit Rewards you receive!

What happened to Artist-Level PopScore?
Artist-Level PopScore is now replaced by individual Song-Level PopScores. Song-Level scores were previously a part of the super secret formula that created your overall weekly Artist-Level score. No More Mystery. If you received an Artist Level PopScore between Week 44 2015 to Week 1 2012, you can you can easily access a history of these scores from the PopScore page, under the Reports menu.

Where can I see my PopScores? 
Song-Level PopScores are available from Dashboard page under the Home menu.

This Week: Displays the total number of songs that currently have a Daily Song-Level PopScore.

If Pending* displays this means that no individual song has yet to reach at least 100 paid plays in the current PopScore week. Once any of one song receives 100 paid plays, your PopScore will activate, and Your Account section here will update with this information.

Last Week: Displays the total number of songs that received a Weekly PopScore as well as the total number of Play Credits Rewards received for the most recently complete PopScore week.

Your PopScores can now also be viewed from the new PopScore page located under the Reports menu. From this new page you can utilize the drop-down menu on the right to choose:

a) Daily PopScores
b) All Songs
c) Artist Level (archived)
d) Individual Song Title

Daily PopScores view displays any individual song that currently has received a Daily PopScore for the current week

All Songs view displays weekly a history of finalized Song-Level PopScores and total Play Credit Rewards received. Using the drop-down to the left you will be able to choose any PopScore week starting from Week 45 2015. Note that the image below shows week 44 only for example purposes.

Artist Level (archived) view will display a yearly history of any Artist Level PopScores and Play Credit Rewards received. Using the drop-down to the left you will be able to choose a year based upon when your first Artist Level PopScore record was.

Individual Song Title view will display a yearly history of all Song-Level PopScores and total Play Credit Rewards received for the individual song. Song-Level history begins at Week 45 2015.

What can Song-Level PopScore do for me?
Now that you are able to see the individual weekly performance of any individual song it's time to find your #1 Hit! We hope you choose to gain as many song insights as possible. Experiment week to week with different songs or different artist targets. There are endless possibilities for an artist to utilize this new system in order to better understand how their listeners are receiving and rating each of their uploaded compositions. Furthermore, you now have an opportunity to receive
Play Credits Awards for any qualifying song! More play credits = More exposure on internet radio!

Features to keep in mind:

Song-Level Targeting: Create different sets of targets for each song! Unique sets of artist targets per song can work in your favor to maximize positive ratings and increase Song-Level. PopScore You can access and utilize this feature, from the Campaign Settings menu choose the Song-Level Targeting page. Click here to read more about the feature here:

Premium Targeting: Premium Targeting allows you to target specific groups of people. By targeting your plays to people in certain states or countries, age groups or gender, you make sure that your songs are only played to people that correspond to your selected targets. If you know what target audience you perform well with, Premium Targeting may help you achieve a higher PopScore. Premium Targeting is available under your Campaign Settings menu.

Overall Presentation and Music: This can be anything from high quality mastering of your tracks to a great press shot or album cover. When we ask listeners to rate your music we tell them not only your band name but we also show your default picture. Being visually interesting and sounding great always helps. Your music is obviously of great importance. Some of us Radio Airplay support members in bands in our spare time, so we certainly know that writing music is hard and writing music that people respond to is even harder!

You know this, music is an art not a science, and while there is some science at work within the Radio Airplay PopScore a lot of it has to do with subjective tastes of the millions of listeners on So how do you write a #1 Hit? Perhaps by never giving up.