3FM’s Serious Talent Chart — Let Social Media Be the Judge

3Fm's Serious Talent Chart

A few weeks a week ago, a Dutch radio station (3FM) launched a new chart, called the Serious Talent Chart.

What is rather unique about this chart is that it ranks talent based only on social media coverage including Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, Hyves and Last.fm and it does not only support things such as sales or airplay.

What they do is simple: They track things such as how many times a video has been played on YouTube or how many comments or friends a band has using technology from Tribe Monitor, a webservice of the Dutch New Music Labs.

For many starting artists and bands, the internet is a great starting point of their careers. The Serious Talent Chart is the perfect place for them to do so!

For more information, you can read the translated post about this chart here.

Otherwise, I would like to pick your brains by asking you some questions: What you think of this idea? Do you think it will work? And what problems do you think it will face in the future?

Looking forward to your comments and insights down below…

Comments and Reactions

  • Cool post and cool idea.

    I wonder, how many of the non-repeatedly played radio songs would actually be talked about on Twitter and Facebook in a given week and make it on this chart. I mean people are influenced by radio, then go online. Are the results influenced that way?

    I don't know how the search criteria is built, so can't really check, but from a quick Top 100 at Billboard.com, they seem different. What do you think?

  • In general, I think all ratings might be a little bit hard to track. However, I think it's more fair since it takes into account all those who use social media which means: a greater number of voters.

  • wouldn't that mean that Justin Beiber will be taking the number 1 to 10 slots over here ? Ouch!

  • Let's hope not!

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