YouTube Introduces 'Music Charts' In India To Track Trending Artists
ReporterRashi - Sep 21, 2019
Google-owned YouTube has launched its music charts in India, displaying India specific lists of trending songs, artists, music videos in one place
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Google-owned YouTube has launched its music charts in India just after the launch of its music streaming service. The most exciting part is that the YouTube charts will display India specific lists of trending songs, artists, music videos in one place. It is also claimed that it will support and promote the local songs and artists. Additionally, after India, these charts are now available in a total of 56 countries across the globe.
"Indian artists have truly gone global. Week to week in 2019, on average 20% of the entries on the Global Top Songs chart have featured Indian artists. Their popularity outside India, is a testimony of YouTube's massive global reach, and the opportunities it offers to artists. It is not only a reflection of the success achieved by artists, but also a way for new talent to be discovered," Pawan Agarwal, Head of Music Partnerships, YouTube, India and South Asia at YouTube said on the occasion.
Moreover, the categories of songs and artists are created by combining all of their official song and official music video used in user-generated content and lyrics video. With YouTube Charts, the subscribers will be able to access the trends of songs and artists in India as follows:
Trending: This section will be updated multiple times a day to provide you the latest trending songs every minute based on the views.
The second section is of Top Songs which shows the most played songs on YouTube, and it will be updated weekly at 12:30 IST on Monday.
The third section is Top Artists which shows the popular and trending artists on YouTube based on the number of views. YouTube will determine who get to be top artists by taking their songs, official music videos, lyric videos, and much more into consideration. It will also be updated at 12:30 IST every Monday
Lastly, you will find Top Music Videos which will highlight the most viewed music videos on YouTube. This section is also based on the number of views and will be updated weekly every Monday.