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Chart Beat

By Billboard

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On Billboard's Chart Beat podcast, host Gary Trust, Billboard's co-director of charts, and other members of Billboard's charts department will look at why what's on the charts is on the charts. With upcoming discussions planned with record label executives, radio programmers, songwriters and more, the Chart Beat Podcast will cover the numerous factors that go into making songs and albums Billboard chart hits.

Customer Reviews

Excellent podcast

Thank you Gary for doing this amazing podcast. I enjoyed the first three episodes very much. It was great to have Paul and Fred and hear their stories. I identified with you as well as my passion for music started at the end of 1987, and consider 88 and 89 my favorite years in music.
I wish you much success with the podcast and thank you for putting on iTunes!
Diego F

I love this podcast!!!!!

This podcast is great for anyone who loves music! Gary and Trevor are insightful, intelligent and knowledge about all things charts. If you are a chart nerd like me, this podcast is for you! Thanks for bringing this to us every week - I look forward to it!!!

So interesting

I've long been a fan of the Chart Beat column in Billboard Magazine, so it's no surprise the podcast provides even more of what makes the column so great. I'm especially a big fan of the throwback episodes where charting songs from
10, 15, or 20 years ago are discussed (I hope they consider making this a regular segment). Billboard has really created a stable of stellar podcasts and this is one of the best of the bunch.