Using a patented digital pattern recognition technology, Nielsen BDS captures in excess of 100 million song detections annually on more than 1,400 radio stations in over 130 U.S. markets (including Puerto Rico) and 22 Canadian markets. Nielsen BDS also uses the service to track monitored airplay at satellite radio (XM and Sirius), internet services (like Yahoo! and AOL) and audio networks (like Music Choice and Radio Disney), as well as on TV (12 U.S. music video channels and 9 Canadian video channels).
Since its 1992 debut, BDS has become the standard for the radio and music industry because of its accuracy of detecting, tracking and monitoring songs, thus eliminating the use of reporting and call-outs to trades and record labels when it comes to adding and testing tracks. The method has also helped tracks that only received airplay(songs that are not released as singles) become major hits, especially in Billboard's Hot 100 chart, where several radio-only tracks have reached the top spot.
BDS helps determine the Canadian BDS Airplay Chart, which is published by Jam!.
Nielsen to track XM. (Mobile Briefs).(Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems will track XM Satellite Radio service)(Brief Article)
Jul 07, 2003; WASHINGTON -- XM Satellite Radio said that Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) will begin tracking music played on its radio...
Soundscan co-founder checking out.(Mike Shalett leaves posts at Nielsen Retail Entertainment Information, Nielsen SoundScan, and Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems)(Brief Article)
Jan 31, 2003; Mike Shalett, co-founder of the music sales-data firm Nielsen SoundScan, has retired from his posts as chief executive of parent...