The David Archuleta Pledge

David’s official page has his “Hotline” number up with a widget. Now, you too, can listen to the messages.

LAST DAY TO VOTE FOR DAVID ARCHULETA IN THE TEEN CHOICE AWARDS. We can’t wait to see him be a presenter on the Teen Choice Awards, so tune in to your local station and watch him WIN!!

The David Archuleta Pledge

We as fans, pledge to buy at least one or more copies of David Archuleta’s song on 08/12/08. We will not settle for a less than the best. We the fans are dedicated to promoting David to number one on the ‘Billboard Charts’

We come together as a fanbase and unite by signing this
Pledge:

We promise to David that we will purchase a full authorized copy of his first single ‘Crush’

The song is set to be released September 2nd, according to leading music sites

Getting to number one on the Bill Board charts is a multi-layered process.

Here is a great site to locate Radio Stations

Methodology of its charts
Currently, Billboard utilizes a system called Nielsen Soundscan to track sales of singles, albums, videos and DVDs. Essentially, it’s a system that registers sales when the product is purchased at the cash register of SoundScan-enabled stores. Billboard also uses a system called Broadcast Data Systems, or BDS, which they own as a subsidiary, to track radio airplay. Each song has a musical “fingerprint” which, when played on a radio station that is contracted to use BDS, is detected. These detections are added up every week among all radio stations to determine airplay points. Arbitron statistics are also factored in to give “weight” to airplay based on audience size and time-of-day.

Each of Billboard’s charts use this basic formula. What separates the charts is what stations or stores each chart uses – each musical genre having a core audience or retail group. Each genre’s department at Billboard is headed up by a chart manager, who makes these determinations.

For many years, a song had to be commercially available as a single to be considered for any of Billboard’s charts. At the time, instead of using SoundScan or BDS, Billboard obtained its data from manual reports filled out by radio stations and stores. In 1990, the country singles chart was the first chart to use SoundScan and BDS. They were followed by the Hot 100 and the R&B chart in 1991. Today, all of Billboard’s charts use this technology.

Before September 1995, singles were allowed to chart in the week they first went on sale based on airplay points alone. The policy was changed in September 1995 to only allow a single to debut after a full week of sales on combined sales and airplay points. This allowed several tracks to debut at number one.

In December 1998, the policy was further modified to allow tracks to chart on the basis of airplay alone without a commercial release. This change was made to reflect the changing realities of the music business. Previous to this, several substantial radio and MTV hits had not appeared on the Billboard chart at all, because companies chose not to release them as standalone singles, in hopes that their unavailability would spur greater album sales. Not offering a popular song to the public as a single was unheard of before the 1970s. Among the many pre-1999 songs that had ended up in this Hot 100 limbo were Nirvana’s “All Apologies”, the Cardigans’ “Lovefool”, Smash Mouth’s “Walking on the Sun”, OMC’s “How Bizarre”, Harvey Danger’s, as well as numerous Green Day, Live, Offspring, No Doubt, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mariah Carey, Alanis Morissette and Foo Fighters tracks.

Starting in 2005, Billboard changed its methodology to allow paid digital downloads from digital music stores such as iTunes to chart with or without the help of radio airplay.

Here is an article by Orlando, General Manager of FHR Radio, about settling for an illegal copy
of Crush

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~ by archuletamusic on August 2, 2008.

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