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Please note that Monday, May 15 consists of pre-convention meetings, digital service workshops, the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, and the Industry Jam 2. The full program will take place Tuesday, May 16  through Thursday, May 18.  
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Tuesday, May 16 • 2:50pm - 3:05pm
Streaming in the Scandinavian Charts

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The advent of streaming is transforming the process of record chart compilation. In Scandinavia, the early adoption of streaming is leading to a virtual dominance of the retail music market. This streaming dominance is making the capture of music sales through traditional channels (physical, download and mail order) an even greater importance than in the past in order to preserve balance in the charts. It is also essential to capture live sales data from independent retailers who lack in-house automation as well as data from the rapidly re-emerging vinyl market. This session will not only discuss the use of entirely automated systems in several countries to capture both electronic (streaming and download) sales data and actual physical sales, but also describes solutions in employed in the large UK market, as well as in Scandinavia, to ensure that the live sector is properly represented in the official charts.

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David Viewing

Director, Ranger Computers Ltd.
David Viewing is Founder and Managing Director of Ranger Computers Ltd. in Northampton, UK. In 1981, Viewing was the inventor of one of the very first portable computers, the ‘Husky.’ An early application for the Husky was sales data capture in the music business. In 1993, he was approached by the UK chart compilers and was awarded the contract to collect sales data from 1500 record stores. A new company, Ranger, was the result and that contract has now been renewed four more times, currently extending into 2019 and collecting sales data from UK and Irish independent stores. Since 2008, Ranger has developed an entirely new cloud-based chart system... Read More →

Tuesday May 16, 2017 2:50pm - 3:05pm
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