'THE ORIGINAL HIGH'
Listed below are a few ways in which you can support and make an impact. I hope fans will want to actively support Adam's new music and use these tools to help get his music to chart and listened to beyond the fandom:
BILLBOARD TWITTER REAL-TIME CHARTS
What activity do the Billboard Twitter Real-Time charts measure?
Each of the charts rank the most emergent songs that are being shared on Twitter in the U.S. Here is a link to BB's Twitter charts: Twitter Charts! You can also download the Billboards App on your mobile phone.
How are songs shared and/or mentioned on Twitter?
Song shares are tracked and incorporated into the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts by:
the use of, or the inclusion, of a link to the song via music listening platforms, such as Spotify, Vevo and iTunes.
the use of various track sharing notations, such as the hashtags “#nowplaying” or “#np,” along with song/artist name.
the use of various terms associated with the song and song playing, such as “music,” “song,” “track,” “listen.”
Below are some examples illustrating the types of tweets about Ariana Grande’s “Problem,” which could be counted towards a position on the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts:
This tweet uses the artist’s official Twitter handle, the song name, and a streaming link. It has an excellent chance of counting towards the charts.
This tweet uses the artist’s official Twitter handle and song name, but does not include a streaming link. It has a great chance of counting towards the charts.
Shazam is one of the world’s most popular apps that connects people to the world around them through their mobile device (you can also install on your PC (Guide To Installing Shazam On a PC or Laptop). Their Chart is constantly referenced by the music industry as a true indicator of market interest in new material and a monitor of the hit potential of a track or artist.
How To Use Shazam?
1. Hold your phone towards the audio and tap on the 'Shazam' icon
Within seconds, you’ll know the artist, track and other
2. You will also see options to "buy" (through iTunes, Amazon and
Google Play) and
3. "Share" - Click on the Share Button and icons will appear for
Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Pinterest and Google+. Select
one icon at a time and a box will appear as shown below. All
you have to do is click send.
4. Shazam also gives you the ability to stream full songs.
After you shazam a song you will see a choice of streaming
platforms: Spotify Rdio and Beats Music. Select one to
connect and start streaming the full song.
When Adam's new single drops it will be on media sites, radio sites, You Tube. and VEVO. These are great places to Shazam from. Definitely when Adam Performs on TV! Please be aware that: Shazam counts the number of people Shazaming a song for charting, not the number of times a person Shazams.
STREAMING SERVICES/MUSIC LISTENING PLATFORMS
Streaming is now playing a big part in how songs charts.* The following are some of the most popular listening platforms: Shazam, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Rdio, Rhapsody, Google Play, Youtube, and Beats Music.
Note: 1,500 song streams is equivalent to a single download or an album sale. The new ranking system will also count the sales of 10 separate songs from an album as equivalent to one album sale.
* Streams on ad-supported radio services such as Pandora and Media, Inc. won't count toward the BB album chart. YouTube views will count toward BB Hot 100 Songs Charts, but not Album Chart according to Nielsen (Billboard 200 Chart to Include On-Demand Streaming in Rankings)
1. Look under "New Releases/Music" or search for Adam's new
single when The Original High is released.
2. Make sure when you play/stream Adam's music that they are Online
and not Offline (via your library).
3. Another way to stream on listening platforms is by creating radio
stations. In Spotify you can start one and personalize the station
with the artists you want to listen to:
All done! You can create up to twenty stations at a time.
To skip a track, just click Next.
Here is a link to Adam Lambert Promotion where you can find additional information on Streaming. Also a link that lists the Top 15 Listening platforms for Streaming. It is really helpful in deciding which one(s) to choose for your needs: 15 of the Best Music Streaming Platforms Online Today.
If you are using Rhapsody, they have recently introduced a great feature. When you share a song you are streaming to twitter, you can now click on the a button within the tweet and it will play within twitter. I tested it and this only works when sharing to twitter from your mobile phone (tested it with iPhone). See below to see what the Tweet looks like.
RADIO: Local and Online
Though I am not a radio garu, and am over 29, if Pop Radio stations play Adam's music, I will request when it Hits Their Playlists. Text is my main way of requesting, but will also Tweet and request on Facebook. Locally I will request via phone. I am not going to worry about whether they have some way of big brothering me to find my age, and I am not offering it.
If anyone knows of other tools fans can use to support and get Adam's music out to the public and charting, or have any questions, please comment below.