Mentions are the new way to monitor online publications, websites, and online discussions on Soundcharts, bringing you a complete overview of an artist’s digital footprint. Here’s how it works:
First, we scan the web for all mentions of the artist’s name. Our tracking system is based on keyword recognition, so it’s not entirely accurate for artists with generic names like “The Doors” or “Tool”.
Whenever our system detects a new webpage featuring the artist’s name, it creates a record for it and then collects additional data to put it in perspective, including:
- Domain rank, indicating the source’s authority,
- Source Country,
- Source Type (News, Blogs, Music Magazines, Discussion, and so on)
To focus on what matters most, you can also filter mentions by category:
- Music Sources: websites that we’ve recognized as music outlets
- Verified Sources: websites that we’ve recognized as online media (including Music Sources)
- Unverified Sources: all other websites
We’re still testing things out down at the Soundcharts lab, so Mentions can be a bit rough around the edges. Nonetheless, we think there’s a lot of value for our customers — and we need your help to make it better. Let us know what you think about it, how you use it, and how we can improve it. We appreciate your feedback.