Apple Music unveils City Charts

The charts are among other new features unveiled

Apple Music has unveiled City Charts, becoming one of the first streaming platforms to spotlight the music making waves in over 100 cities around the world. While standard charts rank music based simply on number of plays, Apple Music’s City Charts combine plays and additional signs of local popularity to rank the top 25 songs gaining momentum with listeners locally, truly highlighting the local culture and individual music scenes of the cities they represent. With City Charts, Apple Music brings both global and local artists to the forefront of a new destination for music discovery.

Updated daily, City Charts are featured in Apple Music’s Charts page and are accessible via the Browse or Search pages, or by asking Siri to play a local city chart – for Lagos’ chart, simply say “Hey Siri, play the Top 25: Lagos.” Users can also add their favorite City Charts to their library, download them, and share them with friends.

Territories include Africa; Asia-Pacific; Europe, Russia and Central Asia; Latin America and The Caribbean; Middle East; and United States and Canada.

City Charts are the latest addition to Apple Music’s exceptional range of chart offerings, which includes its Daily Top 100: Global and for 116 countries; album, top songs and music video charts in various genres; as well as the iTunes, Shazam Discovery Top 50, and Shazam’s Top 200’s, Discovery, Cities and Genre charts in its portfolio. With this leading variety of charts, Apple Music is uniquely positioned to capture the zeitgeist of music and reflect what’s truly popular around the world.

Apple Music’s Daily Top 100 charts have become one of the most streamed playlists categories on platform since launch, with more than 4,000 songs from over 2,200 artists across 130+ genres reaching No. 1 on one or more of these.

The launch also includes the release of brand new features for Apple Music subscribers. Artists can now bring their personality to life in Apple Music by adding their own moving images to artist detail pages. Subscribers can now share their favorite lyrics using Messages, Facebook, and Instagram Stories. Lyrics link back to the exact moment in the song, and subscribers can play the snippet in Messages without leaving the conversation. Listeners can dive into the latest and most popular releases from hundreds of record labels and even search for them in Suggestions and Top Results. Albums released from selected labels now have a link to the Record Label page just below the track listing. Apple Music makes it even easier to find personal mixes and Replay playlists with a “Made For You” Library shortcut.

Apple Music’s City Charts and brand new features will be available to all Apple Music subscribers from April 26th. Non-subscribers can view City Charts and preview songs on music.apple.com/browse/top-charts

Supported platforms include iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, CarPlay, Apple Watch, Web, PC, Android phones, tablets, Android Auto and select smart TVs.

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Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites. Email: info@themusicuniverse.com
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