What is SoundScan?

SoundScan is a tracking system operated by the ACNielsen, that tracks sales of music and music video products. Any music product that carries a UPC or EAN barcode and ISRC code is eligible to be tracked by SoundScan. According to their website, “Sales data from point-of-sale cash registers is collected weekly from over 14,000 retail, mass merchant and non-traditional (on-line stores, venues, etc.) outlets. Weekly data is compiled and made available every Wednesday. Nielsen SoundScan is the sales source for the Billboard music charts.”

Last Update: February 2, 2018  

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