FAQ

Why didn’t you review our latest disc or single?

Thousands of new albums are released each week get emailed to us, all seeking print and online reviews and/or mentions. It is litterally impossible to cover all of them within the magazine or online. SOM’s team chooses various titles to review based on overall potential, as well as artistic merit.

Can you tell me how high an artist charted?

Specific questions about charting can be answered by emailing us info@sommagazine.com “subject line – Charting”. You can also tweet us or @readsommag us on instagram.com/readsommagazine.

How does an artist get their music on the Billboard charts?

SOM publishes a host of charts that are individually or collectively based on key fan interactions with music, including album sales and downloads, track downloads, radio airplay and touring as well as streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Vevo, Youtube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. The common measurements we use are tracked year-round by Next Big Sound. In order for artists and title to chart in SOM, they must be among the higher ranked performers among the specific metric used to compile the chart. We are working to level the plain field for indie and major backed artist. Since so many artist have gone independent now we want to help you all create a statement in the industry.

Do you update your charts regularly?

Yes, we make sure to update them everyday early in the morning while your getting rest. If you check the charts early in the morning, you may catch the pages mid-update; please wait a few minutes and try again. If it’s later in the day and you don’t see the new chart, or only see a partially new chart, please clear your browser cache and try again.

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