Charting has always been a bit of a tricky process because we value the integrity of the data and the honesty of our chart placement and system design.
Our charts are ultimately designed and counted around interactions carried out by users of tracks/works posted on Atomic by an artist. These interactions include sharing of links to songs, streaming directly from Atomic and other locations (article embeds), purchasing and downloading of tracks on the platform as-well as basic interactions such as internal re-posting, liking and commenting.
Each interaction with a chart is recorded to a database based on the weight of the individual action. Each action carries a number of “Chart Points” and when carried out, will be applied to the points tally.
1 Chart Point – Streaming a single track
10 Chart Points – Sharing a tracks direct link
50 Chart Points – Purchasing and downloading a track
5 Chart Points – Re-posting a track to your profile
5 Chart Points – Liking a track
5 Chart Point – Commenting on a track
Each interaction can only be carried out ONCE per user, per 24 hour period with some interactions only able to be carried out once per lifetime of the user account (i.e. purchase and download will only count once).
There is a lifetime on each Chart Point applied for the Atomic Top Twenty weekly charts. Each individual point expires after 21 days from the time it was applied to the track so over time, you will drop back down the charts naturally.
Each Chart Point will be tallied at the end of the year for the Atomic Hundred show highlighting the highest Chart Points for that year. It will only tally the points from the previous 365 days from the date of database draw (roughly October 15th).
In regards to tallying Chart Points for a Nuclear Awards (Radium, Plutonium, Uranium), there is no expiry. So if you tally points over 15 years and you hit the threshold for a Nuclear Award, you will be eligible for your very own shiny plaque outlining the success of your track on the Atomic Network!