Launched in 2009, Next Big Sound is the leading provider of analytics and insights for the music industry. We merge tens of billions of data points (social media, press coverage, events) for hundreds of thousands of artists with our customers' proprietary sales and streaming data. We cover the majority of the global recorded music industry and use our data to forecast the next big selling artist. Next Big Sound powers the Social 50 and Next Big Sound charts for Billboard. As of July 2015, NBS is part of Pandora Media, Inc.