We are Luminate, entertainment’s preeminent data and insights company, unleashing access to the most essential, objective, and trustworthy information across music, film and television.
Luminate has deep roots in accurately measuring and tracking the entertainment industry. As SoundScan and BDS Radio, we developed the methodology to measure consumer engagement with music through radio and point of sale metrics, both of which were eventually adopted by Billboard for their iconic Billboard Charts (a partnership which remains today). As Nielsen Music, we launched Music Connect–the music industry’s leading platform for music analytics, trends and market share. And as TV Tracker and Variety Insight, we built the film and television industry’s largest database of film and television metadata. In 2022, Luminate was created to fulfill the vision to be entertainment’s preeminent data and insights company, unleashing access to the most essential, objective and trustworthy information across music, film and television.
Who we are
Our work isn’t just powerful — it’s prescient. We’re rooted at the intersection of tech and media, in today’s challenges and tomorrow’s plans. Never losing sight of our clients’ needs, we deliver them essential guidance with the highest levels of quality and accuracy. But we always look ahead. We search for answers to questions no one has thought yet to ask. We pair exceptional technology with the most expansive and trusted database of its kind, consistently evolving, enabling our clients to make their most informed and impactful decisions. The result is a best-in-class level of predictive analytics, accompanied by expert, unbiased insight.
We are music lovers and enthusiastic gamers, passionate film buffs and social engagers, scrolling online and tapped into the zeitgeist. We are technologists, experts across a myriad of subjects, scientists and developers. We are curious. That’s why we do what we do.
Billboard Global BB200 & Hot 100 launched, powered by MRC Data
Announced rebrand as Luminate at SXSW
Expanded music coverage to 48 new countries
As entertainment’s preeminent data and insights company, our services unlock the most trustworthy information across music, film and television.
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