Silvio Pietroluongo has been promoted to executive vp of charts & data partnerships at Billboard, it was announced Tuesday (Mar. 7).
The New York-based Pietroluongo, who was previously senior vp of charts & data development, is a 30-year veteran of the brand who has led Billboard‘s chart operation since 2008. In his new role, he will recruit new data partners for chart inclusion while collaborating closely with various departments within Billboard and PMC to create content and further business initiatives for the Billboard brand domestically and across the globe.
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“Silvio’s contributions to Billboard and its charts is undeniable. Throughout the years, Silvio has been an exceptional operational leader among us and someone whose passion, commitment, and relationships shapes our daily team culture,” said Billboard president Mike Van in a statement on Pietroluongo’s promotion. “We are beyond thrilled to be able to recognize him and honor his commitment to making the ‘Billboard Charts’ what they are today.”
Under Pietroluongo’s leadership, the Billboard charts have evolved to reflect the ever-evolving digital and social media age, optimizing the comprehensive data sets that accurately and definitively measure success in music. During his tenure, Billboard’s charts were the first globally to include audio and video streams to measure song and album consumption. More recently, Billboard launched the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Excl. U.S. charts to measure worldwide song popularity as well as expanded its menu of international song ranking under the Hits of the World banner to over 40 territories.
Pietroluongo started his Billboard career as an intern and moved up the ranks from there, serving in various leadership roles including research supervisor. He was promoted to associate director of charts in 2006, director of charts in 2008, vp of charts & data development in 2014 and senior vp of charts & data development in 2018.
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