Feature: "Chart Score"
It's my understanding that Beatport doesn't release the number of times a track has been bought or played, correct? One way Crates might be able to give tracks a popularity ranking could be thought something like a "Chart Score".
Every time a track gets posted to a chart, it gets one point. You could then sort tracks based on Chart Score to get a good idea of what tracks are blowing up. For example if I click on "Black Cow" by
Booka Shade & Yaruba it appears on 30 charts by my count. That would give it a Chart Score of 30. Maybe too popular? While "Bercy (Xxxy Remix)" by Sau Poler is only on one chart ATM.
If you could further filter by date, that would be the best. So if I wanted to see the hottest tracks in the last month in My Beatport or another Crate, I could filter by date then sort by Chart Score. Or if I wanted find hidden gems I could sort in the other direction.
You can already see how many times a track has been charted just by clicking on it in Crates and looking to the left side bar. Having a counter/total there would be a good start, I agree.
But it also sounds like what you’re asking for is the # of chartings to appear as a sortable item in the tracklist. Definitely something to consider – thanks for the feedback. :)
Jay Gregory commented
Yeah, exactly! Then you can quickly see, compare, and sort instead of having to count them all up by hand. This would be a sweet "pro" selling feature. I know I'd pay a premium for that. I've also noticed you list all the times a track has been re-released as well. You could add these two together (# of chart appearances + # of re-releases) for an overall popularity/hotness score that would be much more useful that the "Beatport Top 10", especially if you could sort in each of your crates.