Billboard announces weekly songwriter and producer charts recognizing the top 10 from each category respectively.
Previously, Billboard recognized songwriters and producers annually however recently decided now is the time for change. Debuting June 15, top 10 charts for Hot 100 songwriters and producers will be featured each week. Billboard reports the charts are joined by a rotating set of charts from two other genres among R&B/hip-hop, rap, R&B, country, rock, dance/electronic, Latin, Christian and gospel.
“A songwriter or producer’s influence and importance within the industry and beyond certainly merits recognition beyond our yearly rankings.” says Silvio Pietroluongo, SVP of Billboard’s charts and data development.
According to Billboard, charts are based on total points gained by a songwriter or producer for each song recognized on the respective charts.