Data analytics

Billboard tops its charts by adding Nielsen data

Modi Wiczyk, co-CEO of Valence Media and Media Rights Capital, speaks on a panel at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 29, 2019.
Modi Wiczyk, co-CEO of Valence Media and Media Rights Capital, speaks on a panel at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 29, 2019. Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images

Valence Media, the parent company of Billboard, agreed to buy the music industry data and analytics business of Nielsen Holdings, per Bloomberg.

Why it matters: This would reunite the music industry's top publisher of sales charts with the company that supplies its data. It also could let Billboard expand its data offerings, including possible subscription products.

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The rise of the C-suite in city halls

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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

From Oakland to Chattanooga tech-focused C-suite roles are rising in popularity among city halls.

Why it matters: As the private sector raises expectations for fast and reliable services, the public sector is working to adapt, adding roles like chief technology officer, chief information officer, chief data officer, and chief analytics officer.