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Off The Charts

New York, NY — January 26, 2013

The new Billboard website is live, designed by AREA 17

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The new Billboard.com

For over 70 years, Billboard Magazine has charted the the latest artists, songs, albums, and musical trends of the moment. Today, music fans have something new to celebrate with the launch of a bold new design for the magazine’s website.

Last year when Billboard approached AREA 17 to evolve its digital brand, we jumped at the challenge to rethink the delivery of its vast archive of charts and exclusive content for a consumer audience. The new site, designed by AREA 17 and developed by Billboard, integrates news, photos and video directly into the charts—transforming the listing into a one-stop destination for discovering the best in music. With the chart at the center of the experience, the new site offers playable charts, fan ratings, enhanced media galleries and a whole new artist hub. As a companion to the consumer site, AREA 17 also redesigned Billboard.biz.

The launch of Billboard.com and Billboard.biz coincide with the rebranding and redesign of the print magazine by Pentagram, as well as a new iPad app produced by Billboard’s in-house team—all poised and ready to bring what many call “the Bible of the music business” to the next generation of music lovers.

Congratulations to the team and all involved!