A&R = Artists and Repertoire
Talent scouting and overseeing artistic development of recording artists and songwriters.
AQH = Average Quarter Hour
This is the average number of listeners in a fifteen minute period. Mostly related to Radio.
A person that manages a playlist, or station, adding and removing music.
DSP = Digital Service Provider
This is a store such as iTunes, or a streaming platform such as Spotify.
OAC = Official Artist Channel
Many DSP’s allow artists to claim their artist channel, sometimes indicated by a blue tick.
SPI = Spotify Popularity Index
A number from 0-100. 100 meaning the highest possible level of popularity attainable on Spotify.
UGC = User Generated Content
Anything made by a user, e.g. a TikTok video, a Social Media post.