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Nielsen BDS – How to Submit Your Music

Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, better known as BDS, is a service that tracks monitored radio, television and internet airplay of songs based on the number of spins and detections. The service, which is a subsidiary of Nielsen Corporation provides the basis for Nielsen Media publication Billboard in the United States.


Submit CD’s and MP3’s free of charge, electronically through our secure Virtual Encode website. Virtual Encode Access: Please send an email with “Virtual Encode” as the subject to our Client Services Department at for a username and password.


PLEASE include the following information in the body of your email:

• Your Full Name

• Company or Label Name

• Contact Number

• Primary Email Address

• Any Additional Contact Information

You will then receive login information and instructions via email for the Virtual Encode website to upload your music.


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