Here at Next Big Sound, we bring a lot of data together in one convenient place. Our data comes in many formats and from many sources. We strive to make this data consistent and harmonious so that you can readily compare and contrast, identify patterns, and make better decisions.
Though most data on Next Big Sound is reported daily, we support a number of data sources that report once each week. To enable you to compare data with ease, we convert data from these weekly sources into daily data through a process called interpolation; you’ll see interpolated data labeled as “approximated.” This process affects how we display and report data everywhere in Next Big Sound, from tabular data to our graphing tools. Don’t worry: you can still easily access unchanged weekly data if you need. We’ve documented some common questions about weekly data here in the Help Center; read on!