Amp Marketing have a great site where they blog about their daily involvement in the latest methods of digital music marketing.

Last week they posted this piece about how you can make sure you have a shot of appearing in Billboards latest new chart – the Social 50. It’s not going to be easy but, at least if you take the steps that you ought to be talking to have a chance, it’s worth the time and effort.

It requires you to claim your social media accounts at Next Big Sound – which is simple and then try to add followers and fans to make a dent in that chart.

Last week Billboard announced the launch of the Social 50 chart, which will rank artists based on their weekly additions of friends, fans and followers (depending on the network), artist page views and weekly song plays.

Although the first week was dominated by big acts like Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Eminem, there is still room for smaller independent artists to make a splash – like Christine Grimmie at number 15.

Read their piece here.

Also check out their great tips on using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as a musician.