Billboard has promoted senior chart manager Keith Caulfield to associate director of charts/retail. In his new role, Caulfield will oversee retail-related aspects of chart production, which includes acting as a liaison with Billboard data provider Nielsen SoundScan, label sales departments and music retailers. Los Angeles-based Caulfield will continue to write Billboard’s weekly Over the Counter column and provide editorial chart analysis for the magazine and for Billboard.biz and Billboard.com.
Chart manager Gary Trust has also been promoted to associate director of charts/radio. Trust will manage day-to-day activities related to the brand’s radio-based charts, interacting with radio monitoring service Nielsen BDS, label
promotion staffs and radio programmers. He will continue to write Chart Beat, Billboard’s chart highlights and trivia column, which is updated daily on Billboard.com.