A question that is asked to me routinely several times a week. Why do my track titles show up as 'Audio Track 1' etc. . . when I put my CD in the computer? There are several explanations of this occurrence.
Run by Nielsen, Soundscan is the official method of tracking sales of music and music video products throughout the United States and Canada. They have been tracking sales since March of 1991. It is a common misconception that RIAA uses the Soundscan information to track sales and certify Gold and Platinum sales etc. They do not. On the other hand, Billboard uses the Soundscan information to create their music charts.