TMN & Radio Monitor launch new era in Aussie airplay charts

Staff Writer

Australia’s airplay charts will show greater accuracy and impact with a new partnership struck by The Music Network and Radio Monitor.

Both are acknowledged industry leaders in their own right. Radio Monitor for its music monitoring, and TMN for its array of charts including the coveted TMN Hot 100 Airplay Chart.

As part of the changes, all TMN Charts will now be published on a Friday.

This will provide the music industry with a more accurate indication, streamlining chart week data from all sources for the first time in line with global industry best practice.

The charts will also take advantage of Radio Monitor’s breadth of over 200 stations including coverage across commercial, community, ABC, regional and DAB+ radio like never before.

TMN, in partnership with Radio Monitor, will continue to publish niche versions of the Hot 100, including Australian, Country, Breakers and Alternative.

From tomorrow (Oct 4), TMN will also begin to publish the National Indigenous Music Chart which has made a difference to First Australian artist profiles since it launched almost 12 months ago.

TMN is pleased to partner with Radio Monitor for the next phase in our respected chart offering, including the new TMN Hot 100 Powered By Radio Monitor,” said Jake Challenor, publisher & editor of TMN & Radio Today.

“Radio Monitor’s industry-leading platform has already been widely adopted across the industry and quadruples the number of sources being monitored, giving a greater picture of what’s happening across the country.”

Radio Monitor, which has 16 offices around the world, entered the Australian marketplace in 2017.

It was overseen locally by Shooting Star’s Peter Skillman in Sydney and SGC Music Group‘s Stephen Green in Brisbane.

Radio Monitor provides data to all three major record labels as well as a host of radio networks, indie labels, music supervisors and other sectors whose businesses depend on a deep understanding of what’s happening in radio.

“We are very pleased to join with Jake and the team to improve the data that the Australian industry uses to give a broad and accurate picture of what’s happening at radio,” said Green.

“Radio Monitor was built from the ground up with the music industry in mind and we are passionate about creating the best possible picture from which the industry can better understand the landscape, better make decisions and better celebrate their wins.

“Our partnership with TMN is the next step in that journey for Radio Monitor in the Australian marketplace.”

From one-off reports on a particular track or artist through to enterprise-level tools to dissect the entire market, Radio Monitor provides Australia’s broadest and most accurate solution including country, community and digital radio.

The addition of the data to TMN will create new opportunities for collaboration between the two companies as time progresses for further metrics and insights for the industry.

This article originally appeared on The Music Network and was republished with permission.

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