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Chart Analysis March 15, 2021

ARIA reveals major changes to its music charts, joins TikTok

Executive Editor, B2B & Print
ARIA reveals major changes to its music charts, joins TikTok

The ARIA Charts will move from Saturdays to Fridays this week, in a move that will make Australia the first major market globally to release official weekly music charts.

There are no changes to the reporting period, which is Friday to Thursday inclusive, and artists that reach the #1 position will also continue to receive an ARIA #1 award.

ARIA has also confirmed it’s joining Australia’s fastest-growing social network.

Music fans will be able to discover the week’s #1 album first at 5pm AEST on TikTok every Friday, under a new partnership with the short-form video app announced today.

ARIA and TikTok will also “celebrate the rich history of the charts”, and spotlight Australian music on the association’s new profile.

ARIA’s new CEO, Annabelle Herd, said local and international artists will be looking to ARIA first to see whether they have secured the coveted # 1 spot at the top of the charts.

“I’m also excited about ARIA joining TikTok,” the former Channel 10 executive added.

“We know that TikTok users are huge music fans and love to be loud about it. ARIA will be right there with them, shouting about the biggest songs and albums in Australia every week.”

The channel will also celebrate great moments in ARIA history and ARIA Charts throwbacks.

Director of Music for TikTok Australia and New Zealand, Ollie Wards, said, every week people are discovering their next favourite artist on TikTok, and every week ARIA is celebrating the best of local and international artists in their charts.

“So we’re stoked to be bringing the two together for the world’s first official #1 record announce each Friday,” he said in a statement shared with TMN today.

TMN, which publishes the official weekly Australian airplay charts with Radio Monitor, will continue to publish the TMN Hot 100 every Friday, and email the Charts Blast on Saturdays.


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