Chart Analysis July 18, 2018

“… This is just the very beginning of our great campaign for Amy”: Denis Handlin on Sony’s Q2 radio results

Charts & New Music Editor
“… This is just the very beginning of our great campaign for Amy”: Denis Handlin on Sony’s Q2 radio results

Sony Music Australia rallied to bring home a Hot 40 airplay result of over 26% in the second quarter of 2018. The major scored substantial growth of more than 10% on Q1.

Core artists Calvin Harris and Justin Timberlake, as well as breaking acts Khalid and Camila Cabello, combined seamlessly to form the backbone of the label’s radio charge.

Sony artists spent roughly one-third of the quarter leading the TMN Hot 100 by virtue of Australian Amy Shark. I Said Hi won a landslide Most Added To Radio in April and continues to captivate radio audiences after six weeks topping the airplay chart.

Denis Handlin AO, Sony Music chairman and CEO Australia and NZ, president Asia, said: “Amy Shark is a very special person and a very special talent. She is the real deal. It is fantastic to see the public responding to her brilliant storytelling.

“Amy was the first Australian artist to claim the top position since 2016, and to go on to hold the #1 position on the chart for a further six weeks highlights the incredible reaction to I Said Hi.

“Amy’s brilliant new album LOVE MONSTER is released this week, and this is just the very beginning of our great campaign for Amy.”

The rise of developing artists was the cherry on top for the label which has been very pleased to see artists such as Robinson supported across alternative and commercial radio and King Princess gleaning strong support from triple j.

Sony’s domestic roster was also on display with Jessica Mauboy (We Got Love), Peking Duk (Fire) and Conrad Sewell (Healing Hands) all placing well on the Q2 airplay chart.

The label is preparing for a big Q3, putting their weight behind a wide array of local and international acts including Kygo, Tash Sultana, Guy Sebastian, Tom Walker, The Chainsmokers, George Ezra, P!NK, LSD, Sigala and Little Mix.


See the full results of the Q2 2018 Australian Singles Report here

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