TMN partners with Countrytown to expand the Country Hot 50 chart
As part of the team-up, the chart will be rebranded the Countrytown Hot 50.
Countrytown was set up by Stephen Green’s SGC Media last September when it also acquired the electronic, club, hip hop and indie music outlet, Purple Sneakers.
The business’s first foray into media began in 2018 with the launch of The Faction on iHeartRadio, an online radio station and social community dedicated to metal music and fans.
The partnership between TMN and Countrytown will mean greater prominence for the artists who grace the list each week and increase the visibility around the industry’s most respected airplay chart, with statistics compiled by the industry leader Radio Monitor.
The chart will continue to be published on TMN every Friday, along with the TMN Hot 100 powered by Radio Monitor, and included in TMN’s Charts Blast newsletter each Saturday.
Drawing on the playlists of the key dozen country formatted radio stations around Australia, the chart is a true representation of real spins heard by country fans nationally.
“When we launched Countrytown.com.au last year, we knew there was a massive audience for country music that was underserved and we continue to find that audience with exponential growth every month since we launched in October,” Green said.
“We are pleased to partner with TMN to give an even bigger platform for country music and tell the stories behind the artists that we hear on the airwaves.”
The chart’s top 20 tracks can already be heard each week on Ray Hadley’s Country Countdown across stations including Nine Radio and Kix Country, while the Countrytown Artist of the Week is featured every week across iHeart Country.
You can also follow the Countrytown Hot 50 by following the Spotify playlist.
“TMN has been proud to support the country music industry with the country chart for more than six years and we’re excited to partner with SGC Media and Countrytown to give the chart an even bigger platform,” TMN publisher, Take 2 Media’s Jake Challenor, said.