Mediabase Debuts Dance Chart
December 2, 2014 at 5:47 PM (PT)
MEDIABASE is going to launch a brand new Dance airplay chart; a 30-position chart posting each SUNDAY night at www.mediabase.com. The seven charter reporters are WXJZ/GAINESVILLE, FL; KYLI/LAS VEGAS, NV; WPTY/NASSAU-SUFFOLK, NY; KNHC/SEATTLE; iHEARTRADIO’s “Evolution;" MUSIC CHOICE “Dance” and SIRIUSXM’s “BPM.”
“We are excited to debut the new MEDIABASE Dance airplay chart," RCS-MEDIA MONITORS-MEDIABASE Pres./CEO PHILIPPE GENERALI stated. "This new chart speaks to our ongoing commitment of providing the industry with the best charts, most accurate data, and useful breakouts. This is just another way to highlight the accomplishments of the recording industry that the artists who fuel the airplay of this genre.”
The first #1 on the Dance airplay chart belongs to ALESSO’s “Heroes (we could be),” featuring TOVE LO. Meanwhile, a couple of artists with solid track records of pop crossover hits are among the top five, including “Blame” from CALVIN HARRIS f/JOHN NEWMAN and “Dangerous” by DAVID GUETTA f/SAM MARTIN.
ALL ACCESS President & Publisher JOEL DENVER added,"We are very excited to have the MEDIABASE DANCE AIRPLAY CHART availabile to monitor the growing audience and fans of this important genre of music. ALL ACCESS will be making MEDIABASE DANCE AIRPLAY CHART available very soon in the ALL ACCESS DANCE section. We appreciate the support for the DANCE format from everyone at MEDIABASE including PHILIPPE GENERALI and PREMIERE EVP/Music And Partner Integrations ALISSA POLLACK."
"This is a great day for Dance music!" ALL ACCESS Dance Editor CARY VANCE declared. "To have MEDIABASE make a commitment to the Dance music genre is incredible and shows the strength and impact that these stations and format are having at radio today.The festival attendees have been aware of how big the music is; the digital sales have shown how passionate the fans are for the music; and now with MEDIABASE monitoring these stations and having a Top 30 chart, radio and the labels will be able to see how big Dance music really is.”
"MEDIABASE is pleased to debut its new Dance Airplay Chart as a compliment to the industry’s best collection of monitored stations," ALISSA POLLACK and KEVIN MCCABE said. "We have long felt the impact of Dance music on other MEDIABASE charts – and we’re glad to provide the community with its own unique breakout. All of us at MEDIABASE extend congratulations to the artists on the inaugural Dance Airplay chart – led by ALESSO/Heroes at #1!"