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The American Country Music Chart is a digitally monitored airplay tracking chart for Independent Country, Red Dirt and Americana music

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American Country Music Association

If you haven't become a member of the American Country Music Association yet, we encourage you to do so by visiting www.americancma.com.  Becoming a member of ACMA does not guarantee chart positions OR chart eligibility..

SONG SUBMISSIONS

Current singles may be sent to us by using the "SUBMIT NEW MUSIC" link at the top of this page.  Only CURRENT songs will be considered for charting purposes.  To prevent songs that have been out to radio from being submitted later than the actual released and starting at much higher position(s) on our chart, we have put a rule into place.  Songs that have been out at radio longer than 4 weeks but not submitted to our chart will be considered as recurrent and not eligible for the chart.

HOW DOES THE AMERICAN COUNTRY MUSIC CHART COLLECT SPIN COUNTS?

All songs that are tracked must be digitally fingerprinted.  Fingerprinting is not a new technology.  This has been around for years.  There is absolutely NO CHARGE to have a song fingerprinted and placed into our system.  However, only songs that have been fingerprinted and placed into our system can be tracked.  Songs that have not been fingerprinted can't be recognized by the system.  When a song that has been fingerprinted is played on one of our monitored stations, it records the song and adds it to the total spin calculation for the reporting period. 

STATION SPINS WILL NOT BE "FROZEN"

​We are a "monitored" airplay chart.  This means that we monitor a station's internet web stream and only count the spins we can physically hear being played via our stream monitoring system.  If we can't monitor the stations stream, we can't be sure if the song is being played.  This is why we listen to a stations web stream before adding it to our monitoring panel.  If a stations stream continues to drop constantly then it is not added to our panel or is dropped if they are already on the panel. 

​INTERESTED IN BEING A PART OF OUR MONITORED PANEL?

​​We would love to have additional radio stations as part of our panel.  If you would like for us to consider adding you to our panel then get in touch with us.  Contact Kenny Schneebeli by email at kenny@texascountrymusicchart.com.  You can also click HERE to contact us about joining the panel.  To see our current chart panel click here: PANEL LIST

RECURRENT RULE AND METHODOLOGY

​​We want to keep this pretty simple and easy to understand.   Here are the chart rules:

  • ​Songs that reach 20 weeks with 3 consecutive weeks of spin losses will be removed from the airplay chart. (This 20 week period begins the first week the song is tracked in our system.)

  • Songs that have not reached top 20 status after 24 weeks will be removed to from the airplay chart regardless of spin loss.  *24 week period begins the first day the song is tracked* 

  • Songs will be removed from the airplay chart if it reaches the top 20 and then falls back below number 40 on the chart.

  • A song that reaches # 1 on the chart and then falls back below number 10 will be removed from the airplay chart.

  • Songs that reach # 1 and remain there for 5 consecutive weeks will be retired to the recurrent chart after the 10th week at #1.

  • Songs with 10 consecutive weeks of ZERO spins will be removed from the current airplay chart.

HOW DO MUSIC CHARTS WORK?

That's a GREAT QUESTION!  Here is a link to TexasCountryMusicMagazine.com's article explaining how the music charts work.  https://www.texascountrymusicmagazine.com/resources

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