Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), the organisation that represents the interests of the global independent music community, has unveiled a comprehensive new study, which provides the first ever global overview of chart reporting.
Edited by Henriette Heimdal, this new report, which is entitled WIN Global Chart Report 2017, uses data provided by WINTEL and the IFPI’s RIN (including value of market, population of a country, internet penetration and indie/major market share split), alongside information provided by independent music trade associations from 28 different countries around the world including markets such as China, Brazil, South Africa and the US.
The report also provides a detailed breakdown of which charts are available in each country, information on specific rules such as how stream to download ratios are calculated, details about chart entry criteria and what the various national certification award thresholds are.
WIN Global Chart Report 2017 also provides valuable insight into how different territories manage the reporting of chart information and how success is measured, and will serve as useful market intelligence for companies looking for points of entry into new territories.
Designed to be an evolving document, this report will be updated regularly as markets mature and change their chart reporting methodology.
Some of the key findings contained in the report include:
Alison Wenham, CEO of WIN said: “WIN Global Chart Report 2017 provides the first ever global overview of chart reporting, making available important market intelligence and insight. As the music industry evolves towards becoming a truly global marketplace it is vital that we have an in-depth understanding of how different territories collate sales information and measure success. This new study will also serve as a valuable tool in our ongoing mission to protect the interests of the global independent music community and to ensure fair access to markets and level playing fields for independent music around the world.”