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IMPALA launches pan-European charts

By | Published on Thursday 8 March 2012

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Pan-European indie label trade body IMPALA has announced the launch of two new charts, measuring the success of independent music across Europe. The Top Independent European Digital Download Chart and Top Independent European Radio Airplay Chart will be compiled on behalf of the trade body by Nielsen Music, whose SoundScan system is used to compile the Billboard charts in the US. No word yet on the analogue download chart.

IMPALA’s Executive Chair Helen Smith told CMU: “We are delighted to be collaborating with Nielsen on this new project. Very little information is available about independent music on a pan-European level. Our new charts aim to level the playing field and provide a deeper and more diverse picture of the most successful music in Europe”.

MD of Nielsen Music, Jean Littolff added: “Nielsen is thrilled to be producing these new charts, thanks to our extensive and unrivalled pan-European coverage in both digital sales and airplay monitoring. They reflect the achievements of IMPALA’s independent record company members across Europe. Nielsen Music is constantly investigating new ways of contributing and bringing further insights to the music industry: monitoring success through independent charts reflects the richness and diversity of the music business, and will benefit the whole industry”.

The charts will be available to IMPALA members on a weekly basis beginning later this month. But to kick things off, IMPALA has published the top ten download and airplay charts for 2011. I hope I’m not spoiling it by telling you that Adele did quite well.

Top ten downloads in Europe 2011:

1. Adele – Someone Like You
2. Adele – Rolling In The Deep
3. Alexandra Stan – Mr Saxobeat
4. Adele – Set Fire To The Rain
5. Example – Changed The Way You Kiss Me
6. DJ Antoine vs Timati feat Kalenna – Welcome To St Tropez
7. Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand
8. Adele – Make You Feel My Love
9. Caro Emerald – A Night Like This
10. Tiesto vs Diplo – C’mon (Catch Em By Surprise)

Top ten radio airplay in Europe 2011:

1. Adele – Rolling In The Deep
2. Adele – Set Fire To The Rain
3. Alexandra Stan – Mr Saxobeat
4. Adele – Someone Like You
5. Caro Emerald – A Night Like This
6. Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand
7. Example – Changed The Way You Kiss Me
8. Inna – Sun Is Up
9. DJ Antoine vs Timati feat Kalenna – Welcome To St Tropez
10. Alexandra Stan – Get Back



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