Our new Amrap Metro and Amrap Regional Charts provide a great look into what’s gaining airplay and attention on community radio. The charts show the Top Ten tracks ordered for airplay by community broadcasters through Amrap’s AirIt music distribution service. This week we see an eclectic mix of genres take over, with many charting artists taking advantage of multi-platform promotional opportunities at stations to complement their community radio airplay.
Brisbane’s Art of Sleeping took #1 on the Amrap Regional Chart, moving up from #2 last week. The big vocals and hooks of Crazy are getting community radio airplay in every State and Territory, with extra online coverage on station sites through Amrap Pages including here on 2MCR in Macarthur NSW.
Brisbane also took the mantle of the Amrap Metro Chart with Nite Fields reaching #1 with You I Never Knew. The glistening shoegaze track has steadily moved up the Metro Chart in the last three weeks. Nite Fields are gaining traction overseas having recently signed to US label Felt and are kicking off a European tour in January. Check out the track on Triple R’s Local and/or General here.
Australian music legend Russell Morris moved up two spots to take #3 on the Amrap Regional Chart with Eureka. Morris has traded the psychedelic pop of his 1960s hit The Real Thing for scorching blues and continues to be embraced by community radio. Listen back to a terrific recent interview on Purple Haze at 88.3 Southern FM in Victoria and check out the film clip showcased here on 2MCR.
Glitchy R'n'B two-piece Collarbones debuted at #5 on the Amrap Metro Chart with Only Water. The track is taken from their new album Return which is currently Album of the Week on Sydney’s FBi Radio. Co-producer and lead singer Marcus Whale was recently on air with the OutsideIn Festival Takeover on FBi Arvos.
Suave party boy Jeremy Neale debuted at #6 on the Amrap Metro Chart with The News and alterative country folkster Amber Lawrence takes #5 of the Amrap Regional Chart with airplay across Australia including 2RRR, Plenty Valley FM, Gin Gin’s Own 104.9FM and across the Northern Territory through CAAMA Radio.
Christine Anu’s Island Christmas is in the Amrap Regional Chart for the fourth week running, currently at #8. Christine has been busy on the community radio airwaves with interviews across Australia including 4ZZZ Queensland, RPP Victoria and here on Cairns FM 89.1.
The full charts are now online at www.amrap.org