The music network (TMN) partnered with country music media Countrytown to extend the reach and visibility of its famous Country Hot 50 ranking.
As part of the team, the map will be renamed Countrytown Hot 50.
Countrytown was created by Stephen Green’s SGC Media last September when it also acquired electronic, club, hip hop and indie music store Purple Sneakers.
The company’s first foray into media began in 2018 with the launch of The Faction on iHeartRadio, an online radio station and social community dedicated to music and metal fans.
The partnership between TMN and Countrytown will mean greater importance to the artists who grace the roster every week and increase visibility around the industry’s most respected broadcast board, with stats compiled by industry leader Radio Monitor.
The chart will continue to be published on TMN every Friday, with the TMN Hot 100 powered by Radio Monitor, and included in TMN Charts Blast newsletter every Saturday.
Drawing on playlists from over a dozen country-formatted radio stations across Australia, the graphic is a true representation of the real tricks being heard by country fans nationwide.
“When we launched Countrytown.com.au Last year we knew there was a massive audience for country music that was underserved and we continue to find that audience growing exponentially every month since our launch in October, ”said Green.
“We are happy to partner with TMN to give country music an even bigger platform and tell the stories behind the artists we hear on the air.
The top 20 tracks can already be heard weekly on Ray Hadley’s Country Countdown on stations such as Nine Radio and Kix Country, while the Countrytown Artist of the Week is featured weekly in iHeart Country.
You can also follow the Countrytown Hot 50 by follow the Spotify playlist.
“TMN is proud to support the country music industry with nationwide ranking for over six years and we are delighted to partner with SGC Media and Countrytown to give the graph an even bigger platform, ” TMN publisher, Jake Challenor of Take 2 Media, said.