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How can I sign up to receive the Americana Radio Airplay Charts via email?

What are the Americana Radio Airplay Charts?

There are two monitored Americana Airplay charts; a song-based Singles Chart and an Albums Chart. The software company, CDX TRACtion, monitors each radio station through the online stream of their signal to get their actual weekly spin counts for each album and each track. View reporting stations here. The monitored airplay charts will provide an accurate representation of all Americana albums and song tracks played by our radio reporters. All artist recordings will be fingerprinted into the CDX/Americana radio airplay database. The most expeditious way for albums and tracks to be fingerprinted is to engage CDX to handle the digital radio distribution - learn more here.

How do I submit singles and albums to the charts?

Are you are planning to service your album to the 80-station Americana radio panel? Are you interested in having your album and singles tracked on the Americana Radio Charts? CDX TRACtion is your one-stop service for digital radio distribution and tracking services. TRACtion only recognizes detections on songs that have been “fingerprinted.” The fastest, easiest and most effective way to get your albums to the radio stations and "fingerprinted" for the chart data-tracking system is with CDX TRACtion. Please click here for details and pricing. Songs serviced to Americana Radio through CDX digital distribution are "fingerprinted" automatically. The Americana Music Association® does not distribute music to the stations. 

Please note: The Americana Airplay Charts are strictly to track the spins of albums that Americana stations include in their weekly playlists. It is not intended to be a "DJ Bulk List." The Americana Music Association® created the Americana Airplay Charts as a service to those individuals who are actively working and promoting their albums to radio.

For more information on the Americana Airplay Charts please contact chart@americanamusic.org.

Can I purchase advertisements on the Americana Radio Airplay Charts?

Yes! You can learn more about radio ad opportunities here. To inquire about ad space, please email Michele Rhoades at m.rhoades@americanamusic.org.

How can I purchase a tracking subscription to CDX TRACtion?

Please contact Joe Kelly (joe@cdxnashville.com) at CDX for tracking subscription information.

How does my radio station become an Americana Radio Airplay reporter?

To become an Americana Radio Airplay reporter, please complete this form. You will need the following information:

-Radio station call letters
-City and state of the radio station
-Link to station's broadcast stream
-Station's broadcast radius
-How many hours of Americana music is broadcast each week and on which days (It is recommended that each station broadcast between 12-18 hours of Americana music per week)
-Copy of a current playlist

How do radio stations gain access to view the CDX TRACtion software system?

All Americana radio station reporters were initially sent an invitation from CDX inviting them to view the CDX TRACtion software system so that the monitored station reporters can log in, create an account, and begin using the tracking software as a programming tool. 

What is the Recurrent Policy and Methodology for the Americana Radio Charts?

A newly fingerprinted album is allowed 20 weeks to debut on the Top 50 chart. If the album does not debut on the chart by its 20th week, it is moved to recurrent. Once an album debuts in the Top 50, it is guaranteed "current" status for at least 18 consecutive weeks. In the 18th week following its debut on the Top 50 (and every week thereafter), if the album has fallen out of the Top 50 it is moved to recurrent. If the album continues to chart in the Top 50 after 18 weeks, it is moved to recurrent once it experiences two consecutive weeks of spin and chart position loss and simultaneously fails to meet a required spin threshold. When an album goes recurrent, all of the tracks associated with that album also go recurrent with the exception of any active tracks on the Top 50 Americana Singles chart that do not meet the recurrent conditions for singles. Singles that remain current after an associated album goes recurrent will continue to be subject to the Top 50 Singles chart recurrent policy on an ongoing basis. There is no separate policy governing albums or singles in the Top 10. All actual detections for recurrent singles will still count towards the spins totals of a current album.

How are reporting radio stations monitored?

Reporting stations are monitored through the online stream of their signal and must maintain a 90% uptime percentage weekly to avoid being automatically frozen for the week. If the radio station's stream goes down for more than 10% during the seven (7) day reporting period, that station will be reported as frozen and the previous week's detection data will be used for that station and be used in the chart calculations. If the station has a frozen report for three (3) consecutive weeks, the station may be removed from the reporting panel until the station's stream is fully back up for a week's time. Monitored stations should promptly inform the Americana Music Association or CDX at any time their streaming service provider or online stream address changes to minimize the monitoring disruption that such a change will cause.

What is the Americana Radio Charts reporting period?

Each Americana radio station reporter will be monitored over a seven (7) day period from Tuesday morning at 12:01 AM to the following Monday at 11:59 PM.