Musicians line up for the launch of the Official European Charts
Chart topping girl band, Stooshe, Matt Cardle, Debra Debs, Sway, were just a few musicians who attended the launch of the Official European Charts last night at JuJu London in Chelsea.
The Official European Charts launch is set to revolutionise the music industry as the biggest and only weekly countdown of the best selling singles and albums across Europe.
The ever changing state of the music industry calls for bold inventors, digital creatives who think outside the box and an infusion of investment to drive ideas into reality.
Chart Nation, the multi-million pound global research and charts company behind OEC invested heavily into the research and development of the Official European Charts platform from as far back as 2009. With offices and partners across 15 European cities including ; London, Paris, Amsterdam, Zurich, and many more. The OEC has restructured the dated mechanics of the charts industry inline with the new digital , interactive and social media age.
PR Manager for the Official European Charts, Steve Campbell commented; It is a great day for music, and a greater day for European musicians worldwide. Europe has an amazing array of talent and often because there has never been a destination for European music. It made it impossible to fully appreciate the great music and talent of musicians across Europe. The Official European Charts will provide the essential and only destination to find out what the biggest selling singles and albums are and in the same light provide a gateway for music fans to discover new music through our digital album and singles charts.
The Official European Charts , digital singles and album platform will provide independent artists, record labels and professional musicians with the opportunity to register their release date and release their singles directly into the chart nation platform, with the top 100 countdown from the Official European Digital Singles Charts and Official European Digital Album Charts determined jointly by the amount of unique streams and unique downloads on the OEC site
Users can quickly and simply set up a profile, add their music and release directly into the chartnation shopping platform. Once registered, they can also share their Youtube, Twitter and Facebook profiles and have access to their accounts to be in complete control of 100% of their music sales and present/future releases.
Chart topping girl group, Stooshe have branded the charts revolutionary . They commented; The Official European Charts will bring our music closer to Europe connecting us with new European fans which is what every artist wants. We are so proud to be involved at the inception.
Since, the soft launch, the OEC site ( www.officialeuropeancharts.com ) has attracted over 145,000 + European music fans, booking agents and festival organisers whilst the Twitter account (@europeancharts) has seen an increase of over 10,000 followers and this set to increase.
Hollywood actress, and Billboard chart topping artist Amy Webber who has over 1 million followers on Twitter who released her single into the European digital charts last month commented This year we have topped our Billboard hit with a No.1 on the European Digital Singles Charts. I am so excited to be part of the Official European Charts. As a US artist, our dream is always to break into Europe and tour the continent. The Official European Charts has provided me with the outlet to plan, market and release my music directly to my fans in Europe connecting my single to radio stations, media and booking agents across Europe.
Pop star Matt Cardle commented We need a way for people across Europe to discover new music and the Official European Charts is the perfect vehicle to understand our counterparts across Europe.
As well as syndicating, the weekly charts across media, bookings agents and music fans via weekly newsletter. Chart nation in partnership with IEG Global will also produce a weekly Television and Radio show which will be broadcast on Sky channel 191 each and every Saturday at 6.30pm. The weekly show will feature interviews, live performances and a Top 20 countdown of the biggest selling European singles.
The event was sponsored by Zuricom , the tablet PC manufacturer who are currently promoting the Zuricom Z3 Tablet phone which is a firm favorite with pop star, Matt Cardell.
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