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About Us

Media Traffic gathers and publishes the weekly global music charts for albums and tracks. These hitlists based on the official charts from many countries around the world, including USA (Billboard), Japan (Oricon), United Kingdom (Music Week), Germany (Media Control), France (Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique), Canada (Billboard), Australia (ARIA), Italy (Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana), Spain (Productores de Música de España), Netherlands (MegaCharts), Belgium (Ultratop), Mexico (Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas), Brazil (Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos), Argentina (Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers), South Korea (Gaon & Hanteo), New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ), Austria (Media Control), Switzerland (Media Control), Denmark (Tracklisten), Norway (VG-lista), Sweden (Sverigetopplistan), Finland (Suomen Virallinen Lista), Ireland (IRMA), Portugal (Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa), Poland (ZPAV), Hungary (Mahasz), Greece (IFPI Greece) and other.
 

History

Media Traffic was founded in 1998 by Fred Chuchel from Germany. In February began the test phase and in January 1999 the first official Top 40 track chart was released. It was the first attempt ever to create a global chart on a reliable base. In 2007 Media Traffic began to build a chart archive with the weekly Top 10 before 1999. The process is still running and comes to an end in 2014. The complete archive will be contain the period of 1955 until the present. 2002 started the test phase for the global album chart and the first official Top 40 list was released in January 2004. Through the years Media Traffic has developed to one of the best addresses for music charts and has nearly 900.000 views per month (URLmetrics 08/20/2013). The Top 40 lists are also the basis of various radio- & television-shows around the globe. Media Traffic has more than thousand external links and is published on other websites, for example Allcharts.org and ChartsInFrance.
 

Chart Methodologies

The Album Chart based on sales data and the official national album-charts from the USA (Billboard Top 200), Japan (Oricon Album Chart), United Kingdom (Official Charts Company Top 100), France (ChartsInFrance Top Albums), Canada (Billboard Canadian Albums), Australia (ARIA Album Top 50), South Korea (Hanteo), and Netherlands (Mega Album Top 100). All above with sales stats. Furthermore the official charts from Germany (Media Control Album Chart), Italy (FIMI Album Chart), Spain (Promusicae Top 100 Álbumes), Brazil (ABPD), Mexico (Amprofon Top 100), Switzerland (Media Control Album Top 100), Belgium (Ultratop 200 Albums), Sweden (Sverige Topplistan, Veckans Albumlista), Austria (Media Control, ORF Longplaycharts), Norway (VG Lista Topp 40 Album), Denmark (Hitlisterne Album Top 40), Finland (Suomen Virallinen, Albumit), Ireland (IRMA Top 100 Artist Albums), New Zealand (NZ Music Charts, Albums), Poland (OLIS, Top 50), Portugal (AFP Top Albums), Hungary (Mahasz Top 40 Albums), Czech Republic (IFPI CR, Top 50 Prodejní), Greece (IFPI Greece, Top 75 Albums Sales), Taiwan (G-Music Top 20), Slovakia, South Africa, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia. The charts from countries without sales stats are weighted to the size of its markets according to the latest IFPI-statistics (exception: albums with huge sales in these countries are weighted higher). Albums which placed in most or all of our monitoring countries, get additional sales for countries which haven't an official charts like Russia, China, India, Turkey etc.

Similar to the US-Billboard chart the global
Track Chart based on a combination of sales and airplay. At the moment the ratio is 75% (sales) to 25% (airplay). The chart includes singles sales and paid-download stats from the USA (Billboard Digital Songs), Japan (Oricon Single Chart), United Kingdom (Official Charts Company Top 100), Germany (Media Control Single Chart), France (ChartsInFrance Top Singles & Titres), South Korea (Gaon Digital Chart), Canada (Billboard Canadian Hot 100), Australia (ARIA Singles Top 50), Italy (FIMI Top Digital Download), Spain (Promusicae Top 50 Canciones), Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100), Belgium (Ultratop Singles), Norway (VG Lista Topp 20 LÂT), Sweden (Sverige Topplistan, Veckans Singellista), Finland (Suomen Virallinen Lista, Singlet), Denmark (Hitlisterne Track Top 40), Austria (Media Control, ORF Singlecharts), Switzerland (Media Control Singles Top 75), Ireland (IRMA Top 100 Singles), New Zealand (NZ Music Charts, Singles), and the iTunes-charts from the countries without an official hitlist. Furthermore the official national airplay charts from the USA, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Australia, Canada, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, and New Zealand. The charts are weighted to the size of its markets according to the latest IFPI-statistics.
Added by a lot of playlists from radio-stations in Argentina, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Ecuador, Eesti, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, and Venezuela.

Fred Chuchel, September 2013


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