• The Jagermeister AIR Charts Have A New Home

    25 Mar 2009, 3:15 de nattogc

    Presenting Australian Independent Record Labels Association's (AIR's) commitment to building the profile of the Australian Independent Music sector has seen large changes to the organisations two flagship public projects's the [Jagermeister] AIR Awards and the [Jagermeister] AIR Charts. After the riotously successful AIR Awards held in November 2008's now time to shift the focus to the Australian Independent Charts. Historically, the charts have been published as a weekly top 20 from sales data gathered from ARIA but in recent years we've expanded our charts survey to include monthly independent genre charts for Hard Rock/Punk, Blues and Roots, Dance/Electronica, Jazz, Country and Urban/Hip Hop.Independent music in Australia has always thrived despite relative apathy from commercial radio and relentless competition from major labels. This said, there needs to be an opportunity for independent artists to shine publicly amongst their peers and that's what the AIR charts aim to achieve.The team at AIR has been working away on a new home for the Australian Independent Charts and the end result is a website that is interactive, user friendly, informative and promotes Australian Independent musicians and labels.The Jagermeister AIR charts Mover Of The Week will be awarded to the most impressive charting debut release while the Monthly Feature Label will make for entertaining reading from some of our resourceful and innovative independent labels. Each month the spotlight will be shone on an up and coming act in the Sonicbids Feature Artist section. There are also plans to include a D-Star powered radio chart. The radio chart will ne Australia's first independent focussed radio chart and will without doubt provide an interesting counterpart to the sales sales rankings of our regular charts.So without any more further ado AIR would like to present the brand new dedicated website for the Jagermeister AIR Charts: