European Independent Airplay Chart Q3-2012
New European airplay charts by Nielsen Music and Impala highlight the most successful independent artists of 2012’s third quarter..
German dance act tops EU indie charts
IMPALA and Nielsen have released new charts that demonstrate what the most played independent records were on radio across Europe in the third quarter of 2012.
The clear leader of the pack is German act R.I.O featuring US singer Nicco with their hit Party Shaker – which tops both the Top 20 Airplay list and the Top 10 New Entries chart.
Elsewhere, Two Door Cinema Club’s Sleep Alone, via the Kisuné label, become Q3’s second highest-played new entry across Europe, and the 12th most played overall.
The Top 10 Climbers highlights Sandro Silva and Quintino’s leap to 40 in the charts, along with Major Lazer’s impressive climb to 23 from 80.
Jean Littolff, MD, Nielsen Music Europe said: “These third-quarter 2012 airplay charts showcase independent music played on radio across Europe and they underline its energy,
dynamism and success. Nielsen is delighted to be working with IMPALA on these unique charts and look forward to seeing the successes that fourth quarter chart highlights.”