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In radio broadcasting, airplay is how frequently a song is being played on radio stations. A song which is being played several times every day (spins) would have a significant amount of airplay.Music which became very popular on jukeboxes, in nightclubs and at discotheques between the 1940s and 1960s would also have airplay.
For commercial broadcasting, airplay is usually the result of being placed into rotation, also called adding it to the station's playlist by the music director, possibly as the result of a Pay for Play sponsored by the record label.For student radio and other community radio or indie radio stations, it is often the selection by each disc jockey, usually at the suggestion of a music director.
Most countries have at least one radio airplay chart in existence, although larger countries such as Canada, the United States,the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Japan, and Brazil have several, to cover different genres and areas of the country.
A song which was successful in the airplay charts but weak in sales was commonly known as a "turntable hit" when radio stations played only vinyl singles.Airplay can be a crucial element in securing a singer's 'hit', and alongside social networking websites it is an effective method that artists use to make their name known.
Aaliyah's "Try Again" (2000) was the first song ever to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 based solely on the strength of its radio airplay.
Radio airplay is monitored through audio fingerprinting technology with the help of automatic content recognition service. World recognizable music airplay service providers are Radiomonitor, ACRCloud, BMAT, and Soundcharts.[ citation needed ]
The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on sales, radio play, and online streaming in the United States.
Eurodance is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in the late 1980s in Europe. It combines many elements of hip hop, techno, Hi-NRG, house music and Euro disco.
Nielsen SoundScan is an information and sales tracking system created by Mike Fine and Mike Shalett in 1991. SoundScan is a method of tracking sales of music and music video products throughout the United States and Canada. Data is collected weekly and made available every Sunday and every Monday to subscribers, which include record companies, publishing firms, music retailers, independent promoters, film and TV companies, and artist managers. The Nielsen SoundScan is the sales source for the Billboard music charts, making it the largest source of sales records in the music industry.
The Billboard charts tabulate the relative weekly popularity of songs and albums in the United States and elsewhere. The results are published in Billboard magazine. Billboard biz, the online extension of the Billboard charts, provides additional weekly charts, as well as Year End charts. The charts may be dedicated to a specific genre such as R&B, country, or rock, or they may cover all genres. The charts can be ranked according to sales, streams, or airplay, and for main song charts such as the Hot 100 song chart, all three data are used to compile the charts. For the Billboard 200 album chart, streams and track sales are included in addition to album sales.
Classic country is a music radio format that specializes in playing mainstream country and western music hits from past decades.
A record chart, also called a music chart, is a ranking of recorded music according to certain criteria during a given period. Many different criteria are used in worldwide charts, often in combination. These include record sales, the amount of radio airplay, the number of downloads, and the amount of streaming activity.
The Radio Songs chart is released weekly by Billboard magazine and measures the airplay of songs being played on radio stations throughout the United States across all musical genres. It is one of the three components, along with sales and streaming activity, that determine the chart positions of songs on the Billboard Hot 100.
Dance/Mix Show Airplay is a monitored electronic dance music radio chart that is featured weekly in Billboard magazine.
Hot Country Songs is a chart published weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States.
"Try Again" is a song by American singer Aaliyah. It was written by Static Major and Timothy Mosley, and produced by Timbaland. The song was released on February 22, 2000, as the lead single for the soundtrack to the film Romeo Must Die, and was later included on international pressings of the singer's self-titled album. "Try Again" features an intro in which Timbaland pays homage to Eric B. & Rakim by rapping the duo's opening verse from "I Know You Got Soul".
The Rhythmic chart is an airplay chart published weekly by Billboard magazine.
"Are You That Somebody?" is a Grammy nominated single performed by American singer Aaliyah, recorded for the Dr. Dolittle soundtrack. The song was written and composed by Static Major, who also sang backing vocals, and Timbaland, who, in addition to writing the song, produced and performed a guest rap for it. The song was sent to U.S. pop radio stations on September 29, 1998. The song samples the sound of a baby cooing from producer Jac Holzman's 1964 track "Happy Baby" from Authentic Sound Effects Volume 8 and also samples The Meters' 1974 single "People Say".
"Miss You" is a song by American recording artist Aaliyah. Written by Johnta Austin, Ginuwine and Teddy Bishop in 1998 and initially recorded in the fall of 1999 for her self-titled third studio album (2001), the track remained unreleased. Instead, it was later included on the posthumously released compilation album, I Care 4 U (2002), serving as its leading single during the last quarter of 2002.
"If Your Girl Only Knew" is a song by American singer Aaliyah from her sophomore studio album One in a Million (1996). The song was written by both Missy Elliot and Timbaland with the latter producing the song. Musically "If Your Girl Only Knew" is a Funk and Pop song that features keyboard and organ work along with guitar licks. Lyrically the song is about chiding a man for hitting on them when he already has a girlfriend. The song was released as the albums lead single by Blackground and Atlantic records on July 12, 1996. Upon its release the song was met with generally positive reviews from critics, with many praising Aaliyah's vocal delivery on the record.
In broadcasting, rotation is the repeated airing of a limited playlist of songs on a radio station or satellite radio channel, or music videos on a TV network. They are usually in a different order each time. However, they are not completely shuffled, so as to avoid varying the time between any two consecutive plays of a given song by either too much or too little. When measuring airplay, the number of times a song is played is counted as spins.
"One in a Million" is a song by American singer Aaliyah from her second studio album of the same name. It was written by both Missy Elliott and Timbaland with the latter producing the song. Musically, the song is an R&B club ballad with trip hop and drum and bass influences. Lyrically, it is about Aaliyah professing her love for a guy that she identifies as being her "one in a million." The song was released as the albums third single by Blackground and Atlantic Records on December 10, 1996. Upon its release, it was met with generally positive reviews from critics, with many praising the song's innovative production. In 1998, "One in a Million" was nominated for Best R&B/Soul Single, Female at the twelfth annual Soul Train Music Awards.
The Mainstream Top 40 is a 40-song music chart published weekly by Billboard Magazine that ranks the most popular songs being played on a panel of Top 40 radio stations in the United States. The rankings are based on radio airplay detections as measured by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, a subsidiary of the U.S.' leading marketing research company. Consumer researchers, Nielsen Audio, refers to the format as contemporary hit radio (CHR).
Country Airplay is a chart published weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States since January 20, 1990.
Consequently, what we ended up with was a turntable hit (so called because it received lots of play on disk jockeys' record turntables).
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