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PRESS RELEASE (03 MARCh 2017): RIM ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF RIM CHARTS Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 March 2017

PRESS RELEASE

RIM ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF RIM CHARTS


3 MARCH 2017, KUALA LUMPUR – The Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM) is pleased to announce the return of RIM Charts. The official weekly issued RIM Chart is set to make a comeback after more than a decade of absence since 2006.

The eagerly awaited chart will focus on the Top 20 most streamed songs in Malaysia and it is calculated from the data report submitted by majors digital music providers such asApple Music, Spotify, KKBOX and Deezer aggregated by BMAT, a company which provides music monitoring services. RIM Charts will be the only industry-recognised digital chartsin Malaysia that tracks the highest streamed tracks each week.

The digital sales revenue accounted for RM 72.7 mil revenue to the Malaysian music industry in 2016, or around 39.2% of the overall music industry revenue, as reported in the annual music industry revenue statistics released last year by RIM. Within the segment, audio streaming alone summed up to RM 31.1 mil revenue. This indicates that the rapid growth of digital music consumption in Malaysia is something that the Malaysian music industry must focus on.

Darren Choy, Chairman of RIM and Managing Director of Warner Music Malaysia, highlighted the industry’s excitement at being able to provide the public with a gauge of the country’s most popular digital tracks.

"The continuation of RIM Charts in today's digital environment is significant. It will be a great tool to analyse and reflect growing consumer trends in listening to music. The digital music market has now clearly grown to the point where an official chart is needed. It is important that RIM is to be able to educate the listeners on how the charts are being calculated and most importantly, to inform Malaysian music listeners on where our locally produced music stands in comparison to other international artistes with regards to music streaming".

The official RIM Chart will be issued every Friday through RIM's website and social media platforms. It will record the rankings of digital streaming occurring in the week before.

In addition, the chart complies with the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) general guideline for chart generation as below.

  1. For the streaming charts, both paid tier (premium) and free tier (ad-supported) streams are included.
  2. Purely non-interactive streaming and algorithm based programming is excluded from the charts.
  3. Airplay or internet simulcasting is excluded from the charts.
  4. Playlists created by third parties is included in the charts.
  5. Streams that play for less than 30 seconds is excluded from the charts.
  6. Certain on-demand streaming services offer radio features (e.g. Spotify’s radio feature) that are semi-interactive/algorithm based. These steams do not count towards the charts.
  7. For streaming-only charts, all streams have the same weight.

View the latest the RIM Charts on the following platforms:

Website        : www.rim.org.my
Facebook      : Recording Industry Association of Malaysia
Twitter         : @malaysia_music
Instagram     : @recordingindustrymy

 
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