MusicFromNL launches online music charts

The MusicFromNL Top 40 is based on listening figures and reviews of 300, 000 unique visitors who visit www.musicfrom.nl monthly. With the MusicFromNL Top 40, the website responds to the possibilities that the internet offers for promoting music. "A lot of good music is made in the Netherlands, but the attention of the national radio and TV stations is mainly aimed at abroad

The MusicFromNL Top 40 is based on listening figures and reviews of 300, 000 unique visitors who visit www.musicfrom.nl monthly.

With the MusicFromNL Top 40, the website responds to the possibilities that the internet offers for promoting music. "A lot of good music is made in the Netherlands, but the attention of the national radio and TV stations is mainly aimed at abroad. This has adverse consequences for the development of the Dutch music scene. Fortunately, the internet offers an independent platform, where known and unknown artists can make optimal use of. With the MusicFromNL Top 40 we chart the performances of Dutch music talent ", says Arjen van der Straaten, initiator of MusicFromNL. "It is also possible to view our charts based on genres, such as the Singer / Songwriter and the Hiphop Top 40."

Encouraging Dutch musical talent
With the MusicFromNL Top 40 MusicFromNL aims to increase the chances of Dutch music talent to break through. The bands that end up at the top of the charts can count on a promotional budget and extensive attention on MusicFromNL. In the future this will be expanded with attention in other media, performances and exclusive MusicFromNL releases.

New MusicPlayer for objective charts
To make the MusicFromNL Top 40 as reliable as possible, a new MusicPlayer has been developed. This player uses statistics based on unique IP addresses and accepts only ratings from registered users. "The exact way in which our charts are created is, of course, a secret, but in addition to the number of listeners and their assessments, the number of times a track has been added to users' playlists also counts."

MusicFromNL knows from experience that many artists mobilize their supporters to climb charts. That is why she encourages as many other visitors as possible to also judge music. For example, MusicFromNL - which is also the media partner of the Noorderslag Weekend 2008 in 2008 - gives out EuroSonic and Noorderslag tickets to anyone who judges music in December 2007 via the MusicFromNL MusicPlayer.

Sound Vision Studio Charts
MusicFromNL will also use its charts as action-oriented, with the registered artists having a chance to win big music prizes. In December, for example, three days of studio time will be given away in collaboration with the Sound Vision Studio in Arnhem. The registration for this award starts on November 26, 2007. "We work closely with other music organizations to offer artists who are registered with us (registration is free) more. With the three days of studio time that Sound Vision Studio offers, artists can make professional recordings that will definitely help them further. In 2008 we will do similar things for performances at festivals, merchandise, CD productions, etc. "

Relevant links:
MusicFromNL Top 40: http://www.musicfrom.nl/top40/
MusicFromNL MusicPlayer: http://www.musicfrom.nl/player/
Sound Vision Studio Chart: http://www.musicfrom.nl/soundvisionstudio/
Noorderslag Weekend: http://www.noorderslag.nl
Pop Media Prize: http://popmediaprijs.npi.nl/
Sound Vision Studio: http://www.soundvisionstudio.nl