The Recording Industry of South Africa (Risa) has announced the launch of The Official South African Music Charts (Tosac), a radio and digital music streaming chart platform.
The Official South African Music Charts (Tosac) will kick off with a focus on ‘singles’ in the digital music streaming space, the chart will celebrate the popularity and success of the music being enjoyed from diverse artists by music fans across the country.
To ensure accuracy and that the charts represent the broad South African digital music spectrum, Tosac will aggregate data from three digital streaming platforms popularly used by local audiences: Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer.
The Chairperson of Risa Sean Watson said : “We are incredibly excited to be launching such a pioneering platform for the South African music industry and audiences, across different genres. This represents a significant milestone and a much-needed step up to aligning with popular forms of music consumption for the local music industry.
Nhlanhla Sibisi, the CEO of Risa said, “We have a robust music industry in our country, and our people have a natural thirst for music. We have also seen an undeniable shift in how people consume music in the past few years, with more and more audiences making use of streaming services than before. We are thus excited to put in place an offering that not only recognises that but is set to help drive the growth of our industry.”
What you can expect on the charts:
‘Weekly TOP 200 Tracks’ which takes into account all tracks streamed in South Africa, including both local and international music; and ‘Weekly TOP 100 Local ZA Tracks’ which only includes tracks wherein at least one of the credited artists is from South Africa.
Visit the music chart website https://theofficialsacharts.co.za/